WHY IT RATES: Colorful, edgy and tech-savvy, brimming with pop culture elements and sporting an industrial-chic design that’s meant to mimic a theatrical backstage, Boston’s first Moxy property appeals to travelers in touch with their playful sides. — Laurie Baratti, TravelPulse Associate Writer
Located in the heart of Boston’s vibrant Theater District, Moxy Boston Downtown today officially opened its doors, offering a backstage pass to a high-energy hotel experience. Part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy brand, Moxy Boston Downtown is filled with stylish nods to the Theater District and offers buzzing social spaces, spirited beverage and food offerings, and distinct amenities for guests and locals alike.
Ideally situated at the corner of Stuart and Tremont Streets, Moxy Boston Downtown is steps from Back Bay and Chinatown. Engaging from the moment visitors cross the threshold, guests are immediately greeted by the hotel’s food truck-inspired photo booth and tunes streaming from indie617, Boston’s indie rock radio station, which broadcasts its morning show live from Moxy Boston Downtown each day.
Guests can either choose mobile check-in upon arrival to the hotel, or can check in at Moxy Boston Downtown’s second-floor lobby, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over the Theater District. Inviting guests to unleash their playful side from the start, the hotel welcomes visitors with the “Got Moxy” cocktail, featuring Bacardi Dragonberry rum, black cherry puree, and fresh lime.
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From there, guests can pick up a game of oversized Jenga or Cards Against Humanity while sipping a cocktail at Bar Moxy, or head upstairs to The Mezz, Moxy Boston Downtown’s 24th-floor rooftop lounge, to be dazzled by views of Boston and Cambridge as far as the eye can see.
“With the opening of this property, it’s exciting to bring the Moxy Hotels brand to Boston for the first time – a destination filled with major historic sights, sporting events, musical venues, and so much more,” said Toni Stoeckl, Global Brand Leader, Moxy Hotels, and Vice President, Distinctive Select Brands, Marriott International. “Moxy Boston Downtown is at the center of it all so guests can enjoy everything the city has to offer.”
“We’re thrilled to be the first Moxy hotel in Boston, and to show this city just how invigorating and fun a hotel stay really can be,” stated Moxy Boston Downtown Captain, Dustin Kovats. “Different from anything else in this area, Moxy Boston Downtown is locally-inspired and uniquely Boston. Situated in the center of the action in the vibrant Theater District, with special amenities like free Broadway HD, our late-night “Curtain Call” menu and on-demand beauty services offered by Glamsquad, Moxy Boston Downtown is truly our guests’ backstage pass to Boston.”
Designed by Boston’s Group One, Moxy Boston Downtown’s industrial-chic design pays homage to the surrounding Theater District. Within an envelope of raw concrete, neon lights, and warm oak plank walls, the hotel design captures the grit and rawness of a theater’s backstage, while infusing it with a bold, energetic attitude. Instagrammable spots and selfie walls abound around every turn, including Moxy Boston Downtown’s colorful tree and wing murals, and other custom artwork by street artist Victor “Marka27” Quiñonez, along with a custom ceiling light installation inspired by theatrical stage rigging at the hotel’s entrance.
Peekaboo sidewalk window displays showcasing costumed mannequins, catwalks filled with vintage theater decor, stage lighting, neon signs, and pops of Moxy pink throughout give the hotel a spirit that is both vibrant and dramatic.
All of the 340 tech-savvy, modern guest rooms at Moxy Boston Downtown feature a queen bed with floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular city views. Guests looking to be wowed can reserve one of the “Wicked Awesome View” corner rooms, which offer panoramic city views from two sides. All rooms offer peg walls, walk-in tiled showers, and custom furniture that is dual purpose and foldaway, allowing guests to customize their space for work or play.
Always-connected travelers will enjoy mobile check-in and check-out, keyless entry, abundant power and USB outlets, and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi. Guests also enjoy Internet TV featuring Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora, and Crackle, plus a free month of BroadwayHD, and can also stream content directly from their own device on their room’s 42-inch flat-screen HDTV.
Beverage & Food (With a Side of Panoramic City Views)
With B&F managed by Boston-based renowned hospitality experts the Lyons Group, Moxy Boston Downtown leads with beverage. Bar Moxy, located on the hotel’s second floor, is a playful all-day restaurant open to the public and hotel guests from early morning through late night, with a menu focused on international flavors and exciting cocktails. Grab & Go essentials are on offer 24/7. Bar Moxy also offers a special late-night “Curtain Call” menu for those returning from a night at the theater.
Playful daily programming at Bar Moxy includes “Menace to Sobriety” Mondays, “My Drinking Team has a Trivia Problem” Trivia Tuesdays, “Wine Me Up & Turn Me On” Wednesdays, “Work Hard, Play Harder” Thursdays, and “Kickin’ it Back” 80’s & 90’s style Fridays. On weekends, guests and locals alike can enjoy a “Pimp your Prosecco” mimosa bar.
The Mezz, the hotel’s rooftop lounge, is open exclusively to hotel guests for cocktails and some of the best views in Boston, along with regular programming and entertainment. Listen to the beats of spinning DJs in the Moxy pink DJ booth, or grab a seat and enjoy the glittering Boston skyline while enjoying a cocktail and a light bite. The menu at The Mezz features small plates including petite lobster rolls, shrimp ceviche, and lamb meatballs. The Mezz is also available for private events.
