HALIFAX, NS, Jan. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, JONO Developments Ltd. (“JONO”) and Hotel Equities (“HE”) announced the opening of a Moxy Hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The new hotel is expected to serve as the first newly built Moxy hotel in Canada, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 extraordinary brands. Owner and developer JONO expects the 160-room hotel to open in the fourth quarter of 2022.
“We are excited to serve the needs of the burgeoning next generation and young-at-heart demographic, delivering a playful hotel experience that encapsulates the Moxy brand,” said Joe Metlege, co-owner of JONO. “It will be the only lifestyle hotel that truly reflects an international and youthful Halifax. We are also excited about the Bar Moxy lobby experience which will create a new ‘watering hole’ in Halifax nightlife. There will be live entertainment, captivating visuals and an overall fun vibe that will be second to none.”
“We recently celebrated the construction milestone of completing the top floor of the Moxy Halifax and are thrilled to complete the final stages of the hotel,” said Norman Nahas, co-owner of JONO. “Our collaboration with Marriott in selecting a brand that is perfectly suited to Halifax, and our relationship with leading hotel management company, Hotel Equities, will ensure that we attract locals and visitors alike. We look forward to welcoming guests soon.
“Hotel Equities is proud to work with the owners of JONO to open the first-ever Moxy Hotel in the country,” said Ryan McRae, Senior Vice President of Business Development at Hotel Equities, Canada. “They work hard to achieve the highest design and architectural standards, which will result in a development the community can be proud of.” Senior Vice President of Operations for Hotel Equities, Canada, Martin Stitt, added, “The partnership with JONO and the opening of the Moxy Halifax later this year represents Hotel Equities’ continued investment and partnership in Canada. . With over 1,000 Canadian associates, 30 hotels in 4 provinces, and multiple Canadian offices led by top industry leaders across all disciplines, Hotel Equities is poised for future growth and success.
The Moxy Halifax will bring a stylish and playful new hotel to the local downtown where guests can create memories over craft drinks, small plates and vibrant music. Boldly breaking the rules of a conventional hotel stay, Moxy is well-suited to downtown Halifax’s urban/subway area with unexpected activations upon guest arrival, including check-in at Bar Moxy .
“We are thrilled to work with JONO Development and Hotel Equities to bring the dynamic Moxy brand to downtown Halifax,” said Don Cleary, President of Marriott Hotels of Canada. “Characterized by its chic, minimalist style and vibrant public spaces, we continue to strategically expand the Moxy brand into major urban and metropolitan destinations across Canada.
The hotel is located near the downtown waterfront along Cogswell Street which is home to several iconic attractions and must-sees including the Scotiabank Centre, Casino Nova Scotia, Harbor Hopper, Emera Oval, Gardens public buildings in Halifax and the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site. The downtown area features several retail outlets, local restaurants, farmers markets, and breweries so guests can immerse themselves in the area. Outdoor adventures include boating on Halifax Harbour, beaches, hiking and camping along Canada’s Ocean Playground. Local attractions and proximity to the waterfront will make this hotel a top choice for travelers visiting the area.
About Moxy Hotels®
Moxy offers a fun hotel experience for the young at heart. With over 100 properties open across North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Moxy is boldly breaking the rules of a conventional hotel stay around the world. The non-traditional experience begins with check-in at Bar Moxy and comes to life in its social public spaces, like the lounge and library, and small but smart rooms. Moxy offers sleek industrial design and friendly service at an attractive price, so customers can splurge on the experiences that matter most to them during their travels. Moxy celebrates non-conformity, open-mindedness and originality above all else – always giving its guests permission to Play on #athemoxy. For more information, visit www.moxyhotels.com and join the #atthemoxy fun on instagram. Moxy is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, Marriott International’s global travel program. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences onMarriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and recognition of elite status. To register for free or for more information about the program, visitmarriottbonvoy.com.
About JONO Developments ltd.
JONO Developments Ltd. (JONO) was founded in 2007 by Joe Metlege, MBA, and Norman Nahas, P.Eng. The two are lifelong friends who have come together to create a very active, passionate and hands-on development company that covers residential, institutional and hotel developments. JONO is a caring, long-standing and reliable company that supports the full life cycle of development, development, design, rezoning and finally construction.
About hotel stocks
Hotel Equities is an award-winning, large-scale hotel ownership, management and development company with a portfolio of more than 210 hotels and projects across the United States and Canada. Fred Cerrone, CHA, is Founder and President; Brad Rahinsky is President and CEO. Hotel Equities is a subsidiary of 33 Degrees, an integrated management platform combining market knowledge and industry experience across a wide range of CRE assets, including offices, restaurants, retail, residential mixed use and multi-units. For more information on hotel equities, visit www.hotelequities.com.