HONG KONG, 13 November 2020: Marriott International opened
its first Moxy Hotel in Taichung, Taiwan, a 262-room property located close to
many of the city’s attractions, including the quirky Rainbow Village, Zhongshe
Flower Market and Yizhong Street Night Market.
“It marks the sixth Moxy Hotel to open in the Asia Pacific
and further underscores Marriott International’s commitment to continue growing
its lifestyle portfolio across the region, and to cater to the next generation
of travellers,” said Marriott International president, greater China Henry Lee.
Located a short distance from the nearest subway station and
13 minutes from the Taiwan High-Speed Rail Taichung Station, the new Moxy
Taichung places travellers with convenient access to the various areas of
Taiwan including The Taichung International Airport, 24 km from the hotel.
Taichung is Taiwan’s second-largest city, home to a lively
cultural, arts, entertainment, and lifestyle scenes. In addition to its many
museums, theatres, parks and temples, Taichung’s Chun Shui Tang teahouse is
said to be the original birthplace of bubble tea. The city is also home to many
of Taiwan’s high-tech manufacturing facilities, particularly in the
semiconductor and transport industries. The Taichung World Trade Centre is a
popular venue for many international industrial conventions and trade shows
Moxy as a “playful and affordable” brand and currently has around 70
hotels across North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific.
Checking in at a bar rather than a reception counter says
something about the brand’s intentions, but the playful element is probably
reserved for the larger public entertainment spaces as Moxy is renowned for
small room dimensions.