Are you ready for a little moxy in your life?

Get ready to welcome yet another new hotel brand to Australia. 
Moxy Hotels, described as Marriott International's "playful, experiential hotel brand for the next generation of travellers", is set to debut in Australia with the opening of Moxy Melbourne South Yarra (artist's impression below) in July 2021. 

The 180-room, new-build standalone hotel is being developed by Melbourne businessmen Hector Ktori and Peter Arvanitis and will be designed by architectural firm Rothelowman. 
What is a moxy? You may well ask. 
Decades ago, when I worked for the Associated Press wire service, I was baffled when a senior editor told me I had a "whole lot of moxie". It apparently means "showing force of character, determination, or nerve", although I think he actually meant that I was bloody rude and cocky.
Moxie and moxy are apparently the same and there are 30 Moxy hotels across Europe, North America and Asia and more than 80 properties in development. 
The blurb says Moxy Hotels "redefine the traditional affordable hotel experience, allowing guests to work, play and connect while surrounded by bold design and contemporary style". 
The wifi is described as "furiously fast", although how that will work in Australia is anyone's guess. 
“Australia has seen growing demand in the select-service tier (hotel jargon at its best) and we look forward to introducing the Moxy brand to this market with Moxy Melbourne South Yarra,” said Paul Foskey, Chief Development Officer, Asia Pacific, for Marriott International.
Moxy Melbourne South Yarra will be at 30-32 Claremont Street. Guests will be a short walk from Chapel Street - Melbourne's trendy shopping and entertainment strip - and South Yarra Station.  
For more information see http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en

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