White Lodging has broken ground on the first Moxy Hotel in Texas. The 162-room Moxy Austin, the company’s third Moxy, is scheduled to open in late 2020.
The Moxy Austin’s ground floor communal space will include White Lodging’s food truck-inspired 24-hour taco concept Zombie Taco, the brand’s standard Bar Moxy and game tables. The hotel will be located alongside the University of Texas at Austin campus.
“It’s not easy to emulate Austin’s unique vibe and free spirit culture, but Moxy Austin is designed to do just that,” Deno Yiankes, president/CEO of investments and development at White Lodging, said in a statement. “Moxy is distinctly different than what this area of Austin has to offer and we are anxious to showcase this concept to those visiting the campus district.”
White Lodging currently operates the Moxy Chicago and plans on opening Moxy Louisville (Ky.) Downtown this fall. It owns and/or operates 12 other hotels and eight restaurants or bars in the Austin area. It is currently developing the 613-room Austin Marriott Downtown, The Otis Hotel, Autograph Collection in Austin and the AC Hotel by Marriott Austin-University.