Marriott's Moxy debuts in Taiwan

Business with lots of leisure at Moxy Taichung

The lifestyle driven brand underscores Marriott's APAC expansion focus, with Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda also slated to open end 2020.
The lifestyle driven brand underscores Marriott's APAC expansion focus, with Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda also slated to open end 2020.

Marriott International has launched their first Moxy Hotel in Taichung, Taiwan on 10 November, making it the sixth Moxy Hotel to open in Asia Pacific. Other countries with the free-spirited brand's footprint include South Korea, Japan, Indonesia and China. Moxy Osaka Shin Umeda is also slated to open end 2020.

“This opening...underscores Marriott International’s commitment to continue growing its lifestyle portfolio across the region, and to cater to the next-generation of travelers with tailored experiences in a well-designed space that is surprisingly affordable," said Henry Lee, president, Greater China, Marriott International.

Business travellers will appreciate Moxy Taichung's address in between the uptown and downtown districts, a short distance from the nearest subway station and 13 minutes from the Taiwan High Speed Rail Taichung Station. The Taichung International Airport is located approximately 24 km away from the hotel.

Apart from the tech-enabled meeting room available for bookings, the hotel's rooftop bar, XOXO delivers city views with curated cocktails for a hosting party. Two 24-hour services open up flexibility for guests' schedules: the ironing room for self-service ironing should there be last minute meetings, and working in a sweat any time of the day at the fitness centre.

All 262 rooms in Moxy Taichung come with modern essentials: 55-inch flat screen television which allows YouTube and Netflix casting, sound system, "furiously fast" Wi-Fi, multiple USB power outlets, and motion-activated LED guidelights below the bed.

When business gives way to leisure time, guests can reach many of Taichung's star attractions, including the Rainbow Village, Zhongshe Flower Market, as well as the street food paradise of Yizhong Street Night Market.

"Taichung is a vibrant and energetic city that celebrates openness and originality, which also happens to be the attitude for all Moxy Hotels worldwide," said Pascal Hsiao, captain, Moxy Taichung.

As Taiwan's second largest city, Taichung holds at least 40 exhibitions annual, ranked third in international conference ranking according to ICCA's 2019 statistics. Apart from the existing World Trade Center Taichung, and Greater Taichung International Expo Center, the Shuinan International Convention Exhibition Center is slated to open by 2022.