by Lisa A. Grimaldi | September 29, 2017
The 612-room Moxy Times Square has opened in the New York City. Guest rooms range in size from from 150 to 350 square feet and feature free WiFi, Bluetooth soundbars, and large flat-screen HDTVs with personal screencasting technology that allows guests to stream Netflix, Hulu, YouTube and more. In place of a traditional hotel lobby, guests check in with a crew member at dedicated kiosks. Another feature of the experiential, design-driven Moxy is the Moxy Digital Guestbook, which streams videos and images taken within Moxy hotels or tagged #atthemoxy at the main floor elevator bank.
The hotel has 22,000 square feet of meeting space, including three "studios" -- flexible, multipurpose rooms with state-of-the-art A/V equipment -- for meetings or private parties. Food-and-beverage outlets include Bar Moxy; Legasea, a 185-seat seafood brasserie; Egghead, an all-day breakfast spot, and the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar & Lounge. Programming at the hotel will include guest DJs, pop-up trunk shows, guest-speaker series and collaborations with local digital artists.
"Moxy pushes the envelope, so we tossed out the rulebook," said Toni Stoeckl, global brand leader and vice president for Marriott International's Distinctive Select Brands. "Together with [developer] Lightstone, we set out to create a new paradigm within the New York hotel scene by bringing together the best-in-class in design, food and beverage, and retail, and giving them the freedom to allow their imaginations to run wild. The result has been a hotel experience like no other -- fun, edgy, playful, and all at a killer price."