New York City’s abundantly hip and vibrant neighborhood has been home to The Moxy Lower East Side since October, 2022. Located within the heart of downtown Manhattan, the LES is a true neighborhood within the heart of the bustling city. The 16-story tower designed by Stonehill Taylor has a modern exterior that compliments the area's rich history, its arrival bringing new developments to both visitors and locals alike, with 303 á la mode rooms and five new drinking and dining destinations created in collaboration with Tao Group Hospitality.
Stepping off the booming intersection of Bowery and Broome, the Michaelis Boyd designed lobby offers an enchanting atmosphere equipped to perfectly balance relaxation with amusement for wandering eyes. The heart of the lobby revolves around The Fix, an all-day café and lobby bar. The multipurpose space invites guests to make themselves comfortable no matter the occasion– with an array of seating options that encourage socializing, co-working, or anything in between. The Silver Lining is an ethereal ground floor piano lounge. Inspired by Andy Warhol's Silver Factory– his New York City studio, where he produced art and eccentric social gatherings– this re-imagination offers a decadent escape from reality.
One level down is Sake No Hana, a modern Japanese restaurant that fuses the Lower East Side's 1980s punk scene with the coinciding Japanese Yankii subculture. Also down stairs lies subterranean club, Loosie's, a perfect representation of New York nightlife of the past and present. The interior captures the gritty art scene of the 1980s with spiritful murals and graffiti, paying homage to iconic artists like Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat.
To–quite literally–top it off is a stylish sky bar and oasi: The Highlight Room. The bar stands tall upon the 16th floor, with a breathtaking view of the city's greatest attractions. The interior creates a sense of belonging and coziness in the clouds, drawing influence from the German Winter Garden that stood along the Bowery in the mid-18th century.
Overnight guests have eleven different room layouts to explore ranging from cozy and practical to contemporary luxury. The creme de la creme is found on the seventh floor, situated amidst the lower manhattan skyline. The Factory Loft –named after Andy Warhol's iconic factory studio– is a 546-square-foot suite with double-height ceilings, open-plan living space with two adjoining King bedrooms and bathrooms. As Warhol was known for his parties and buzzing social life, parties, events, meetings, and social gathering are encouraged in the hospitality suite.
Programming at The Moxy LES is always growing and shifting, with recent innovations such as workout classes and vintage pop ups. From live music in the Silver Lining Lounge, to weekly DJ sets downstairs at Loosie's or in the clouds at The Highlight Room, The Moxy is a playful addition to the city that never sleeps.
Photographed by Michael Kleinberg.