Moxy NYC Chelsea
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The Moxy Hotels’ newest outpost in Chelsea isn’t a regular hotel—it’s a cool hotel. The check-in desks float on swings tethered to the ceiling. Guests are given tokens for complimentary pours of prosecco. The entrance hosts an overgrown flower shop from Putnam & Putnam (they’re responsible for the blooms at Gwyneth Paltrow’s wedding). The bar is highly Instagrammable, with jewel-toned furniture, floor-to-ceiling windows and a statement-making plant wall. The in-room showers are tiled with phrases like “some regrets” and “wild thing.” This hotel is designed for savvy millennial travelers and boasts a price tag to match, with rates starting at $159 per night.
Despite all of its cheeky touches, the Moxy’s 349 guest quarters are wildly practical. All of the non-suite accommodations are under 200 square feet, with just enough room to sleep, wash up and get comfortable. There are no closets or fluffy robes, but each room is equipped with under-the-bed storage, bedside USB ports, TVs that connect to Netflix and a walk-in rain shower—everything you need for a long weekend in New York. The bulldog-shaped beer opener and funky, lava-stone sinks don’t hurt, either.
When hunger strikes, you won’t have to go far to find something to eat: The 35-story building houses five bars and restaurants, including Feroce Ristorante with modern Italian fare and rooftop lounge The Fleur Room, which offers stellar views of the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. But because this is New York, you can (and should) venture out to try nearby spots like David Chang’s Momofuku Nishi and old-school slice spot New York Pizza Suprema.
When you’re ready to retire for the evening, stroll through the doors of the Moxy, smell the roses (literally) and head upstairs to Bar Feroce for a leisurely nightcap. You didn’t lose that prosecco token, did you?