A NEW hotel with more than 200 rooms is now open in Southampton.

Marriott International’s experiential hotel brand has announced the opening of the 208-bedroom Moxy Southampton, the eighth Moxy Hotel in the UK.

Located at the Westquay Shopping Centre and near the marina, Moxy Southampton is within walking distance of the centre of the city.

The social lobby features industrial chic interiors mixed with nautical themed décor paying homage to the local neighbourhood.

Guests are greeted by the hotel staff and are given a complimentary Moxy cocktail at check-in to start their stay in style.

Travellers can also look out for Moxy ‘Hookups’, creative, social perks gifted randomly to guests daily

John Licence, vice president, premium and select brands for Marriott International Europe, said: “We’re thrilled to welcome Moxy Southampton into our growing UK portfolio, and bring the renowned Moxy spirit to the city.

"Southampton’s flair and creativity pairs perfectly with our Moxy guests who are always on the lookout for fun experiences.”

The property features 208 bedrooms with four guest room styles including Moxy Sleepers, twin rooms, Peak Sleepers with extra amenities and Family Rooms.

Bathrooms come with Muk toiletries and travellers will be well connected with USB outlets and fast free Wi-Fi.

The hotel has a 24/7 self-service food and beverage concept which gives guests access to what they want, whenever they want it.

The Moxy dining area offers lots of options including fresh flatbreads and folds, paninis and a range of healthy alternatives from salad to antipasti.

A variety of beverages include cocktails, craft beers and speciality wines, along with fresh juices.

Guests who are members of Marriott Bonvoy Rewards loyalty programme will get exclusive access to even more digital features through the Marriott Bonvoy Mobile app when they book direct.

Benefits include mobile check-in and check-out, keyless entry and Mobile Requests.

Marriott Bonvoy members will also earn points for their stay at Moxy Hotels and can redeem for hotel stays across the Marriott Bonvoy portfolio of brands.