Developed by independent hotel operator KE Hotels, the 145-bedroom hotel will sit on the edge of Spinningfields on Atkinson Street, on the site of a former Victorian hat factory previously known as Invicta House.
The Moxy brand was launched in 2016 by Marriott in Milan and is described as “a millennial-focused boutique concept” designed for “fun-hunter travellers”. It debuted in the UK in December 2016 at Aberdeen International Airport and already has 12 venues across the country.
This will be the first Moxy-branded hotel in Manchester and, together with an existing hotel in Chester and plans already underway for a Liverpool offering, will form part of a “magic triangle” for the brand in the North West.
KE said development is “well underway” on the site of Moxy Manchester, with Belfast-based Gilbert-Ash tasked with construction of the new boutique hotel. Central to the building’s redevelopment is the preservation of the listed Victorian façade; a steel frame has been erected to protect this piece of Manchester’s industrial heritage.
Anil Khanna, director of KE Hotels, said: “We are looking forward to bringing a new brand to Manchester, which we believe will be an exciting addition to a vibrant, expanding city and, with its fabulous location in Spinningfields, will be the perfect location for the business and leisure traveller.”