The Moxy Times Square officially opened in October as the 15th property in the brand’s portfolio, located in Manhattan's former Mills Hotel.
Originally constructed in 1907, the Lightstone-backed hotel was created by a team including locally based architectural firm Stonehill Taylor; design firms Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group; and TAO Group, the creator and operator of the property’s F&B outlets.
Along with the 612 guestrooms, Yabu Pushelberg designed the entrance lobby, as well as the second floor lobby and public spaces. Indiewalls created the artwork on the second floor.
Stonehill Taylor divided the interior space into 612 guestrooms ranging in size from 150 square feet to 350 square feet. Some bedrooms were conceived to be flexible and functional and adapt to traveler’s changing needs. From king suites to quad rooms with twin bunks, all rooms include Yabu Pushelberg-designed foldaway furniture, walk-in rain showers, wood-frame beds with storage, and open pegboard closets. Bedrooms have free Wi-Fi, Bluetooth soundbars and large flat-screen HDTVs with personal screencasting technology.
Instead of the traditional hotel lobby, the property has dedicated kiosks for checking in. Beyond the check-in area is the Moxy Digital Guestbook, streaming videos and images taken within Moxy hotels or tagged #atthemoxy before visitors take the elevator up.
The property is home to New Stand, a New York–based chain of convenience stores.
For dining, the property has Bar Moxy, which is located in the second floor lobby lounge. Bar Moxy has a copper-wrapped bar at its center and is flooded with natural light during the day, thanks to the triple-height atrium skylight. On one side, the plug-and-play lounge has seating areas and power outlets for co-working. The space also has a DJ booth. On the other side, divided from the bar area by sliding, copper-framed glass doors, are three “studios” that can be combined for meetings, events or private parties. Behind the bar, in a greenhouse-inspired space, is The Pickup, a grab-and-go concept.
TAO Group’s new eating and drinking destinations include Legasea, a 185-seat seafood brasserie; Egghead, an egg-centric breakfast spot; and Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge.
Moxy Times Square also has a fitness studio, modelFIT.
Moxy Times Square is the first of five Moxy hotels planned for New York City. This year the brand is expected to open 10 additional hotels in Berlin, Frankfurt, Seattle and Tokyo, among others.