Moxy NYC East Village has swung open its doors in the heart of the iconic East Village. Located on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues, directly across from the legendary concert venue Webster Hall, the hotel features 286 design-driven bedrooms, co-working spaces, and tech-savvy amenities, as well as lively restaurants, bars, and cultural programming all at an affordable price. Part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand, Moxy East Village marks the third Moxy property developed by Lightstone, following the successful openings of Moxy Times Square and Moxy Chelsea.
Moxy East Village is conceived as a vertical timeline, drawing inspiration from various eras in East Village history, from the earliest settlers to the punk era to today. Interior design is inspired by urban archaeology, with the hotel’s 13 floors loosely conceived as homages to different eras in the East Village’s past and present, as well as its future. Three check-in kiosks just inside the entrance are assemblages by local artist Michael Sanzone, made from found objects and materials. Behind the kiosks, striped tapestries hang on the walls and bleed onto the floors. Their alternating bands of graffiti and graphics recall shredded layers of wheat-pasted posters, the kind you might see peeling off a downtown building façade.
Like all Moxy Hotels, the 286 rooms are cleverly designed to maximize space and allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. Queen Rooms, some with an optional daybed; double/doubles; and quad bunk rooms all include oversized industrial-style windows for abundant natural light with some south-facing rooms boasting views of the Freedom Tower and other downtown skyscrapers.
Lightstone has once again teamed up with Tao Group Hospitality who oversees the four brand-new dining and drinking venues at Moxy East Village: Alphabet Bar & Café, Cathedrale, Little Sister, and the rooftop bar that launches next spring.
“I don’t think there are any places in New York where you can get an outdoor café vibe, a coffeehouse vibe, a dimly lit bar, a backyard rooftop party, and a grand dining room all in one,” said Noah Tepperberg, co-founder of Tao Group Hospitality in a statement.