Moxy Hotels, Marriott International’s contemporary
and edgy lifestyle brand, is collaborating with the company’s Content Studio to produce “DO NOT DISTURB”, a new YouTube web series hosted by Taryn Southern, the comedian, creator and star of Taryn TV. Set to launch in September, filming for the series will take place July 28 – 31 at YouTube Space LA in conjunction with VidCon. Moxy Hotels and YouTube will also co-host the VidCon “Hoedown Throwdown” After Party on July 27, 2015.
Set up as a slumber party, “DO NOT DISTURB” takes place in a mock-up of a Moxy guestroom, where Taryn will interview and gossip with celebs about their careers, travel habits and quirky experiences on the road. Southern will get answers to the questions you only wish you could ask a celebrity at 2am in their hotel room –Boxers or briefs? Most scandalous encounter? Best hangover cure? Get a sneak peek at the celebrities’ overnight bags, their latest Google searches, most embarrassing text messages, and best dance moves.
“We are excited about our collaboration with Moxy Hotels and Taryn Southern to produce ‘DO NOT DISTURB’,” said David Beebe, vice president, Creative and Content Marketing at Marriott International. “This partnership allows our studio to create innovative content that will entertain and amuse a new generation of consumers, and speaks to the playful nature of the Moxy Hotels brand. Furthermore, this series is another example of how our portfolio of brands is partnering directly with the YouTube creator community to establish long-term relationships with a focus on enabling creators to do what they do best – tell original stories, engage audiences, and ultimately create entertaining content where the brand plays a character in the story.”
“Moxy fully embraces today’s contemporary traveler and welcomes guests with its style, design, affordability and attitude,” said Vicki Poulos, brand director, Moxy Hotels. “Marriott’s Content Studio gives Moxy creative platforms that sets us apart from competitor lifestyle brands and helps us connect with travelers through the power of YouTube.”
“DO NOT DISTURB” episodes will air on MoxyHotels.com and Moxy’s YouTube channel beginning September 2015. The series will also debut Moxy Hotels in the U.S. market. Ten Moxy Hotel projects are slated to open in 2016 in major metropolitan locations including New Orleans (French Quarter and Warehouse District), San Francisco, New York City (Chelsea, Midtown, and Lower Manhattan), Chicago, Seattle, San Diego and Washington, D.C.