My Experience at the Moxy London Stratford Opening Party

My Experience at the Moxy London Stratford Opening Party

So if you follow me on Instagram (Which you should, I’ve been trying really hard to actually post frequently, I’m @thoughtsfromjasmine), you may have seen that on Thursday night I was lucky enough to attend the opening party for Moxy London Stratford!
This was really exciting because I in no way think I’m cool enough to attend anything this exciting; I’m a very tiny blogger and I’m a broke student and I’ve never really

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It’s a hotel – of course they’d have a bed to pose on…

pegged myself as the type to be invited to fancy openings and sip on cocktails while enjoying the festivities.  However, Moxy London Stratford sent me an invitation regardless, and I decided to give it a try for a night… I have to say, I’m so glad I did!  This was my first experience with a Moxy hotel but if there’s one thing I can say now, it’s that they sure know how to throw a good party!
 
The first thing I noticed when travelling there was what prime location the hotel is in – it’s a 2 minute walk from Stratford station (you can see the hotel from the station), which means it’s essentially right next to Westfield – perfect for anyone like me who spends too much time shopping.  From the second we entered through the door we were plunged into this amazing atmosphere (that was so much cooler than I am).  There were ladies dancing on stilts, a jazz band (who were absolutely amazing, I thoroughly enjoyed them), topless male waiters, and so many different things to explore.  The interior was really chic and modern, made up of black, pinks and purples and there were plenty of sofas and table football, so it seems like it would be a nice lobby to hang out in during
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Having a little explore of the rooms

the day.  
Some of the features of the party that particularly stood out were the human guest book and the free tattoos (they both sound terrifyingly cool, I know).  When me and my friend got there we couldn’t believe that they were giving out free tattoos!  We both stood there staring for a while wishing that we wanted tattoos as it would have been the perfect opportunity to get one, but alas, we are both babies who can’t commit to artwork for that long (Although how great would a spontaneous free tattoo have been?!)  While staring at the people getting tattoos (NONE OF THEM SEEMED TO REACT TO THE PAIN!!! HOW?!) a woman came up to us in a black bodysuit with white graffiti all over it and asked us if we wanted to sign the guest book.  “Yeah we’d love to!  Where is it?” we asked, to which she replied saying that she was the guest book, and handed us a white pen to sign her bodysuit.  This was the first time I’d seen anything like this (Maybe I’m just not hip?  It’s definitely a possibility) and I was actually amazed by it – more places should definitely consider it.
Finally, the hospitality really couldn’t be faulted.  The staff were all so friendly – in fact
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Before they got on the stilts

there were some people I had really long, friendly conversations with before even realising they were staff – it seems like a hotel that you’d feel comfortable in.  
I am so grateful to Moxy for inviting me to this.  Honestly throughout the night I had little moments to myself where I thought “Wow this is my life, I got invited to the same thing as all of these people.  They seem to have some sort of illusion that I’m cool enough to be here” and it made me feel so… warm inside (cheesy, I know).  It was a night I definitely won’t forget anytime soon, and if you’re staying in London I’d check out Moxy Hotels, this one seemed pretty great!
Thanks for reading!  Have you ever been to a Moxy hotel?  Do you have a favourite hotel?  Let me know in the comments!
Lots of love,
Jas xx
 
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28 Comments

  1. November 25, 2017 / 9:38 am

    This looks like such an ace night!!! Why don’t I ever get Invites???? Lol!

    • November 25, 2017 / 9:41 am

      Haha it was so good! And honestly I’m still surprised I got an invite in the first place!
      Jas xx

      • November 25, 2017 / 10:08 am

        😁

  2. November 25, 2017 / 9:59 am

    Hey Jas, what a night!! Love your enthusiasm and got a real sense of the hotel.. The carpet looks like a cloud in the pic with the balloons. Thanks Jillx

    • November 25, 2017 / 10:00 am

      Thanks so much! Haha the carpet is a result of a pillow fight (which we unfortunately missed)
      Jas xx

  3. November 25, 2017 / 10:19 am

    What a fantastic opportunity, Jas. It looked like a fantastic night. 🙂

  4. November 25, 2017 / 10:44 am

    Cool. Looks like a fun night out and about in London. Tonight I was invited to stay home with our two boys while my wife went to a street party! Livin’ the dream.

  5. November 25, 2017 / 11:38 am

    That sounds like a tremendous amount of fun. I hope they open some Moxy Hotels in the States near me!

  6. November 25, 2017 / 1:05 pm

    That looks like an incredible experience – so glad you went for it and wrote about it. Take advantage of opportunities and have a blast.

  7. November 25, 2017 / 5:18 pm

    You’ve made the event look like a lot of fun. Which is pretty impressive for introverts like me. Cheers to chances to live vicariously through you!

  8. November 28, 2017 / 4:08 pm

    Gorg!! Just followed you on IG! Couldn’t believe I wasn’t already! Looking forward to more post from you!

  9. November 29, 2017 / 2:36 pm

    This looks so fun! Looks like a great place too! I’ve just followed you on twitter, fellow student and blogger! Xx

  10. December 4, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    That’s so cool that you got invited! Sounds and looks like you had a great night 🙂

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