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Moxy Hotel
Lisbon, Portugal

Broadway Malyan was responsible for the architecture and interiors of Portugal’s first Moxy Hotel, an emerging hotel brand from the Marriott stable aimed at the Millennial generation.

Construction work on the hotel started in autumn 2018 with the hotel set to launch in late 2020.

In keeping with the brand’s ethos and aspirations, the innovative design of the hotel focused on creating the best guest experience with a particular focus on a lobby area that would be the beating heart of the hotel.

The double height ground floor space sits below a semi-open car park that acts as a buffer between the lobby and the elevated guest rooms, ensuring views across the river from every room while also allowing the lobby to become a leisure and entertainment space without impacting the guest room experience.

The podium of the hotel is wrapped in a façade of vertical columns that provide a screen to shade both the lobby and car park while also projecting a constantly changing lined shadow that animates the space as the sun moves around the building.

The overall interior design approach was to create a space that was playful and surprising with an aesthetic that is modern industrial chic.

The lobby has a series of distinct areas, all with different functions but all integrated through a shared design approach.

The restrooms offer a more stripped back aesthetic with bare concrete walls, black acrylic tiles, black metal mesh detailing and black track mounted lighting with directional spotlights, all of which contrasts with the colourful geometric Cole and Son wallpaper as you enter the bathrooms.

As guests enter the lobby they are greeted by a ‘u’ shaped bar with striking contemporary tiles to reflect the Portuguese tradition that doubles as a front desk where they can collect their keys and have a drink after a long journey and relax in the sofas or hanging chairs around a feature island fireplace.

In the heart of the lobby is the food and drink area with a range of high tables and sculptured wooden tables and an F&B wall with different food stations where guests can source and prepare a range of different food options.

Key decorative features throughout the lobby will be decorative tiles with contemporary designs that reference traditional Portuguese patterns and major pieces of street art covering the large interior walls, which will be created on site by local artists.

Overlooking the lobby is a mezzanine with multi-space rooms including a gym and a plug in space, a meeting place where guests can work, meet or chat on communal tables or on the mix of comfortable sofas and chairs.

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