by Elise Schoening | September 13, 2019
Marriott International opened its fourth hotel under the boutique Moxy brand in New York this week. The new Moxy NYC East Village is located on East 11th Street, between Third and Fourth Avenues and across from the venerable Webster Hall concert venue.
The 286-room property offers 1,938 square feet of meetings space. The building was designed by Rockwell Group and is meant to represent a vertical timeline of the East Village's past, present and future, with each of the 13 floors dedicated to a different era.

The impressive design also spans the hotel's four restaurants and cafes. The lobby Alphabet Bar & Cafe includes a bar, a terrace, co-working spaces and meeting studios in a retro setting. Guests can grab a drink, listen to vinyl records on a turntable and test their hand at Skee-Ball. 

The Cathédrale, a French-Mediterranean restaurant, is expected to open in mid-September. It features high ceilings and a beautiful wire-mesh sculpture by Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi. Little Sister, an intimate lounge decorated with velvet sofas, a copper bar and backlit whisky bottles, will also open later this month. The rooftop bar is set to debut in spring 2020, complete with garden lights, a colorful patio and a mural of the neighborhood's musical and artistic history.

Moxy NYC East Village also offers cultural programming, such as [email protected] and #SweatatMoxy, which are designed to introduce guests to local voices and wellness experts. 

"Authentic, local and experiential have all become buzzwords in the hotel business," said Mitchell Hochberg, president of Lightstone, which developed the new property along with two other Moxy hotels in the area. "With Moxy Times Square and Moxy Chelsea, we've seen how putting visitors and New Yorkers in the same space can foster a sense of community. The East Village's breadth of experiences and layers of history allow us to take that concept to a whole new level. Moxy East Village is multidimensional -- a thrilling mashup that lets people honor the past, experience the present and dream about the future. We're embracing it all to create a true sense of magic."