Opening this autumn and now taking reservations, Moxy Chelsea is a lifestyle hotel with all of the amenities, and none of the price tag, that reimagines the urban jungle, blending botanically-inspired design with Italian romance.
The hotel, developed by Lightstone and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, will rise 37 stories high into the New York City skyline and feature 349 bedrooms flooded with natural light and designed thoughtfully – and with a touch of wit.
Designed by architects Stonehill Taylor, the building honours the neighbourhood with its industrial façade and soaring, greenhouse-style atrium.
TAO Group will debut brand-new dining and drinking concepts in partnership with Francesco and Lorenzo Panella of the legendary Antica Pesa in Rome and Brooklyn, including a ristorante, caffè, pasticceria, as well as a cocktail bar and lounge offering a gourmet take on Italian street food.
Moxy Chelsea marks the second collaboration by Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group, the team behind Moxy Times Square.
The ground floor café, ristorante and second-floor lobby, designed by Rockwell Group, unfold as a collection of dining and lounging spaces that transform seamlessly from work to play throughout the day.
Bedrooms, designed by Yabu Pushelberg, are filled with whimsical details, while reflecting a careful consideration of space and functionality.
Ten-foot ceilings and full height, wall-to wall windows, drench the rooms with sunlight.
Topping off the hotel, on the 35th floor, is a glass-enclosed rooftop lounge designed by Rockwell Group with spectacular, expansive views that stretch from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building.
At the touch of a button, a retractable window wall will transform the lounge into an alfresco sky veranda.
“Moxy Chelsea brings a fresh vibrancy to the historic Flower District, where culture and commerce converge.
“It’s set to become a destination where visitors and locals can connect in a natural and inclusive way,” says Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone.
“Like Moxy Times Square, Moxy Chelsea offers guests affordability, without any sacrifice to style or comfort.”