Banff’s newest hotel, Moxy Banff, is slated to open in January 2024 in the Canadian Rockies. Moxy, a playful hotel brand for the young at heart, is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 extraordinary brands. Originating in Europe in 2014 with the launch of Moxy Milan, Moxy now has more than 125 locations across the globe. Moxy Banff has been developed in partnership with Drumheller-based company, Canalta Hotels.
“While most hotels in Banff offer a traditional mountain hotel experience, Moxy Banff stands out from the crowd with its cool, vintage, mid-century modern vibes and unique guest experience,” says Brooke Christianson, VP Canalta Hotels. “Moxy Banff is the result of a 30-million-dollar renovation of Banff’s first commercial motor hotel, The Voyager Inn, originally constructed in 1964. Moxy Banff has a bold mid-century design anchored in the centre by Bar Moxy and flanked on both sides by expansive rundle stone walls and unique precast guest wings that float over the parkades.”
Moxy Banff’s room designs are one-of-a-kind, smart, and efficient. The unconventional room layouts seek to include everything guests need and nothing that they don’t, without feeling small. Moxy’s smart room designs include toe-to-toe beds that increase floor space while creating a giant daybed for lounging. There are rooms with double bunks, kitchenettes and lock-off suites that make two rooms into one. Even the corridors of this hotel are striking with psychedelic carpet treatments and globe fixtures.
Canalta Hotels partnered with NYC based Workshop/APD to bring Moxy Banff’s groovy, mid-century interior atmosphere to life, and Calgary’s METAFOR Architecture Inc. (METAFOR) to design and modernize the exterior of the building while still paying homage to its predecessor.
“The designs are not the only part of this new hotel’s charm, Moxy Hotels are known for its good times and upscale experiences, and Moxy Banff will be no different,” says Christianson. “With daily programming designed to encourage guests to mingle, get out of their rooms and experience all that Banff has to offer, Moxy Banff is as fun as it is chic.”