The Moxy Hotel is due to open next year
These pictures show what the rooms inside a Thunderbirds-themed hotel being built in Slough are like.
Work to transform the old library site, between the A4, William Street and the High Street in Slough town centre, started in May, and now Slough Borough Council has shared a sneak peek inside.
Councillors and officers visited what will be the Moxy, one of two Marriott brand hotels which are scheduled to be completed early next year.
During the tour, the council visitors had a chance to try out the new facilities and even test out one of the beds.
Councillor James Swindlehurst, leader of the council and lead member for regeneration said: “I was impressed at the quality of finish in the Moxy hotel rooms and to see that no stone has been left unturned in delivering a fantastic hotel experience for guests.
“This development demonstrates the council’s commitment to the regeneration of the town centre.
“The two hotels, apartments for local people, the branded restaurant and bar and commercial space on the ground floor of the block will bring vitality and good facilities to the western end of the High Street as well as providing much needed new high quality hotel accommodation.”
Last year ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) agreed a deal with the brand that the Slough hotel could feature Thunderbirds graphics in homage to the show’s routes.
The popular 1960s show by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, which followed the adventures of the International Rescue team, was filmed at the nearby Slough Trading Estate.
As a result Slough’s Moxy hotel is expected to pay homage to the Thunderbirds with floor signs themes according to the show’s numbered vehicles and pop art wall graphics of Lady Penelope and iconic motifs.
The Moxy room, which features a stylish ensuite and is created off-site as a pod before being transported to the development, will act as a benchmark unit for the hotel.
The short-stay boutique-style hotel, which is marketed specifically for millennials, will feature 152 rooms and will include a bar as part of its stylish design and affordable price.
The other hotel on the site is the 92-suite Residence Inn, a Mariott brand designed for long-stay guests which include kitchens and space to eat and work.
Both hotels are being built alongside 64 top-sec apartments and 4,100sqft of restaurant and retail space.
The project is part of the Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) project, a joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.
Paul Aubrey, development manager at SUR said: “It is really exciting to see the hotel begin to take shape. While we still have a way to go until the hotels will be open to the public, elements such as the mock up room really start to bring everything to life.
“The attention to detail that goes into the design of the hotel rooms is impressive – from the location of sockets to the interior finish, everything is under scrutiny.
“Once complete, the Moxy hotel, along with the Residence Inn will provide much needed hotel accommodation for the town. These hotels should prove a destination in their own right.
“Between the two, they should appeal to all, from tourists looking for a base within easy reach of the capital to business travellers working both in the town and beyond.”
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