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First Look: At Moxy Hotels’s Third New York Outpost, a More Grown-Up Feel

Yes, there are bunkbed rooms but the newest iteration forgoes the cheeky amusement park overtones for soothing spaces enlivened with vibrant greenery.

The Rockwell Group–designed Conservatory lounge at night.

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Location: New York City

Designers: Rockwell Group, Yabu Pushelberg, and Stonehill Taylor

On offer: The design collaborators behind the Moxy Times Square have reassembled for the brand’s more grown-up New York outpost, the 349-room Moxy Chelsea. Taking cues from its location in the Chelsea Flower Market, the entrance doubles as a botanical shop by celebrity–favorite Putnam & Putnam that leads to a three-level atrium with vertical gardens visible from the street.

Standout features: The team behind Rome’s beloved Antica Pesa, which opened a satellite Brooklyn location in 2012, is partnering with Tao Group at the three culinary spaces: Feroce Caffè, Bar Feroce, and Feroce Ristorante. At the latter, staff in custom Brooks Brothers uniforms wander the terrazzo floors with a grappa cart. The 35th-floor rooftop lounge is outfitted with curvilinear, floral-print banquettes, a salvaged disco ball from L.A.’s infamous and now-defunct nightclub Vertigo, and a retractable glass roof.

The hotel’s three-level atrium is visible from the street thanks to the glass exterior.
A king room, designed by Yabu Pushelberg.
The Feroce Caffè, one of three culinary venues by the team behind Rome's Antica Pesa in partnership with Tao Group.
The Putnam & Putnam flower shop is stationed at the entrance of the hotel.
A meeting space.
The quad bunk-bed rooms are targeted at group travelers.
Rockwell Group designed the social spaces, including Feroce Ristorante.
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