Marriott’s lifestyle brand, Moxy Hotels, has appointed Glaswegian Ross Saunders to lead the launch of the new 181 bedroomed Glasgow Moxy.  The new hotel is due to open in the Merchant district of the city on November 13th.

Aged 32, Saunders is taking the helm as Captain of Moxy Glasgow, the brand’s take on a General Manager.

 

Having worked in the hospitality industry in the city for the last 15 years he is well equipped to launch Moxy to the masses.  Saunders commented; “I’m a Glaswegian and proud to be launching this hotel on home soil.  The city always punches above its weight for providing excellent, friendly hospitality.  Moxy will stand out for being a different player in the field with its unique approach to the guest experience and we’re looking forward to throwing open our doors next month and showcasing what Moxy is all about.”

 

Saunders will be launching Marriott’s 5th Moxy in the UK which will create 32 jobs.  The  playful and edgy, millennial-focused boutique hotel brand is reinvigorating the hotel experience for the budget savvy traveller.  Saunders added; “Moxy Hotels have really made a name for themselves in the hospitality industry as a spirited and fun place to stay where they are no rules or boundaries.  Locating ourselves in Merchant City, the hotel will reflect the history and vibe of the local area with some specially commissioned, quirky art.”

 

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Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, continue to evolve the Moxy Hotels as each one opens.  Donovan Sumner, who opened the very first UK Moxy hotel in Aberdeen in December 2016 and is now Moxy Operations Officer UK, Italy and Norway commented; “Nearly 2 years after Aberdeen Moxy opened, we are delighted to be adding Glasgow to our growing UK portfolio.  Since 2016, the Moxy brand has developed significantly and Ross brings a wealth of experience with him, especially in the local hotel industry.”

 

Belvar is currently operating 13 Moxy hotels and has opened 3 London hotels in the last 18 months.  Excel and Stratford opened in 2017 and Heathrow opened in April of this year.  There are already 29 worldwide Moxy hotels and Belvar has 7 planned openings next year within Europe including Edinburgh, York, Southampton, Paris and Verona.

 

Moxy opened its first hotel in Milan in September 2014.  It now has 22 hotels operating across Europe with another 20 planned to open in the next 18 months.  Five Moxy Hotels have been launched in the UK which comprises of three in London, one in Aberdeen and now Glasgow.  A further 4 are scheduled to open in the UK next year.  12 have opened in the US with a further 10 due to open in the next 18 months.

 

Moxy Glasgow Merchant City
210 High Street, Glasgow  G4 0QW United Kingdom  
+44 141 846 0256  

 


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