New York City is unlike any other city in the world, as most anyone lucky enough to have been there can tell you. People flock to New York from all over the world and with good reason. With flights becoming cheaper and easier, accommodation was often the only real big worry. Some of the best hotels in the USA are located in New York but what there has been a distinctive lack of, up until now, is lower priced options that still offer everything one needs.
Trend forecasters have been working to describe a new generation of travellers.
Some call it the Creative Class, while others refer to the “millennial mindset.” Whatever the moniker, these explorers are defined less by their profession or age than by their attitudes and behaviors.
Tech-enabled, time-constrained, social media–inspired, they travel in search of meaningful experiences, authentic interactions, and a deeper understanding of a place.
These travellers also have a different set of expectations and values when it comes to deciding where to stay.
Influenced by the sharing economy and co-working concepts, they see hotels less as places to spend the night and more as a stage for various experiences and this is where Moxy Hotels comes in.
Moxy East Village, 112 East 11 St, New York, NY 10003 US$179 per night
The East Village is known for its happening nightlife and for being the mecca for food lovers.
It’s the neighbourhood where rock ’n roll, renegade art, LGBTQ+ activism and generations of immigrants all merged to give birth to America counterculture.
Conceived by Rockwell Group as a vertical timeline, the hotel draws inspiration from various eras in East Village history.
Moxy East Village has 286 design-driven bedrooms, co-working spaces, and tech-savvy amenities, as well as restaurants, bars, and cultural programming that reflect the richly diverse neighbourhood all at an affordable price.
The hotel is home to the Alphabet Bar and Café, comprising of a bar and lounge and an adjacent terrace with alfresco seating, the French-Mediterranean restaurant, Cathédrale, private dining space, The poster room and an exclusive lounge located in the sub cellar famously known as Little Sister.
Moxy Times Square, 485 7th Avenue, New York, New York 10018 US$139 per night
Moxy Hotels opened its flagship property, Moxy Times Square, in a historic New York building reimagined by Stonehill Taylor.
The 16 story, neo-Renaissance building with 612 bedrooms was built on a foundation of craftsmanship, functionality, honest materials, and thoughtful details.
The bedrooms intermix style with functionality with cozy spaces, clever modular design features and multipurpose custom furniture that folds away. The second level of the hotel offers a space to eat, work and play with the Bar Moxy Lounge and studios.
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge is New York’s City’s largest indoor/outdoor hotel rooftop bar and lounge and features an “urban amusement park”.
Legasea combines a top-tier seafood menu with a fun-casual dining atmosphere and Egghead, Bar Moxy and The Pickup offer some delicious meals and drinks options.
All of this with Times Square on your doorstep.
Moxy Chelsea, 105 W 28th Street, New York, NY 10001 US$159 per night
Refined yet playful, hand-crafted yet modern, the 349-room Moxy Chelsea reimagines the urban jungle, blending botanically-inspired design with Italian romance.
Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, this micro-room, macro-amenity lifestyle hotel packs in all the bells and whistles with none of the price tag.
Moxy Chelsea marks the second collaboration between Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group, two of the industry’s most admired design firms.
In a nod to the foliage-strewn streets of the Flower Market, the architecture juxtaposes an industrial façade with a glass atrium revealing the vertical gardens within.
On the ground floor, next to the overgrown Putnam & Putnam Flower Shop, which doubles as the hotel’s entrance, is Feroce, a caffè, pasticceria, and lively indoor/outdoor ristorante.
Bar Feroce is an Italian snack bar and lounge offering comfort dishes, oven-fired pizzas and classic cocktails.
Bar Feroce’s Backyard is an all-season garden terrace and the Fleur Room is a glass-enclosed rooftop lounge expansive 360-degree views that stretch from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building.