Slough's councillors and officers have had a sneak peak of what the hotel rooms in the new Moxy Hotel will look like.

The visit to the new hotel site – on the site of the old library in the heart of the town – gave councillors and officers the chance to try out the new facilities and even lie on the bed before the room is handed over to Marriott.

Two new hotels, 64 apartments and 4,100sqft of restaurant and retail space are being constructed on the site.

The hotels, which are being developed and owned by the council are being delivered via Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a joint venture between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd. When complete they will be operated by Cycas under two Marriott Hotel brands; Moxy and Residence Inn.

The Moxy room which the councillors saw was created off-site as a 'pod' and then transported to the development

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 room and to see that no stone has been left unturned in delivering a fantastic hotel experience for guests.

“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.”

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 hotels are expected to be complete in the spring next year.