Marriott signs new-build Moxy in Sydney CBD

by Ruth Hogan

Marriott International is expanding its Moxy brand in Australia with the signing of its second Sydney hotel, in partnership with a hotel development consortium, led by Metrics, Rebel Property Group, Pelligra Group and Mustaca Group.

The new-build Moxy Sydney Pitt Street, scheduled to open in August 2025, is expected to feature 314 rooms, Sydney’s highest outdoor rooftop bar on level 34, as well as high street retail.

A newcomer to the market, Moxy’s first Australian hotel opened in August with the opening of 301-room Moxy Sydney Airport.

Marriott International Vice President of Hotel Development for Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Richard Crawford, said the brand is a great fit for Sydney.

“Moxy is renowned around the world over as a high-energy hotel experience that breaks the rules and makes travel fun,” he said.

“It’s a brand that absolutely belongs in the heart of Sydney, where the city’s iconic attractions and urban excitement make for a perfect base for our fun-hunters. We are absolutely thrilled to announce this latest signing in Sydney CBD.”

Rebel Property Group CEO, Allen Linz, said the 371 Pitt Street hotel will raise the bar for a fun hotel experience.

“There is no place more challenging in Australia to secure new hotel footholds than Sydney CBD, so today’s signing is remarkable,” Linz said.

The project reflects the capability and tenacity of the hotel development consortium […] who we are delighted to be working with to deliver what is certain to be one of Sydney’s most exciting and unique hotels.

“The hotel will set a new benchmark for guests looking for a fun and exciting hotel experience. We are thrilled to be working with the Marriott team to deliver what will be an iconic Sydney hotel.”

Moxy Sydney Pitt Street is expected to include a restaurant and bar, gym, meeting rooms and a grab-and-go concept.

Promising a ‘playful-yet-stylish experience’ the hotel is intended to offer lively communal places, industrial design and sociable service at an affordable price point.

“The differentiation in brands is crucial to prudent and sustainable expansion in the market because we are consequently able to reach more people and particularly provide great choice to our over 190 million loyal Marriott Bonvoy members globally,” said Marriott International Area Vice President – Australia, New Zealand and Pacific, Sean Hunt.