Moxy NYC Lower East Side

New York, NY

Architecture, New Build

For the Moxy Lower East Side, Stonehill Taylor conceived a 16-story wedding-cake-on-a-base-style massing with a modern façade to echo the hotel’s location on the historic Bowery. The first six floors conform to the heights of the traditional six-story mercantile and tenement buildings that were previously typical of the area while the remaining stories are set back dramatically, harmonizing with the more recent vertical construction. The exterior palette is refined to only three materials – black metal, glass, and concrete – lending a timeless feel and providing contrast to the vibrant interiors, which reflect the Bowery’s ever-evolving persona.

The entry architecture features an exposed concrete colonnaded arcade with a sculptural concrete overhang and additional mullions in the storefront fenestration, making the space feel more accessible and distinguishing ground-floor amenities from guestroom floors above. Guests enter the hotel through a hexagonal vestibule and encounter a bridge open to below and flanked by curving, twin staircases that descend to the hotel’s signature restaurant. Across the bridge is a spacious lobby with over 15-foot-tall ceilings in addition to a lobby bar, small café, and flexible multi-use studios. Individual entrances from the building’s side alley provide access to two of the hotel’s nightlife spaces.

The hotel’s 303 guestrooms, including ten guestrooms overlooking a 13-story interior courtyard, have ceilings greater than 9-feet-tall with full-height windows. A hospitality suite with private terrace offers spectacular north- and east-facing views with windows stretching nearly the full 16-foot height of the space.


  • Client: The Lightstone Group
  • Interior Designer: Michaelis Boyd
  • Restaurant Designer: Rockwell Group
  • 303 keys
  • 16 stories