THESE are the images of a new multi-million luxury hotel set to come to Southampton.

And the Daily Echo can reveal that the new Moxy Hotel - the first of its type on the south coast - could open by spring 2019.

Hotel giant Marriott is behind the scheme to build the eight-storey, 208-bedroom building, near Westquay.

It will be developed on land behind the Premier Inn hotel, off Harbour Parade.

Described as a “boutique” hotel, it is estimated to cost £12 million and could bring up to 60 new jobs to the city.

And civic chiefs say it will cater for the thousands of cruise passengers and tourists visiting the city each year.

Leader of Southampton City Council, Simon Letts, said: “This is another first for the city and shows the confidence that hotel operators have in Southampton.

“Every visitor whether for leisure, shopping or business keeps the tills ringing for our local businesses.”

The new complex will be built in a partnership between Marriott International, which launched the Moxy brand in 2014, and Vastint Hospitality, which is linked to furniture giant Ikea.

The brand currently has UK hotels in London, Aberdeen and recently opened in Stratford.

Although Marriot International did not provide an official comment, a spokesperson confirmed that the hotel would be the first Moxy on the south coast.

On the Moxy website, it says: “Our hotels have the heart of a boutique hotel and an appetite for adventure.

“From yummy snacks and drinks, to games, to art, to secret hiding spots, to comfy couches to doze off in.

“Our lobbies are like living rooms with a bartender and our guest rooms are like a cozy clubhouse you never want to leave.”

Construction contractor, Clark Contracts, will be the company responsible for building the hotel, which will have an undercroft leading to a drop-off car-park.

It will also allow service vehicles to access the neighbouring Premier Inn and Co-Op.

Ahead of construction, the company is hosting an engagement day in partnership with Constructionline.

The event, due to be held at the Grand Harbour Hotel from 9am on Tuesday, January 16, will give Southampton businesses the chance to speak about opportunities to work on the scheme.

Michael Scanlan, director at Clark Contracts, said: “There will also be the chance to talk to representatives from the team face to face and how to register with Constructionline in order to get booked in for work.”