Marriott’s Moxy brand brings its trendy design to New York’s East Village

It was only a matter of time before millennial-focused Moxy brand landed a spot in New York City’s forever trendy East Village, making it the third Moxy in the Big Apple overall. As the neighbourhood of many movements, this was always a hub of American counter-culture which has given the design-driven hotel brand plenty of inspiration to soak up.

With 286 guest rooms, as well as co-working spaces and tech-forward features, the experimental hotel rests heavy on its impeccable location, with has it on East 11th Street between Third and Fourth Avenues. This means it’s directly across from the legendary Webster Hall, and next to a multitude of New York City’s best restaurants.

East Village’s complicated history has been translated throughout the hotel in a vertical timeline design, with each of the 13 floors loosely conceived as homages to different eras of the neighbourhood. Interior designers Rockwell Group have had plenty to pull from, including the punk era and essential LGBTQI activism.

The rather large hotel is big enough to include four dining and drinking concepts, which include a rooftop bar slated to open in 2020. Others include the lobby-level Alphabet Bar & Café, which is where the co-working lounge is located alongside a book cart by Strand Bookstore and a curated collection of vinyl by Academy Records, by which guests can listen to classics on a retro turntable provided in-room on request.

There’s also lounge lower level lounge Little Sister channelling the underground club culture that populated East Village in the 90’s with jewel-toned velvet sofas, a glowing copper DJ stand, and a mirrored-copper bar focusing on whisky.

And then there’s Cathédrale, a French-Mediterranean restaurant with eight-metre ceilings and blue-tiled, open-hearth kitchen driven by executive chef Jason Hall, a trusty rotisserie grill, and a commitment to elemental cooking with a menu focusing on numerous regions including Southern France, Italy, Spain and Greece.

As for the rooms; in typical Moxy fashion they have been designed to maximise space and allow guests the flexibility to adapt the room to their needs. This means you’ve got multiple categories, with all including oversized industrial-style windows to pull in plenty of natural light. The highest category room is Suite Jane, an entertainment suite with modular seating, a boardroom/dining table, wet bar, multi-media lounging area and an adjoining queen room with a unique round bed.

Rates at Moxy East Village will start from around US$179, which is approximately AU$260.

Address: 112 East 11 St, New York, NY
Contact: +1 212-288-6699

Chris Singh

Chris Singh is an Editor-At-Large at the AU review, loves writing about travel and hospitality, and is partial to a perfectly textured octopus. You can reach him on Instagram: @chrisdsingh.