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Marriott select Aberdeen for Moxy Hotel roll-out

March 20 2014

Marriott select Aberdeen for Moxy Hotel roll-out
Aberdeen will be amongst the first in line for a new wave of Moxy Hotels to be opened throughout Europe after Marriott selected the city for a 200-bed venture.

Located within the ABZ Business Park the 3-star hotel brand will combine functional rooms with 42” TVs, computers and USB ports built into every room.

ABZ Development director, Paul Stevenson, said: “The Moxy brand is aimed at younger, value-conscious but technologically astute travellers and we are delighted Marriott and Inter Hospitality have chosen to locate one of the first UK hotels in Aberdeen.

“With a £13 million redevelopment of the airport terminal underway and passenger numbers forecast to grow by 20% over the next six years, we are doing our part to ensure that accommodation standards meet the ambitions of Aberdeen Airport and befit the city’s position as Europe’s oil capital.”

A proposal of application notice for the £15m scheme has already been submitted, ahead of a formal planning application by mid-May. Completion is pencilled in for early 2016.
The scheme will join two others on the ABZ estate
The scheme will join two others on the ABZ estate


#1 Posted by puffin on 20 Mar 2014 at 09:17 AM
That is one of the most ugly buildings I have ever seen. I like the trees though...
#2 Posted by Egbert on 20 Mar 2014 at 09:42 AM
Good god. This is just horrendous. If you're going to build a great big cuboid why not let it be a great big cuboid, rather than plastering it in the most garish and discordant (and frankly inept) elevational frippery?

Aberdeen, you need to start fighting this crap.
Mac Mac
#3 Posted by Mac Mac on 20 Mar 2014 at 14:12 PM
The minimum square windows allowed, tick.
Repeat floor plans, tick.
Flat roof, tick.
Here Mr/Mrs Architect, please decorate and submit for planning, tick.
I guess the Aberdeen swingers won't really care what the building looks like, as long as they can plug in their cams!!
#4 Posted by hingwy on 20 Mar 2014 at 14:44 PM
Contextualism stops at yellow Lincoln taxi and driving on the right side of the road.
Partick Bateman
#5 Posted by Partick Bateman on 21 Mar 2014 at 09:54 AM
Boxy Hotels
Don Diamante
#6 Posted by Don Diamante on 31 Mar 2014 at 10:08 AM
Poxy Hotels more like.... In their defence, the above images are the generic Moxy views, not the actual application for planning in Aberdeen.

Given previous performance though, I would not bet against our illustrious self righteous planning department giving this the go ahead, seeing as it has essential 'grey' in it, which is the same colour as some types of granite, which means it's in context with it's surroundings according to the many trainee planners now deemed sufficiently adept at local planning expertise to deal with the most major of city-changing applications.

As long as they put covered long term and short term cycle storage in, it'll get approved....
#7 Posted by Bill on 1 Apr 2014 at 11:19 AM
Oh goodness me. How did I miss such a wonderful design? Aberdeen is really moving forward with these fantastic buildings that are being mooted. The bold, rectilinear form is a statement in wow-factor and the pink lighting or cladding (does not matter which, they are both delightful) contrast wonderfully with the grey patina of the contemporary fa├žade. Gosh, I do wish that more of this type of building was constructed and that the planning department make it a local policy that our landscape is blotted full of them.

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