Moxy Times Square

New York, NY

Architecture

Built in 1906, the plan of the neo-Renaissance building, formerly known as the Mills Hotel, is notable due to its dumbbell shaped configuration that, according to the Landmarks Commission, was one of the early adopters of including inner courtyards and open atriums to allow for light and air – features that were critical to good residential design in a dense urban setting. A key move in this adaptive reuse effort was to restore these atriums, which had been covered over, so that the 612 well-appointed micro guest rooms could be organized around them. Taking cues from old photographs, Stonehill Taylor re-located the building entrance from 7th Avenue back to its original location on 36th Street and recreated a metal and glass double height entry for an enhanced sense of arrival. The existing street level retail store frontage was replaced with an entirely new window system designed in the manner used at the turn of the century, and many of the previously destroyed limestone pilasters have been rebuilt.

The expansive rooftop at 10,000 square feet, originally used as a delousing facility for the Mills Hotel, will now become one of the largest rooftop bars in Manhattan and is oriented to maximize views of the Empire State building and surrounding cityscape.

Awards & Recognition

  • Wallpaper

    Thursday October 4, 2018

    New York is a city not exactly short of a good hotel. Featuring 86 bedrooms and suites scattered across 16 floors of a purpose built building designed by Stonehill Taylor, The ...

  • Architectural Digest

    Friday October 6, 2017

    The property was converted to its current hotel avatar by renowned hospitality architecture firm Stonehill & Taylor, who sought to preserve the sizable skylit courtyards and handsome facade.

  • Wallpaper

    Monday December 18, 2017

    Moxy, Mariott’s diffusion hospitality brand, might already have several international locations to date, but with the opening of its first New York property in Times Square, its playful, design-centric approach ...

  • Domino

    Friday October 6, 2017

    After recruiting architecture firm Stonehill & Taylor to create 612 guest rooms and restore some of the original features—such as relocating the entrance to its original 36th street location—they tapped ...

  • Dezeen

    Thursday March 15, 2018

    Yabu Pushelberg designed all 612 bedrooms at The Moxy Times Square – a subsidiary of hospitality company Marriott that aims to be affordable without compromising style, pitted as a "boutique-hotel concept for the modern traveller". ...