New Moxy Hotel Opens In NYC; Millennials Are Crazy About It.

The Rockwell Group designed hotel (and the fab new Cathedrale restaurant) was very lively last week. The hotel was filled with millennial business travelers who seemed to be ecstatic about the place as they checked in and enjoyed Happy Hour. Kudos to all involved.

The interior design is boiler-plate millennial, i.e., eclectic vibe, art installations (by Michael Sanzone), outdoor space, lots of room for co-working and hanging out. Rooftop bar and lounge opening in 2020.

Cathedrale, the restaurant in the hotel, is spectacular. It was conceived by the Tao Group’s Chef/Partner Ralph Scamardella, in collaboration with Executive Chef Jason Hall. The food is French-Mediterranean.

Room rates at the Moxy run in the $400 range but seem to be lower on the weekends which suggests their guests will primarily be the young business travelers.

The one downside, from my perspective, are the stairs. The lobby and the restaurant are both at basement level. It feels congested getting into and out of the hotel.

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Moxy Hotel and Cathedrale Restaurant

Entrance on 11th Street
11th Street
Backyard lounge
Alphabet Bar and Cafe
Barista
Cathedrale Restaurant and Bar
Bar area
Entry to the dining room
Open Kitchen
The dramatic wire mesh ceiling sculpture is by Italian artist Edoardo Tresoldi. He was named by Forbes as one of the 30 most influential European artists under 30, and is revered for his installations in public spaces, including Etherea at the 2018 Coachella Music Festival. His ethereal sculpture for the ceiling of Cath├ędrale pays homage to the interior of the Fillmore East, once known as the “Church of Rock ‘n’ Roll.”
The indoor/outdoor atrium dining space is fabulous.
STAIRS, STAIRS, and more STAIRS
Stairs down to lobby for check-in
Stairs down to the lobby
Stairs to Cathedrale restaurant

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