BETHESDA, Md., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Moxy Hotels, Marriott International's experiential hotel brand, in collaboration with Marriott's Content Studio, premieres today the second season of the brand's buzzed-about original web series "DO NOT DISTURB" hosted by Taryn Southern, the comedian, creator and star of Taryn TV.
"The stars of our second 'DO NOT DISTURB' series are hilarious, entertaining and edgy, just like the fun-hunters who sleep with us at Moxy Hotels," said Toni Stoeckl, VP Lifestyle Hotels, Marriott International.
"The series is intended to drive consistent engagement giving guests and fans even more fun and playful moments that are sure to get people talking," said Vicki Poulos, Global Brand Director, Moxy Hotels. "We saw great levels of engagement from our target customers with the 'Do NOT Disturb' launch last year; viewers engaged with over 2,000 hours of brand content and the series generated +135,000 engagements on Instagram, thanks to our influencers and celebrities."
Set-up as a slumber party, the second season of "DO NOT DISTURB" was taped at the recently opened Moxy New Orleans and Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof, during the hotels' epic grand opening parties. In the second season, Southern interviews and gossips with comedian David So, DJ Amy Pham and British YouTube stars Jack Maynard and Oli White about their travel habits and quirky cultural experiences on the road. Southern gets playful answers to the questions you only wish you could ask a celebrity at 2am in their hotel room.
"The second season of Moxy's original web series reinforces our strategy of delivering creative storytelling that captivates our millennial-minded audience," said David Beebe, vice president, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International.
Moxy Hotels is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. Moxy Hotels fully embraces today's fun-hunting traveler with smartly designed tech-enabled rooms featuring motion sensor lighting; internet TV in-room featuring Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, Pandora and Crackle; Moxy Digital Guestbook, a global Guestbook powered by Instagram posts from across all hotels; abundant power and USB outlets; furiously fast and free Wi-Fi for ultimate connectivity; and Moxy 'B&F' (beverage & food) strategy that offers 24/7 self-service to give guests access to what they want, when they want it.
Moxy New Orleans, located steps away from the French Quarter in downtown, offers bold design and affordable style that is centered on communal engagement with a buzzy atmosphere. The design aesthetic embodies the ethos of the brand and the personality of the local area, all the way down to the voodoo dolls and jazz trumpet lighting fixture.
Moxy Berlin is centrally located in the city's cultural epicentre, Ostbahnhof. It features 210 rooms and is within walking distance of Berlin's coolest bars, independent shops and late-19th-century architecture. Moxy Berlin has one flexible event room flooded with natural daylight. The table itself doubles as a shuffleboard providing participants the opportunity to refresh, reenergise or get competitive, with a quick game.
Moxy Hotels first launched in Milan in September 2014. Moxy Tempe and Moxy Munich Airport opened in March 2016, followed by Moxy New Orleans in May 2016, Moxy Frankfurt Eschborn in August 2016 and Moxy Berlin Ostbahnhof in September 2016. The brand is entering the market in a bold way, with several additional identified projects slated for major metropolitan locations including New York City, San Francisco, Nashville, Seattle, Chicago, Oslo, Aberdeen, and London.
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 next-Gen 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 playful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is the world's largest hotel company based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, with nearly 6,000 properties in 120 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts. The company's 30 leading brands include: Bulgari®, The Ritz-Carlton® and The Ritz-Carlton Reserve®, St. Regis®, W®, EDITION®, JW Marriott®, The Luxury Collection®, Marriott Hotels®, Westin®, Le Méridien®, Renaissance® Hotels, Sheraton®, Delta Hotels by MarriottSM, Marriott Executive Apartments®, Marriott Vacation Club®, Autograph Collection® Hotels, Tribute Portfolio™, Design Hotels™, Gaylord Hotels®, Courtyard®, Four Points® by Sheraton, SpringHill Suites®, Fairfield Inn & Suites®, Residence Inn®, TownePlace Suites®, AC Hotels by Marriott®, Aloft®, Element®, Moxy® Hotels, and Protea Hotels by Marriott®. The company also operates award-winning loyalty programs: Marriott Rewards®, which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®, and Starwood Preferred Guest®. For more information, please visit our website at www.marriott.com, and for the latest company news, visit www.marriottnewscenter.com and @MarriottIntl.
About Marriott International's Content Studio
Launched in September 2014, Marriott's Content Studio is dedicated to publishing, distributing and sharing digital content across multiple platforms and on all screens. To further the company's focus on next-generation travelers and to drive new business, the studio aims to own original content marketing and to produce engaging content that builds worldwide communities of people passionate about travel that will drive commerce to the company's hotels.
About Taryn Southern: Taryn Southern is a YouTuber, writer, and comedian whose most recent achievements include winning an international sexting contest and getting a cat tattoo. With more than 500 million views on her comedy videos across the web, Taryn has also guest starred on shows like New Girl, The League, Rules of Engagement, American Dad, Last Man Standing, and Guys With Kids, as well as served as a host for a variety of live specials and shows, on networks like G4, MTV, VH1, and G4. She recently launched a series with The Today Show called "Self Help for your Digital Soul," and launched an album of 80's hit covers called "Flashback Friday." Her late night talk show, The Taryn Show, debuts this fall, financed and distributed by Maker Studios.
NOTE: The statements about the expected future growth of Moxy Hotels 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.