Moxy Hotel
Oakland, CA

The Moxy Hotel, by Marriott International, is a seven-story, 173-key hotel at the corner of Telegraph and West Grand Avenues in Oakland, CA. Located in the city’s Art and Entertainment District, this boutique hotel exudes a local, fun-spirited experiential brand and serves as a playful anchor for the fast-developing KoNo (Koreatown Northgate) neighborhood. This hotel boasts a few firsts – the first hotel in downtown Oakland in 20 years, the first modular Moxy hotel completed in the US, and the first modular project completed in the downtown core.

The building consists of five levels of wood, factory-built rooms over two levels of site-built rooms, common space and public tenant space. With just a few different hotel types, 135 King Rooms, 5 Accessible rooms, and 5 Bunk-Bed rooms were able to be constructed off-site, delivered, and stacked within a few weeks.

At the ground floor, the lobby and common space mirrors and celebrates Oakland’s vibrant art scene, paying homage to the neighborhood’s art deco, modern way. The bold, unconventional, and welcoming brand invites a creative energy with its show stopping art installation by Faulders Studio, colorful groovy murals from local artist Bud Snow, and featured curated pieces from Creative Growth, a studio that works with artists with disabilities. C McKEOUGH unLTD. was responsible for the interior design of lobby public spaces.

In typical Moxy fashion, you won’t find an average reception desk – instead guests check in to the bar and are greeted with a complimentary drink. Upon check-in they can head up to their cozy room, or enjoy a sprawling cityview on the rooftop deck. To capitalize on its street-front proximity to monthly “Oakland First Friday” festivals, the building features a visually porous ground level façade to enhance the pedestrian experience and accommodate the open lounge/lobby concept. Additionally, the hotel plans to open a West coast-style Cuban restaurant, La Palabra, and source food and drink from the neighborhood.

Overall this project is a great local addition – bringing new lodging, food, entertainment, and job opportunities to the area.



72,000 SF
173 keys
7 stories

Ground floor retail
Visually porous facade
Lobby bar
Transit-oriented design

2022 US WoodWorks Wood Design Awards
2022 Modular Building Institute, Permanent Modular Hospitality Project – Honorable Mention
2021 AIA East Bay Mixed Use + Commercial Project – Honorable Mention

Lowney Architecture – Design Architect, Modular Architect
RSP – Site-Built AOR
C McKEOUGH unLTD. – Interior Design of Lobby Public Spaces.
DCI – Structural Engineer
Kimley-Horn – Civil Engineer
Suffolk Construction – General Contractor
Graves Hospitality + Tidewater Capital – Project Owner/Developer

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360 17th Street, Suite 200
Oakland, California 94612

tel: 510. 836.5400


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