NEW YORK, Feb. 11, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SG Blocks (OTCQB:SGBX), a premier innovator and designer of container-based structures, today announced it has built a container-based open-air bar and a hotel room mock-up for Marriott's Moxy Hotels. The prototypes were recently revealed at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit on the grounds of Nokia Plaza L.A. LIVE. Marriott announced the U.S. launch of its contemporary brand, Moxy, which currently only operates in Europe. Eight projects were identified and slated for major metropolitan locations including New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, New Orleans and Chicago.
"We are honored that Marriott, one of the world's largest and leading hospitality companies, selected our firm to deliver two container-based products that fit its modern, high energy brand," stated Paul Galvin, Chairman and CEO of SG Blocks. "The efficiency of our product combined with the speed of modular construction resulted in a fast, on trend, and sustainable solution."
The 20'X8' bar was engineered with external flaps to make it expandable to 20'X20'. It is currently at Marriott's corporate headquarters in Bethesda, MD, from where it will be sent across the country for use at various corporate events. The one-container hotel room prototype will permanently be on display at Marriott's headquarters.
"SG Blocks' container-based Moxy structures are the embodiment of the brand's style, design, and attitude," said Tina Edmundson, Global Officer, Luxury & Lifestyle Brands. "The prototypes successfully demonstrated Moxy's fun, edgy, and youthful spirit and allowed patrons of the summit to fully experience the Moxy Hotels concept as we prepare to launch the brand in the U.S."
About SG Blocks: SG Blocks, Inc. (OTCQB:SGBX) is a premier innovator in advancing and promoting the use of code-engineered cargo shipping containers for safe and sustainable construction. The firm offers a product that exceeds many standard building code requirements, and also supports developers, architects, builders and owners in achieving greener construction, faster execution, and stronger buildings of higher value. It has four product lines: retail, commercial, military and residential. SG Blocks also has an exclusive 10-year collaboration and supply contract with ConGlobal Industries Inc., the largest shipping container depot operator in the United States. For more information, visit www.sgblocks.com.
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