The new Moxy just opened in Memphis a few weeks ago. We stayed at the one in New Orleans (that’s where all these pics are from) and…while we liked it, it just seemed like it was trying waaaaay too hard. It’s ripe for Fellow Kids.
There are literally pegs on the wall instead of a closet. And no long surfaces to lay out a suitcase. Moxy is like if you already have the clothes on you’re going to wear for a night out, you’re going to crash and just jet the next day, we gotcha. And getting a complimentary cocktail just for checking in — at a bar — somehow is a thing. PS the only coffee is in the lobby, and there’s a communal ironing room because there aren’t irons in the room.
Let’s start with a poker chip at check-in that gets you a complimentary snack or thirst quencher at the bar.
…Don’t say we’re not creative. Head down the hall to our communal ironing room, where you can either get your clothes ready for the day or simply take some Instagram-worthy photos. You’ll see what we mean once you’re in there.
…Mooch off our free Wi-Fi and electricity while you’re down there. We don’t judge.
…Sorry not sorry — we break hotel rules. It’s more fun that way.
Also, this next part is my favorite. Know how in Portlandia, there was “put a bird on it”?
At the Moxy, they’re like: put a word on it.
Aisle 7 next to the live / love / laugh ones is prob:
call sixty-eight for bedtime stories
IKEA sez hey.
the designers, on rev two, will make the word UP! upside down
Corporate memo: Bethesda will send dank anti-motivational messages using nouns as verbs for in-room chalkboard communique every Monday and Thursday to keep things lit.
Actually, it was a fun experience and amusing to see what Marriott did with this brand. I hope it’s one of those things where they keep pushing money into it so it keeps changing, and it’s good to see that they’re not going cookie-cutter (so many Marriotts look just like every other Marriott. Hilton’s the same. Have you ever stayed at a Hampton Inn? Congrats because you now know what 98% of them look like.). Nice: the Moxy in Atlanta looks different from Chattanooga looks different from Chelsea, so they’re trying to infuse a local look into each. Curious to see what this room will look like in three years. Will it be new, or will it be this moment in time preserved in amber?