Marriott’s lifestyle Moxy brand has opened its first property in New York’s hip Brooklyn borough with the Moxy Williamsburg.
Originally slated to open in 2022, it is the brand’s sixth property in New York
The 216 room hotel is located in Bedford Avenue, near Williamsburg Bridge, with easy access to Manhattan.
Interiors by BASILE Studio and Lightstone Design have been inspired by the cool, cosmopolitan vibes of the local neighbourhood, with light-filled interiors, space-saving design solutions, and flexible co-working spaces and meeting studios.
“Williamsburg is a microcosm of everything that’s trendsetting about New York City: it has the edgiest boutiques, the most innovative restaurants, the most daring bars. That’s why more and more people are putting it on their must-visit lists — and it’s why we’ve opened Moxy Williamsburg,” says Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone.
Four drinking and dining venues have been conceptualised by Bar Lab Hospitality, the brains behind popular cocktail bar Broken Shaker.
The range of restaurants and bars “reflect the easy-going spirit of its trendsetting surroundings” and aims to to attract “cool-hunting guests with a playful and young-at-heart attitude”.
These include Mesiba, a Tel Aviv-inspired restaurant focusing on East Mediterannean cuisine; Bar Bedford, a cocktail bar and all-day cafe; Jolene which offers a nightclub vibe with modern audio and lighting systems; and LilliStar (pictured) an indoor/outdoor rooftop bar with an impressive terrace overlooking the Manhattan skyline that is due to open this spring.
“We envisioned an eclectic grab-bag of experiences that mirrors Williamsburg’s diversity. Once you enter, you don’t want to leave,” said Bar Lab founders Elad Zvi and Gabe Orta.
“You can start with a drink at Bar Bedford, meet some friends for dinner at Mesiba, head up to the rooftop for a drink with a view, and finish up the night dancing at Jolene.”
Rates for the property start from US$179 per night.