Marriott’s lifestyle brand Moxy Hotels has opened its fourth property in Manhattan.
The 286-room Moxy NYC East Village is on East 11th Street, opposite the concert venue Webster Hall.
Designed by the Rockwell Group, the hotel’s 13 floors pay homage to different eras in the East Village, known for its association with punk rock, the Beakniks and LGBTQ+ activism.
Three check-in kiosks are assemblages by local artist Michael Sanzone, made from found objects.
The property has co-working spaces, a coffee shop, restaurant and bars.
Alphabet Bar and Café is now open, and comprises a bar, terrace, co-working lounge and meeting studios.
Additional quirks include a ‘graffiti installation’ that will allow guests to use a tablet to sketch onto the walls, a Skee-Ball arcade game and carts run by nearby Strand Bookstore and Academy Records that will offer books and vinyl for guest use.
The café will serve an all-day menu including brews by Intelligentsia Coffee, baked goods, salads and paninis.
French-Mediterranean restaurant Cathédrale (pictured below) will open in mid-September, led by chefs Ralph Scamardella and Jason Hall.
Access will be down a staircase resembling a fire escape, which will lead into a 26 ft-high space covered in a wire mesh sculpture called Fillmore by Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi.
The restaurant will also have an outdoor terrace and private dining room with space for 26.
Also opening later this month is lounge Little sister, which the hotel says will have a “cavern-like” feel, with velvet sofas, banquettes, a glowing copper DJ stand and wooden, barrel-vaulted ceilings.
A rooftop bar will launch in spring 2020.
The hotel will host rooftop meditation sessions, rotating art installations from the nearby Cooper Union school and discussion series.
In-room TVs will show a series of short videos called ‘Off the Beaten Path’, in which neighbourhood characters will talk about their memories of East Village.
“We conceived of the hotel as a sort of crossroads: Guests can use it as a starting point for their explorations beyond the four walls, and local creators and businesses can use it as an extension of their community,” said Mitchell Hochberg, president of the hotel’s developers Lightstone.