NATIONAL REPORT—Marriott’s design-led Moxy brand opens in Minneapolis, an oceanfront lodge sets up shop in Oregon, and there’s more. Here’s a closer look.
Moxy Minneapolis Uptown
Marriott International’s six-story, 125-bedroom Moxy Minneapolis Uptown recently opened.
Owned by Minneapolis-based Graves Hospitality and designed locally by Collage Architects and Yellow Dog Studios, the public and private areas follow Moxy’s design-forward sensibility with tech-enabled bedrooms and vibrant lobby, lounge and bar spaces.
The lobby includes industrial-chic communal spaces filled with a mix of modern and vintage-inspired furniture and light fixtures. The Moxy experience begins as guests check in at the bar, instead of a traditional front desk. Guests are given their room key and a complimentary ‘Got Moxy’ cocktail using local Tattersall Distilling spirits, or a mocktail version if they prefer.
Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
After two decades of planning, Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa in Pacific City, OR, recently opened its doors.
The 33-room lodge, with 18 adjacent cottages, features Meridian, an ocean-to-table restaurant and bar; Tidepools with a full menu of spa treatments; and an indoor and outdoor wellness program.
Designed by Scott l Edwards Architecture, the oceanfront lodge includes interior design by EDG, landscaping by Coyote Gardens and is managed by Kiwanda Hospitality Group.
All of the guestrooms at the lodge are oceanfront and have views of the Pacific Ocean and Haystack Rock, with private balconies.
Guests can choose from king or two-queen options for rooms, all with pillow-top mattresses and custom Pendleton blankets. Among the guestroom amenities include HD flat-screen TV; Bonavita brewing system with freshly ground coffee from Flag & Wire; Bluetooth lantern speaker; in-room iPad; gas fireplace; bath products from Thymes; toweling and boxer-style hooded robes from Frette; and custom bike and surfboard racks. Select rooms have cast-iron soaking tubs. A pillow menu includes options ranging from fine goose down to wool fill.
Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center
Choice Hotels International Inc., in collaboration with Hines and Concord Hospitality Enterprises, has opened Cambria Hotel Phoenix Chandler – Fashion Center.
The 136-room upscale property features a pool with cabanas, fitness room, lounge area and 1,300 sq. ft. of multifunction meeting space. In addition, the property has onsite dining, including a menu comprising locally inspired specialties, signature cocktails, local craft beers, as well as grab-and-go gourmet salads and sandwiches.
The hotel is part of the Chandler Viridian, a 25-acre mixed-use development project that includes office space, luxury apartments, retail offerings and a pedestrian promenade to the Chandler Fashion Center.