January 30 2015
By Robin Shannon, Reporter City Business
A hotel brand specifically geared to the millennial traveler is set to make its debut in the New Orleans area.
Marriott International announced this week it plans to introduce its new Moxy Hotel line in the U.S. in 2016. New Orleans was named along with New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Seattle as locations where eight new developments are planned over the next two years.
The release lists three projects slated for New York but does not specify what is planned for the other four cities. The timeframe for opening of the U.S. locations is not immediately known.
Two of the developments could be coming to New Orleans. Lenny Wormser, managing director for the hospitality division at NAI Latter and Blum, said the developers behind a planned hotel project at 744 St. Charles Ave. have filed paperwork to become a Moxy franchise location. Wormser is a development consultant for the project, which is still going through the design review process with the city. The development is expected to have about 100 rooms.
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