Marriott Bonvoy’s Moxy Hotels brand has inaugurated its first property in mainland China in Shanghai’s Hongqiao Central Business District (CBD).

Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD hotel features 158 guestrooms, check-in at Bar Moxy, its 24/7 self-service grab-and-go concept and Play On communal spaces.

The property’s lobby design includes elements from terminals of the neighbouring Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport.

The guestrooms are equipped with Moxy’s signature Stellar Works foldable workspace desks and chairs, electronic safety box, free Wi-Fi, TVs, USB ports, walk-in rain showers and more.

Additionally, the hotel boasts a 24-hour fitness centre, signature racing bike and other equipment, as well as a 24-hour ironing room.

Marriott International Greater China president Henry Lee said: “The opening marks the entry of Marriott Bonvoy’s 24th brand into mainland China – a testament to our focus on bringing a diversified portfolio for different types of travellers to China.

“We currently operate more than 50 hotels in Shanghai and look forward to expanding our portfolio further across China in order to offer distinctive and personalised experiences for travellers.”

Moxy Hotels is focused on expanding its presence in mainland China and plans to open five more hotels next year.

Later this summer, it will open its Moxy Shanghai Xuhui hotel. The company will also inaugurate additional properties in Nanjing, Shenzhen and Xi’an in the next one year.

Marriott distinctive select brands vice-president global brand leader Jeff Tomczek said: “We are thrilled to continue to grow our global portfolio and introduce the energetic Moxy brand to mainland China with the opening of Moxy Shanghai Hongqiao CBD.

“Shanghai is a world-renowned commercial hub and tourist destination, with appeal to experientially minded travellers.

“Moxy will bring its Play On spirit and unconventional hotel experience to this world-class city and expects five more Moxy Hotels to open in mainland China within the next year.”

Globally, Moxy has 70 hotels across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Last month, Marriott Bonvoy opened Aloft and Element brand hotels in Dubai.