Moxy Lower East Side has opened as the fourth Moxy hotel in New York City developed by Lightstone and is part of Marriott Bonvoy’s portfolio of 30 hotel brands. Located where the Lower East Side meets SoHo, the hotel has interiors by Michaelis Boyd and Rockwell Group, and architecture by Stonehill Taylor.
The 303 rooms range from 165 to 195 square feet, including Kings, Executive Kings, Double Doubles and Quads. Bathrooms have rain showers with colored glass doors, lava stone sinks and a mirror lined with Hollywood-style lighting. The Factory Loft, a hospitality suite, is an ideal spot for parties, events, meetings and social gatherings. Named for Andy Warhol’s Factory studio, the suite has double-height windows and a huge outdoor terrace.
The first-floor lobby has been designed as a multipurpose work and amusement space. The lobby area is centered around The Fix, a bar and all-day café with a range of seating arrangements—sofas and armchairs, high-tops and café tables. In the café area, marble-topped tables have brass tic-tac-toe inserts so guests can play while they sip cappuccinos. Anthropomorphic tables sport sculptures of hipster animals (think: rock-and-roll sloth in a leather vest), while nearby a seven-foot bear holds a hula hoop. Contactless check-in is available at self-service kiosks, while a staffed reception desk accommodates travelers who prefer more assistance.
Moxy Lower East Side’s five drinking and dining establishments were developed by Tao Group Hospitality, in partnership with Lightstone. The lobby-adjacent, Silver Lining is a subdued and sultry piano lounge. The intimate space has blue velvet banquettes, creative cocktails and live performances by a rotating mix of piano players and vocalists. One flight down, beneath the catwalk entrance, guests enter the Japanese restaurant Sake No Hana via two curved staircases flanked by large kimono-inspired tapestries. Guests can enjoy a shareable menu paired with a curated list of sakes, beers and cocktails highlighting Japanese spirits.
Loosie’s is an edgy club beneath Moxy Lower East Side with a sound system and dance floor. Guests reach Loosie’s by heading down an alley behind the hotel, lined with graffiti by the late New York street artist, Lance de los Reyes (aka Rambo), then descending several flights on a staircase. Up on the 16th floor, The Highlight Room is a rooftop bar with foliage swaying from the ceiling and a palm tree spreading its branches across the room.
Moxy Lower East Side has over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. The hotel’s three flexible Meeting Studios offer versatile and modular furniture that can be reconfigured to transform the space into a lounge by night. The large studio offers a communal table that can be used for co-working or closed off as a meeting room.
A stand curated by LES institution Economy Candy sells treats for just 5¢ per piece (just like the old days). Programming includes DJ and live music performances, art installations, pop-ups, and more. The “Sweat at Moxy” series taps fitness and wellness experts from the area to create custom classes for guests and locals.
For more information, visit www.moxylowereastside.com.
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