For Work or For Play
Whether traveling for work or leisure, Moxy Boston Downtown offers guests everything they want and nothing they don’t. From valet parking and a business center to cozy spaces for co-working and a full gym for blowing off steam, the hotel is a great spot for business travelers to enjoy. Guests can also receive and redeem Marriott Bonvoy points during their stay.
Moxy Boston Downtown also welcomes groups, both for meetings and for social events. Featuring 2,000 square feet of creative meeting and event space, the hotel offers two meeting rooms on the third floor of the hotel. Playfully named “Stage Right” and “Stage Left,” each features an abundance of natural light from floor-to-ceiling windows and a pop-art-inspired ceiling mural.
Moxy Boston Downtown is managed by Highgate, a premier real estate investment and hospitality management company whose growing portfolio includes more than 100 properties in gateway cities worldwide, and seven properties in the Boston market including Boston Park Plaza and Studio Allston Hotel.
For more information, visit http://moxy-hotels.marriott.com/en/hotels/boston-downtown.
SOURCE: Moxy Boston Downtown press release.
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Three Sandos Resorts Ideal for Family Vacations
While most Sandos Hotels & Resorts properties are already family-friendly, the brand is particularly proud of three of its resorts that are truly exceptional when it comes to creating incredible getaways for the entire family. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that each of its all-inclusive resorts sits upon some of the most breathtaking beaches to be found throughout Spain and Mexico.
Sandos Caracol Eco Resort
At Sandos Caracol Eco Resort, resort designers wisely asked themselves the question “Why should kids have all the fun?” when it comes to exciting, fun, refreshing water park adventures. Tucked away amid the magical Mayan jungle, a water park awaits guests of all ages, so kids and adults can enjoy the aquatic experience together!
And, of course, entry is included in your rate of stay. A total of 29 exhilarating water slides promise to get the adrenaline going as you zoom downward at full speed before splashing into the cool waters of the pool.
While popular, the water park isn’t Sandos Caracol’s only kid-friendly attraction. Amid the lush jungle, there’s also an animal farm filled with various exotic species that are native to the surrounding Riviera Maya region, where kids can learn about and interact with fascinating creatures.
The plentiful landscape also affords almost endless eco-activities just outside the resort, such as cool, crystal-clear freshwater cenotes where you can float as turtles swim beneath you and monkeys swing through the treetops overhead.
At Sandos Playacar, also located on the stunning white sands of Mexico’s Riviera Maya region (this time in Playa del Carmen), an absolute wealth of family-focused amenities awaits guests as soon as they arrive on property.
The resort’s newly-designed family pool area, mere steps from the beach, incorporates a delightful children’s water park, infinity pool and oceanfront snack bar. The whole family can relax together thanks to different age-appropriate elements combined in one location. There’s also a full program of fun and activities designed for pool and beach play.
When the adults do want some time to themselves, the Kids Club stands ready to entertain and care for guests from four to twelve years old with a full day’s worth of supervised, fun activities. There’s even the Lite Teen Club for the older youngsters (thirteen through seventeen), offering video and arcade games, air hockey, pool tables, a dance floor, non-alcoholic bar and nightly themed parties, where guests can mingle and meet new friends their age.
Near the center of the resort, a nine-hole miniature golf course holds the potential to pit adults against kids in a friendly competition, as guests attempt to putt their way through the quirky paths and tricky inclines, declines and ball-mazes that make the game so much fun!
All the while, tropical birds, butterflies and swaying branches dance about overhead. After dinner, an evening filled with live entertainment for the whole family awaits, as the Gran Plaza outdoor stage comes alive with captivating performances.
Sandos San Blas Eco Resort
Finally, Sandos San Blas Eco Resort offers a singular experience on breathtaking Tenerife island, one of the Spanish-owned Canary Islands off the coast of Northern Africa. The five-star resort is immediately adjacent to the San Blas Environmental Reserve and is the perfect choice for a family vacation that blends relaxation and recreation with nature. Here, families can come together while embarking on activities and adventures that can be found nowhere else.
The onsite lake is ideal for kayaking or canoeing, while the beach also offers adventurous guests kayaking, paddle-boarding and snorkeling options, as well as scuba-diving organized through the in-house dive center.
The incredible, subtropical San Blas Environmental Reserve provides excellent mountain biking, jogging or trekking routes, opportunities for outdoor walk-and-yoga sessions or observing the landscape under star-filled skies. Or, simply set out upon an exploration as a family of the island’s untouched natural wilderness and discover its unique flora and fauna.
The resort itself boasts eight swimming pools—five freshwater and three saltwater pools, two of which are great for kids. There are also activities designed especially for kids, with daily schedules featuring treasure hunts, face painting, pool games, video games and arts and crafts, among others.
Teens, meanwhile, can take part in activities best suited to older minors, such as climbing, kayaking, football, sand-soccer, badminton, pool games and more.
For the adults, two distinct golf courses, Amarilla Golf and Golf del Sur, both Atlantic Ocean-adjacent, offer challenging courses set amid spectacular scenery. Golf del Sur boasts three competition courses, featuring volcanic black-sand bunkers, massive greens and two trying water hazards. Amarilla Golf’s eighteen holes are set amid a gorgeous landscape situated beside the ocean, boasting beautiful native flora that’s being preserved thanks to its Biosphere Golf certification.
For more information on these properties, contact a travel advisor or visit sandos.com.
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