Texas’ first Moxy hotel opens near the University of Texas Austin campus

Moxy Austin-University has officially opened as the brand’s first destination in the state. It is located near the University of Texas’ Austin campus.
Moxy Austin-University has officially opened as the brand’s first destination in the state. It is located near the University of Texas’ Austin campus.

AUSTIN, Tex. – Moxy Austin-University has officially opened its doors as the first Moxy hotel to debut in Texas, tucked directly alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus.

Owned by White Lodging and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, the new destination consists of a hotel, cocktail bar, and 24-hour taco counter.

Just in time for the spring semester and steps from sorority and fraternity row, Moxy Austin-University offers 162 bedrooms featuring an industrial chic style with in-room features from plush platform beds to a sizeable work surface, and peg walls instead of closets.

The hotel’s first level features Bar Moxy, a 150-seat indoor ‘living room’ and outdoor ‘backyard’ space complete with lounge seating, fire features, and an interactive guestbook that streams Instagram images and videos from guests around the globe. Upon arrival, guests can check in at the bar where they will be greeted with a complimentary ‘Got

Moxy’ cocktail.

The first level also features Zombie Taco, a 24-hour taco counter and walk-up window where customers can “experience taco dreams they never knew they had.” From burritos to crisps and taquitos, Zombie Taco has a wide variety of options. This is the concept’s third location after opening in Chicago, Ill. in 2018 and Louisville, Ky. in 2019.

The nearly all-female leadership team at the Moxy Austin-University is captained by Lynn Snyder. Snyder was co-captain of Moxy Chicago’s opening team, which earned Marriott’s Opening of the Year award for 2018 and gained international attention for its experience and food.

Moxy Austin-University is committed to implementing Marriott International’s Commitment to Clean operating standards and protocols that include enhanced health and safety standards. To welcome guests and put them at ease, Marriott has put in place a number of new enhanced cleanliness protocols including guest and associate face covering requirements, social distancing policies, reduced seating capacity, frequent cleaning of high-touch areas, hand sanitizing stations throughout the hotel, and mobile technology.

 

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