Moxy Hotels has confirmed that its first Edinburgh site will open in the new year, as the brand celebrates its third Scottish launch in two years.
The hotel chain, a Marriott International brand, announced that the 230-room Moxy Edinburgh Airport will launch on 23 January and will create 36 jobs.The hotel’s design will be book-themed, inspired by the Scottish capital’s Unesco’s Cities of Literature status.
This will be the brand’s sixth UK site and is set to be followed by a second Edinburgh hotel in the Fountainbridge area in 2020. The chain’s first city-centre location in the UK was launched last month, when it opened the doors to Moxy Glasgow Merchant City and there is also a Moxy Aberdeen Airport.
The Edinburgh Airport hotel will be led by Fiona Mackenzie, who was recently been appointed to the role of “captain”, the brand’s take on a general manager position.
Ayrshire-born Mackenzie has more than 15 years of experience in the hospitality industry, including at prominent sites such as Turnberry, One Devonshire, Inverlochy Castle and Cromlix.
Mackenzie said: “Edinburgh Airport is the perfect location to launch Moxy’s playful spirit and bring something different to the plethora of hotels that are here. The brand has quickly gained a reputation for offering something edgy and distinct. We intend to stand out from the crowd.”
Donovan Sumner, Moxy operations officer UK at Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, added: “This is our third Scottish hotel opening in just over two years, with Glasgow Merchant City opening last month.
“Fiona’s reputation and experience is a huge asset and we look forward to throwing open the doors to Moxy Edinburgh Airport in January.”