Cycas Hospitality has opened Marriott’s first dual-branded hotel in the UK with the official unveiling of the Moxy and Residence Inn hotel in Slough.
The opening, which is three months ahead of schedule, becoming the first time Marriott International has combined two hotel brands under one roof in the UK.
Developed and owned by Slough Borough Council, both hotels are operated by hotel management company Cycas Hospitality, who in 2018 opened Marriott’s first dual-branded property in Europe under the Moxy and Residence Inn brands in Amsterdam.
The development was built via Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) – a joint venture between the council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.
The 244-room hotel complex forms part of a major development transforming the town’s former library site, which also include 64 new apartments and 4,000 sq.ft of restaurant and retail space.
Occupying the lower four floors, the lifestyle-driven Moxy Slough offers 152 guest rooms, including 28 twin and eight accessible rooms.
With 92 suites, Residence Inn by Marriott Slough is designed to give longer-staying guests a “home-from-home experience”, with rooms featuring extra living space and fully-equipped kitchen.
Whilst each hotel has its own entrance and reception, the dual-brand concept lets corporate and leisure guests choose the space that best fits their travel needs, while encouraging them to take advantage of both hotels’ shared facilities.
These include six meeting rooms and four larger interconnecting event spaces, a 24/7 fitness studio and a ninth floor Residence Inn outdoor terrace. Guests can also choose between the ground-floor Moxy Bar and the Residence Inn Bar & Lounge, which serve meals and drinks throughout the day and night.
Wayne Androliakos, Cycas Hospitality’s COO, said: “This is a landmark development for the town as well as all the partners involved, and we’re delighted to have been instrumental in bringing two well-known accommodation brands to the area.
“With our experience of developing double-decker hotels, we understand the benefits a ‘two-in-one’ approach can deliver to travellers and travel bookers. With the former library site now transformed into a vibrant destination, we are confident that the addition of two high-profile hotel brands will help boost Slough’s profile and add renewed life to the town centre.”