Marriott Moxy Hotel Final Update

The Marriott Moxy Hotel in Cherry Creek North is now complete and open for business. The Moxy brand is millennial-focused, boutique hotel concept geared towards the budget-savvy traveler. This will be one of the first ‘budget friendly’ hotels to come to the Cherry Creek area. The eight-story, 170-room hotel replaced a two-story retail building which was underutilized for the land it stood on.

Click here to access DenverInfill’s coverage on this project.

Now on to the photos! The Marriott Moxy adds a bright splash along Josephine Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. The metal screening and random wood panels give this project a unique touch when comparing it to the more earth-toned buildings around this area.

Looking at the project from a higher perspective, you can see that there is a setback towards 3rd Avenue effectively creating an ‘L’ shaped building.

Arguably the most important part of any project is how it interacts with the ground floor. The Marriott Moxy has an open and inviting ground floor with a glass facade, and large outdoor patio.

Welcome to Cherry Creek North, Marriott Moxy!

By | 2018-01-25T15:45:44+00:00 January 23, 2018|Categories: Cherry Creek, Infill, Lodging, Urban Form, Urbanism|Tags: |10 Comments


  1. Richard January 24, 2018 at 7:58 am - Reply

    One of the ugliest new builds in Denver, and that’s saying something. The interior looks pretty good though.

    • Dan January 24, 2018 at 2:46 pm - Reply

      To be honest I’m not sure I agree for once… I think something about it actually fits the Cherry Creek North vibe pretty well, however if this were to be built in Downtown Denver then I would most likely agree with you.

      Just my opinion 🙂

  2. Citizen Kane January 24, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    I like the eyebrow becoming the trellis and then benches. That’s a neat, almost playful detail.
    But the orange boxes are atrocious. It’s an additive design move that I just can’t condone.
    If the budget won’t allow for more substantial design moves, don’t add tacky boxes just for the sake of adding something. More isn’t necessarily better. Just let it be simple and clean.
    Less is more (so they say)…

  3. Bobby Mucho January 24, 2018 at 11:18 am - Reply

    Mmmm tasteful.

  4. Stakes is High January 24, 2018 at 11:35 am - Reply

    It’s definitely one of those cases where the final build matches the renderings pretty closely but somehow still misses the mark. I imagine the wood will age back a little in the next year or so and loses that orange color.

    Overall, I’ve never really understood how a studied architect can design buildings that mirror or reference classical forms but then completely omit the elements (even simply, a cornice let alone rhythm or proportion itself) that made said forms successful in the first place.

  5. Kate January 24, 2018 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Cherry Creek is a lost cause when it comes to charm, but I do think they’re doing urban zoning right– it’s a walkable and dense neighborhood where everything is accessible and there’s plenty going on. This building fits right in– ugly, try-hard, kinda sterile, but with good height and inviting ground floors that fit in with the density and vibe of the neighborhood and promote the things I like about it.

    • Citizen Kane January 25, 2018 at 2:04 pm - Reply

      I do agree with a couple points. Cherry Creek is walkable, and dense. The inviting ground floors aid walkability.
      Where is disagree is with the height. Every building is the same height. It’s banal.
      Point towers with more slenderness, more space between them, better views from within them would be more appropriate.
      Of course, pedestrian scaled bases would be maintained.

  6. Matt January 24, 2018 at 4:50 pm - Reply

    Do the hotel rooms have shag carpeting? Why is nearly everything built in Denver have to appear it was designed in the 1970s?

  7. Ed M January 24, 2018 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    This silly looking building will not stand the test of time. Can you imagine a city full of cartoony buildings like this.

  8. Jordan February 1, 2018 at 12:43 pm - Reply

    The oragney wood actually looks much darker in person. Quite honestly, it looks very nice in person.

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