New York, NY
Stonehill Taylor’s architectural design for the new 37-story, 349-key Moxy Chelsea hotel is inspired by the dichotomy that exists within the surrounding Flower District, the charm of greenery spilling out of the gritty warehouse-style buildings. In the property, industrial and natural elements come together to create a welcoming destination with a unique NYC aesthetic. The most striking feature of the building is the juxtaposition between the exposed concrete walls and the greenhouse-like facade in front of the structure’s concrete core. Oxidized CorTen steel columns and large gridded windows give the building a retro-factory aesthetic and a compelling transparency. Greenery running down the interior walls is visible through the glass façade, thus becoming a distinguishing architectural element of the building.
The hotel houses a full food and beverage program designed by the Rockwell Group in association with the Tao Group, with Yabu Pushelberg providing Interior Design for the lobby and guestrooms. Of note, the rooftop bar’s 15ft floor-to-ceiling windows offer expansive views of downtown Manhattan, including the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty. Quadruple-hung windows on the north side of the roof have a motorized mechanism that lowers the window panels to quarter height. A glass roof, spanning the entire width of the building, completes the indoor-outdoor space and provides guests with an unobstructed view of the nearby Empire State Building.