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Marriott to open new Moxy hotel at Birmingham NEC

Marriott’s lifestyle boutique brand Moxy Hotels is to open its next property at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre, with a 224 bedroomed hotel set for January 22nd, 2020.

The Moxy Birmingham NEC will be filled with “stylish nods” to the music industry at the heart of its interior design, thanks to its close location to the NEC.

Creating 21 jobs, Belvar, the management group operating the hotel, has appointed Vicky Glover to head up the opening, bringing with her a wealth of experience to the brand.

Originally from Bromsgrove in Worcestershire, Glover has worked in the hospitality industry for over 16 years with the Holiday Inn Express chain. She was said to have been “instrumental” in opening two hotels previously including Redditch and one of the biggest Holiday Inn Express hotels in the country at Birmingham city centre.

On being appointed ‘captain’, the brand’s take on a general manager, Glover said: “This is a fantastic new challenge for me and I’m excited to bring the Moxy brand to a city that I know so well. Travellers will discover something unique at the hotel with phenomenal high-tech features, buzzing social spaces and a real fun vibe to the communal areas and bedrooms.”

Donovan Sumner, director of operations at Belvar, added: “This will be our 9th UK opening in just over three years. The NEC is a great destination, alive and buzzing with events on a daily basis. Vicky’s knowledge of the area and industry will be instrumental to this next launch.

“When we open the doors in January, we want our guests at Moxy Birmingham NEC to have as much fun at the hotel as they would heading to an event at the arena.”

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