Construction has commenced on the Moxy Sydney Airport. A joint venture between RF Corval and KS Hotels & Resorts has engaged Sydney-based construction company, Roberts Co, to construct the $140M project, set to be the first Moxy Hotel to open in Australia for Marriott International.
Designed by MAED. COLLECTIVE and Group GSA, the hotel is located directly alongside Sydney Airport and will feature 301 guest rooms. It is placed to shake up the hotel market at the airport, with a design-led, fun, and energetic brand.
The 2,997sqm site is conveniently positioned on a major thoroughfare into both the Sydney domestic and international terminals, catering to both corporate and leisure traveler demand.
RF Corval’s Director of Hotels, Chris Boys, said he was excited to see construction commence, given it was a landmark project for the company.
“We are thrilled to see works start and look forward to working alongside Roberts Co to bring the hotel to life. This project is a clear reflection of our confidence in the accommodation and travel sector. Along with our partners, we share a positive outlook for demand in the longer term, with a forecast recovery of travel and tourism following the opening of borders.”
After just four years in operation, the project will expand Roberts Co’s already impressive portfolio of projects, which includes North Sydney’s Zurich Tower, the North Shore Health Hub and the $341M Concord Hospital redevelopment, to name a few.
Roberts Co’s CEO, Alison Mirams, said the project will see the company continue to innovate in its field.
“36 percent of this project team are females, including 50 percent of the team’s engineers and they are led by our female Project Manager.
“All of our project team will work across the five-day work week we have become known for. This will be our third project delivered under this model and our first in the private sector, which we have found leads to improved staff happiness. Like in other industries, the team greatly benefit from spending their weekends with friends and family. Their improved mental and physical wellbeing ultimately results in a myriad of benefits for us a company, as well as our clients”.
The Moxy is going to be a fun project to work on and even despite the 50 percent workforce capacity restrictions we are currently working under due to COVID-19, close to 2,000 new jobs will be created during the construction phase, added Ms Mirams. The Moxy Sydney Airport is slated to open in early 2023.