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Marriott unveils hotel room, bar made from shipping containers

SG Blocks, a designer of container-based structures, announced it has built a container-based open-air bar and a hotel room mock-up for Marriott’s Moxy Hotels.

SG Blocks and Marriott have put the prototypes on display at The Americas Lodging Summit.         Photo by Quoc Ngo
SG Blocks and Marriott have put the prototypes on display at The Americas Lodging Summit. Photo by Quoc Ngo

The prototypes were recently revealed at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit on the grounds of Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE.

Marriott announced the U.S. launch of its contemporary brand, Moxy, which currently only operates in Europe.

“SG Blocks’ container-based Moxy structures are the embodiment of the brand’s style, design, and attitude,” said Tina Edmundson, Global Officer, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands.

“The prototypes successfully demonstrated Moxy’s fun, edgy, and youthful spirit and allowed patrons of the summit to fully experience the Moxy Hotels concept as we prepare to launch the brand in the U.S.”
Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks, said, “We are honored that Marriott, one of the world’s largest and leading hospitality companies, selected our firm to deliver two container-based products that fit its modern, high energy brand.

“The efficiency of our product combined with the speed of modular construction resulted in a fast, on trend, and sustainable solution.”

The 20 ft. by 8 ft. bar was engineered with external flaps to make it expandable to 20 ft. by 20 ft. It is currently at Marriott’s corporate headquarters in Bethesda, MD, from where it will be sent across the country for use at various corporate events.

The one-container hotel room prototype will permanently be on display at Marriott’s headquarters.
SG Blocks has an exclusive 10-year collaboration and supply contract with ConGlobal Industries Inc., the largest shipping container depot operator in the US.

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