New York’s new Moxy Chelsea to embody the ideals of urban luxury
The new Moxy Chelsea Hotel in New York City
The newest Moxy hotel to open in New York City is inspired by Chelsea’s flower district and the Big Apple’s vibrancy.
Stonehill Taylor and The Rockwell Group come together again to realise the latest property in the Moxy hotel collection. This time, Moxy lands in Chelsea after making its mark on Times Square.
The Lightstone real estate group is behind the hotel, which is as exciting and innovative as one would expect from one of the biggest names in affordable luxury.
We take a look inside.
Moxy towers over Chelsea
Soaring into the sky, the newest Moxy property in New York City sits on the skyline almost as a contemporary rival to the Empire State Building.
The Moxy Chelsea Hotel towers above Chelsea’s flower district which influenced designers Stonehill Taylor in the execution of the hotel.
Part Italian-inspired, part-true NYC soul, Moxy’s latest offering is sure to attract visitors as well as locals to this 32-floor tower, which boasts a rooftop bar with incredible views of the city that never sleeps, guest rooms with floor to ceiling windows and multipurpose spaces that can be used for a variety of functions over the course of the day.
Truly affordable luxury
Moxy Chelsea Hotel does what iconic and luxury New York hotels do, but at a much lower price point. This is good news for travellers hitting New York and looking for affordable luxury in one of the city’s trendiest neighbourhoods.
Mitchell Hochberg, President of Lightstone, says, “We all read about how modern travellers seek to satisfy their curiosity with unusual, personalized experiences and leisure in the local style. But no one ever expected this in the Moxy price segment. Working on the hotel in Times Square, we proved that we can radically change the situation, and in the case of Moxy Chelsea we brought this to a new level. We played big with the formula – affordable prices, rooms with character, original public spaces – and made the new hotel even more original, more local, even more truly New York.”
Flexibility, F&B and flower shops
Guests enter the building through a flower shop designed by Yabu Pushelberg. The design concept is one of a “botanical library” and houses a store by Putnam & Putnam, florists to the stars.
The reception and check-in area are executed in an industrial fashion with exposed concrete, neon lighting, train terminal signage and cutting tables like those used in the Meatpacking district, all incorporated into the design.
In the guest rooms, much of the furniture can be folded away when it is not being used, enlarging the usable area of the rooms and making the Moxy experience as minimal as possible.
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