Moxy Hotels announced the opening of Moxy Halifax Downtown, marking the brand’s debut in Canada. Located in Halifax, a coastal city in Atlantic Canada, the 160-room hotel is accessible to Halifax’s downtown and near a mix of shopping, spas, galleries, parks, concert venues, and sporting attractions.
“As we continue to grow our global portfolio, introducing the spirited Moxy brand to Canada with the opening of Moxy Halifax Downtown is a milestone we are excited to celebrate,” said Matthew Boettcher, vice president of distinctive select brand portfolio, Marriott International. “Halifax is a city full of energy, culture, and diversity, making it the perfect destination for a brand like Moxy.”
The lobby design pays homage to industrial Halifax, with steel bridge columns flanking the bar area, exposed brick, and an original cannon. It also has a custom DJ booth and an installation of vintage luggage. Among the hotel’s details is a steel lion sculpture, a reference to the Nova Scotia flag, installed at the hotel entrance and created by Ballast Design Studios. A hidden room, the “Lion’s Den,” is a dedication to the Trinty Anglican Church on the original site and has stained glass replicas and pipes from the original organ suspended from the ceiling.
A combination of function and fun, the hotel has smart guestroom layouts, including 18 suites with an open kitchen. The bedrooms combine functionality and flexibility. Designed to maximize space, the rooms have modular furniture including Moxy’s Stellar Works foldable workspace desks and chairs, as well as smart options like peg walls to allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. Guestrooms also include motion-activated LED lights, keyless entry, 55-inch flat-screen TVs, and WiFi, in addition to a retro phone where guests can listen to a themed bedtime story. For fitness, guests can access a boxing bag, gym equipment, and a full-circuit gym.
Moxy Halifax Downtown’s new drinking and small-plate dining concepts are casual yet modern. Bar Moxy is for working and connecting during the day and transforms into a social hub in the evening. Partnering with local brands including rotating taps and a wine-o-matic to have local wineries, guests can choose from a list of cocktails, wines, and local brews. Moxy Pick-Ups offers 24/7 grab-and-go snacks and drinks.
For events and corporate gatherings, the hotel will offer 1,520 square feet of meeting space as well as a boardroom and several private meeting rooms. There are also communal spaces.