Step back in time and get ready for the ultimate Canadian adventure: Moxy Banff is officially open!


Embrace retro vibes, a cocktail at check-in and unconventional hotel amenities for a playful Moxy Hotels experience

Check-in for your stay, indulge in signature cocktails and one-of-a-kind food offerings at Bar Moxy.

Check-in for your stay, indulge in signature cocktails and one-of-a-kind food offerings at Bar Moxy.
Check-in for your stay, indulge in signature cocktails and one-of-a-kind food offerings at Bar Moxy.

Guests can enjoy a year-round outdoor fireplace, heated patio stones and one of two hot tubs on Moxy Banff’s courtyard.

Guests can enjoy a year-round outdoor fireplace, heated patio stones and one of two hot tubs on Moxy Banff’s courtyard.
Guests can enjoy a year-round outdoor fireplace, heated patio stones and one of two hot tubs on Moxy Banff’s courtyard.

CALGARY, Alberta, April 11, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Moxy Banff debuts today with a new take on the conventional hotel stay nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. As the newest addition to Moxy Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of over 30 extraordinary hotel brands, the property has been developed in partnership with Drumheller-based company, Canalta Hotels, and offers guests a fun, immersive experience unlike any other in Western Canada.

This addition to Banff Avenue is the result of a significant renovation to, Banff’s first commercial motor hotel originally constructed in 1964. Moxy Banff pays homage to the historical architecture and community roots with a bold mid-century design featuring expansive rundle stone walls and unique precast guest wings that flank the lobby lounge and iconic Bar Moxy, which anchors the guest experience and gives a glimpse of the fun ahead. Keeping the bones of Moxy’s predecessor ensured the Banff staple remained part of the town’s landscape and allowed the renovation to be more intentional and sustainable, preserving an important piece of Banff’s history and architectural heritage.

“As an Albertan-owned company, we are thrilled with the opportunity to partner with Moxy Hotels, an industry-leading brand that brings both bold design and energetic atmosphere to the naturally beautiful and vibrant community of Banff, Alberta,” says Brooke Christianson, VP, Canalta Hotels.

Moxy Banff boasts 109 smartly designed rooms with smart layouts and retro ski vibes that provide everything guests need and nothing they don’t. From rooms set-up with toe-to-toe beds, double bunks, kitchenettes, or lock-off suites that turn two rooms into one, there’s something for every travel experience.

When it comes to Moxy’s grub options, guests can expect a variety of delicious choices including fresh-made all-day offerings from a restored 1966 VW Kombi food truck, signature Bar Moxy menu items including the Alberta Brisket Poutine, flatbreads and Reuben sandwich, a variety of food options during breakfast (7-11 a.m.), and of course delectable après snacks. Whether guests are getting ready to hit the slopes at the crack of dawn or looking for a late-night snack, Moxy Banff has a 24/7 takeaway section so guests won’t ever go hungry!

Moxy Banff also offers several social spaces including a year-round heated courtyard with two hot tubs perfect for social events during any season and a two-in-one lobby and lounge that offers a selection of food and beverage options. For guests looking to hit the slopes or trails, a 24/7 ski, board and bike locker room is available for self-storage and repairs. Moxy’s fitness centre is also equipped with state-of-the-art equipment including Peloton® bikes.

Vinyl enthusiasts, karaoke lovers and movie buffs will be right at home in Moxy Banff’s “Voyager Room”, which will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy a unique multimedia experience. Guests can relax with a retro vinyl collection of over 200 records on a vintage Klipsch Heritage sound system and hi-fidelity equipment from the 70s or put their favourite classic films on the big screen.

“The teams at Canalta Hotels and Moxy Hotels have been hard at work for several months to ensure Moxy Banff is ready to wow guests with its unique hotel and guest experience from check-in to check-out,” says Sudeep Sandhu, Moxy Banff Captain. “We can’t wait to show guests how Moxy Banff stands out in the crowd as a one-of-kind experience that keeps the good times rolling!”

The Moxy team tapped Calgary artist Kirsten Bollen to design a circular mid-century mountain landscape that adorns the lobby and Edmonton artist Tanya Klimp to design large-scale abstract murals featured in both of the hotel’s grand staircases. These pieces are one-of-kind and help keep the Moxy Banff brand alive, even when visitors are just walking up the stairs to their room.

“Redeveloping this property has allowed us to invest in Alberta and specifically into the Town of Banff,” added Christianson. “Our team is proud to have worked with talented Albertans, creating new economic opportunities for our province and groovy experiences for guests.”

To wrap up their one-of-a-kind experience, lodgers can capture a memory that will last forever at the neon Moxy photo wall in the basement of the hotel. The harmonious union of history, place and modern hospitality, Moxy Banff blends the enduring mid-century charm of Banff’s frontier history and natural beauty with the playful, animated spirit of the Moxy Hotel brand.

For more information about Moxy Hotels, including to book a stay, visit

For information about Canalta Hotels, visit

About Moxy Hotels® 
Moxy offers a playful hotel experience for the young at heart. With over 125 properties open across 25 countries and territories, Moxy boldly breaks the rules of a conventional hotel stay across the globe. The nontraditional experience starts with check-in at Bar Moxy and comes to life throughout its social public spaces, like the Lounge and Library, and the small but smart bedrooms. Moxy provides stylish, industrial design and sociable service at an attractive price point, so that guests can splurge on the experiences that matter most to them during their travels. Moxy celebrates nonconformity, open-mindedness, and originality above all – forever giving its guests permission to Play On #atthemoxy. For more information, visit and join the fun #atthemoxy on Instagram. Moxy is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments, and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Marriott Bonvoy®  
Marriott Bonvoy, Marriott International’s award-winning travel program and marketplace, gives members access to transformative, eye-opening experiences around the corner and across the globe. Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of more than 30 extraordinary hotel brands offers renowned hospitality in the most memorable destinations in the world. Members can earn points for stays at hotels and resorts, including all-inclusive resorts and premium home rentals, as well as through everyday purchases with co-branded credit cards. Members can redeem their points for experiences including future stays, Marriott Bonvoy Moments™, or through partners for luxurious products from Marriott Bonvoy Boutiques®. With the Marriott Bonvoy app, members enjoy a level of personalization and contactless experience that allows them to travel with peace of mind. To enroll for free or for more information about Marriott Bonvoy, visit To download the Marriott Bonvoy app, go here. Travelers can also connect with Marriott Bonvoy on Facebook, X, Instagram and TikTok.  

About Canalta Hotels
Headquartered in Drumheller, Alberta, Canalta Hotels is a family owned and operated Canadian company with 43 hotels. Since 1974, Canalta Hotels’ founders, Cam and Sharlene Christianson, along with their sons Blair and Brooke Christianson, have dedicated their professional lives to building a genuine company based on the principles of hard work and service excellence. The Christianson family’s never-give-up work ethic and “I-can’t-believe-they-did-that” service philosophy are what makes Canalta stand out in a category filled with jaded, impersonal service.

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