BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's edgy new lifestyle brand, continues to rebel against the traditional concept of hotel art with its #BlankCanvas campaign, in search and in support of emerging artists. #BlankCanvas invites innovative painters, photographers, film-makers, sculptors, illustrators and graffiti artists to submit unique works of art for the chance to be one of the featured artists at new Moxy Hotels. Selected works will become the cornerstone of a permanent contemporary, emerging art collection at each Moxy Hotel.
Moxy Hotels has partnered with international artistic platform Talenthouse to call on multi-media artists from around the world to submit contemporary works that encapsulate the unexpected, fun, spirited attitude that Moxy Hotels embodies and celebrates.
"#BlankCanvas embodies a fun and innovative business approach to curating art and style-- much like the Moxy brand," said Vicki Poulos, global brand director, Moxy Hotels. "In addition to creating a platform for emerging artists to explore their creativity and showcase their work, the program aims to reinvent the conventional hotel guest experience and encourage new conversations around arts and culture."
The public campaign which aims to uncover some of the hottest emerging artistic talent, will unveil its next #BlankCanvas selected artist at the debut celebration for Moxy New Orleans in May 2016. Additional #BlankCanvas challenges will launch later this year in order to identify artists who will be featured at the openings of Moxy Tempe, AZ, Moxy Nashville, TN and Moxy Berlin, Germany. The #BlankCanvas program will continue year round at each hotel in collaboration with local art programs, studios and collectors.
HOW TO SUBMIT:
Artists across all visual artistic backgrounds and mediums are encouraged to submit photography, artwork, painting, sculpture, installation concepts or any other type of visual art that captures the style and soul of New Orleans and the spirit of Moxy. Artists for Moxy New Orleans #BlankCanvas may submit their work here: https://www.talenthouse.com/i/create-artwork-for-moxy-new-orleans. The deadline to submit is March 21, 2016.
HOW ARTISTS WILL BE SELECTED:
A panel of judges will review each body of work. One artist will be selected to visit Moxy New Orleans for the hotel's debut to participate in a live art installation attended by local and international media, art visionaries and cultural catalysts. In addition to receiving a prize of $2,500, the selected work will be showcased in Moxy New Orleans' Living Room as part of the hotel's art collection. The selected artist will be announced April 4, 2016 and revealed during the Moxy New Orleans Freak Show, which will take place in May 2016.
The public can vote on www.moxyhotels.com/whats-up for the Popular Choice artist. The designation will go to the individual who receives the most social shares, in addition to a $500 award. Participating artists are encouraged to share their submissions on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest with the hashtags #BlankCanvas and #AtTheMoxy.
Moxy Hotels launched #BlankCanvas in September 2014 at the grand opening of Moxy Milan with Nune D'Amico Kerobyan winning the coveted title of 'Artist-in-Residence'.
MORE ON MOXY:
As part of Marriott International's Luxury + Lifestyle portfolio of brands, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels and AC Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide – Moxy Hotels boldly reinvents the select service hotel experience to fully embrace today's millennial traveler. Moxy is spirited – always buzzing with high energy, interesting people and an energetic crew. With its stylish contemporary design, vibrant lobby spaces, 24/7 self-service grab and go, ample plug-ins for personal devices and furiously fast and free Wi-Fi, Moxy aims to surprise budget-conscious travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience.
MARRIOTT REWARDS #ATTHEMOXY:
Moxy guests enrolled in the award winning Marriott Rewards loyalty program will be able to check in and out in advance and earn points during their stay that can be redeemed for flights, hotel accommodations and merchandise, including home furnishings, fashion and more. Marriott's mobile app makes check in seamless for all Marriott Rewards members up to 24 hours in advance.
To learn more about Moxy Hotels, upcoming events and to book a stay, please visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
About Moxy Hotels:
Moxy Hotels is Marriott International's new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014 with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the budget-savvy traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a thoughtful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
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- Watch the Moxy Manifesto video here http://moxyhotels.com/our-story
Since 2009, Talenthouse has connected brands with a talented global community of filmmakers, graphic artists, animators, musicians, photographers and designers. We are not an ad agency or talent agency: we are a unique place where extremely talented artists can find opportunities to collaborate with brands, and brands can tap into their skills to create authentic marketing campaigns and original content. We work with hundreds of brands including: Marriott, Nestle, Universal Music Group, Warner Bros., Viber, P&G, 20th Century Fox and many more.
About Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle Brands:
Marriott International's luxury and lifestyle brand portfolio includes The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, EDITION Hotels, BVLGARI Hotels & Resorts, JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts, Autograph Collection, Renaissance Hotels, AC Hotels and Moxy Hotels – totaling 550 properties worldwide. By the end of 2016, the portfolio is expected to grow to 650 hotels with new locations in Geneva, Switzerland; Paris, France; Los Cabos, Mexico; and Sanya, China.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is a global leading lodging company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with more than 4,400 properties in 87 countries and territories. Marriott International reported revenues of more than $14 billion in fiscal year 2015. The company operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts under 19 brands, including: The Ritz-Carlton®, BVlgari®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Renaissance® Hotels, Marriott Hotels®, Delta Hotels and Resorts®, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Gaylord Hotels®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Courtyard®, Residence Inn®, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, TownePlace Suites®, Protea Hotels® and Moxy Hotels®. Marriott has been consistently recognized as a top employer and for its superior business ethics. The company also manages the award-winning guest loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® and The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® program, which together comprise nearly 55 million members. For more information or reservations, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com.
Note on Forward-Looking Statements: The statements about the expected future growth of Moxy Hotels by Marriott and Marriott International Luxury + Lifestyle brands are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of federal securities laws, not historical facts, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including supply and demand changes for hotel rooms; competitive conditions in the lodging industry; relationships with clients and property owners; the availability of capital to finance hotel growth; and other risk factors identified in Marriott International, Inc.'s most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q; any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by our statements. These statements are made as of the date of this press release, and we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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