Sydney Airport is set for a new $140 million hotel, with Marriott International to launch its new Moxy brand for the first time in the state and aimed at the “young-at-heart” guest who doesn’t want to be confined to a conventional hotel stay.
Construction has started on the Moxy Sydney Airport, a joint venture between RF Corval and KS Hotels & Resorts. Sydney-based construction company, Roberts Co has been appointed to construct the project.
Designed by MAED. COLLECTIVE and Group GSA, the 2997 square metre hotel is on Baxter Road, located directly alongside Sydney Airport and will feature 301 guest rooms.
RF Corval’s director of hotels, Chris Boys, said it was a landmark project for the company.
Guests will have access to a co-working space and collaborative meeting spaces, which is a hallmark of the Moxy brand. There are five hotels under the fast-growing brand slated to open across the country in the coming years.
Richard Crawford, senior director, Hotel Development Australia, New Zealand and Pacific for Marriott International, said the latest Moxy signing at Sydney Airport is Marriott International’s fifth signing for the brand in Australia and New Zealand, making it one of our fastest growing brands in the region.
“The scale of this project, and its prominent location at the entrance to Sydney Airport, is set to position the hotel as an icon for the Moxy brand in Asia Pacific.
It comes as the hotel sector is under pressure from border closures and lockdown, which has kept occupancy at record lows of about 10 per cent.
But hotel operators say they are confident the market will spring back to life as soon as borders re-open, given the pent-up desire for people to start travelling as soon as possible.