Australia’s first Moxy Hotel opens in Sydney

Gone are the days of sub-par airport hotels that barely meet basic needs. Moxy Sydney Airport redefines the genre with a playful vibe, inspired design and luxurious surrounds. 

Moxy Hotels is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s hospitality portfolio and has built a reputation as a disruptive, youthful and energetic brand that brings a distinct character to every location it graces. Today, 22 August 2023, marks Moxy Hotels’ debut into Australia on the doorstep of Sydney’s domestic terminal, 10 minutes from Sydney International Airport and 20 minutes from Sydney’s CBD. Moxy Sydney Airport will offer an unconventional experience with vibrant communal spaces, 24/7 dining options, flexible working and meeting spaces and excellent service, all at an affordable price point, located at 56 Baxter Road, Mascot with rates from AUD$209 per night. 

Architecture, interior design and facilities at Moxy Sydney Airport

The design of the hotel ​​​​​takes inspiration from Mascot’s industrial and art-deco heritage and was overseen by Canadian interior design studio, MAED. COLLECTIVE. Outside, the façade is distinguished by a striking public art mural created by local artist Elliott Routledge, who also crafted the sculpture on level four, which celebrates Moxy’s Play On spirit. 

The lobby channels a warehouse aesthetic with wrought iron beams and natural materials, and features a multi-functional work and interactive social space. The lobby is centred around the hotel bar where guests check in with a complimentary ‘Get Moxy’ signature cocktail, or enjoy some time in the ​​​​Living Room, a laid-back communal space. A curated collection of eclectic and nostalgic pieces add character to the Living Room, such as ​a 1970s photobooth and reclaimed vintage lounge chairs. Guests ready to break a sweat can visit the 24/7 gym, equipped with an iconic Moxy pink boxing bag, or rent a Moxy bike and explore the local area. Moxy also promises a pink airport shuttle bus to greet guests as they arrive. 

queen room at moxy sydney airport
© Moxy Sydney Airport

Rooms at Moxy Sydney Airport 

Working within an industrial-chic design concept, the 301 guest rooms at Moxy Sydney Airport are planned to maximise space and feature modular furniture. Guests can expect to encounter Moxy’s signature Stellar Works foldable workspace desks and chairs, as well as a peg wall so the room can be adapted to meet the needs of guests. The rooms are also fitted with motion-activated LED lights, keyless entry, 55-inch flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Guests suffering from jet lag, or simply struggling to sleep, will appreciate the presence of the retro phone which plays a themed bedtime story that’s sure to help insomniacs catch some Zs. Artwork from Sydney creator Evi O appears on the walls of the rooms. Visitors can choose from king and queen sleepers, twin rooms, or quad bunks perfect for families and groups.

Dining at Moxy Sydney Airport

The dining concepts at Moxy Sydney Airport are cool, laidback and unpretentious. Bar Moxy functions as a communal work and connection space by day, then transforms into a social hub at night. Bar Moxy has partnered with local brands Archie Rose and Young Henry to produce an extensive list of cocktails, wines, and local brews for guests to imbibe. In the evenings, meals are served by Pimp My Pita, a fresh and flavoursome Australian street food-inspired concept.  

Little Baxter is the hotel’s cafe and is fashioned after the iconic Australian milk bar. Presenting punters with baked pastries from Sonoma and signature blends and single origins sourced from Marrickville’s Double Roasters, Little Baxter is the perfect place to grab a quick bite on the go or stay and linger over a comforting cup of caffeine. Moxy Pick-Ups offers 24/7 grab-and-go snacks and drinks, too.

The record room at moxy sydney airport
Record Room. © Moxy Sydney Airport

Meeting rooms and event spaces

The hotel features five meeting studios for private events. Two notable mentions are the ArtHouse, a not-so-typical boardroom with an enviable collection of contemporary Australian artwork curated by local art gallery, Saint Cloche, and the Record Room, which takes inspiration from Australia’s rock n roll era. There’s an alfresco option on Moxy Terrace.  

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