CALGARY— Moxy Banff is slated to open in January 2024 in Banff, Alta., developed in partnership with Drumheller, Alta.-based company, Canalta Hotels. Canalta Hotels partnered with N.Y.C.-based Workshop/APD to bring the hotel’s interior atmosphere to life, and Calgary’s METAFOR Architecture Inc. to design and modernize the exterior of the building.
Guests check-in at the retro bar, which is lit by an upside-down bear wearing headphones, setting the tone for the fun that lies ahead as every guest receives a complimentary cocktail. The bar itself evokes a retro ski vibe with its racetrack design and chairlift-inspired liquor baskets. Bar Moxy’s doors open right onto the courtyard, ideal for lounging by the fire or taking a dip in the hot pools. Guests can enjoy delicious après and an all-day menu from Bar Moxy’s fully restored ‘66 VW food truck.
The hotel’s room designs are unique, unconventional and efficient, featuring toe-to-toe beds for extra 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. Additionally, the corridors of the hotel showcase psychedelic carpet treatments and globe fixtures.
“Fun is what we do best, so it’s no surprise that we’ve integrated playful opportunities for guests into our programming,” says Sudeep Sandhu, Moxy Banff captain. “The Moxy Banff team will have scheduled activities for guests to enjoy and we aren’t afraid to throw in spontaneous, ‘you just had to be there’ options too. We can’t wait to welcome guests from near and far to experience the new hotel on the block.”
“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, vice-president, Canalta Hotels. “Moxy Banff is the result of a $30-million 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.”
A part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 brands, Moxy originated in Europe in 2014 with the launch of Moxy Milan and now has more than 125 locations across the globe.