NEW YORK, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), has named Moxy Times Square as Development of the Year Select/Limited Service hotel for 2017. The winners were announced today during the ALIS conference at the JW Marriott and Microsoft Theater at L.A. LIVE. Nominees for the awards are evaluated based on outstanding business performance in various industry sectors.
Produced by Northstar Travel Group, in association with the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Burba Hotel Network (BHN), the ALIS conference brings together the lodging industry’s leading hotel executives, investors, lenders, developers, and professional advisory community.
The September 2017 opening of Moxy Times Square represented a disruptive shift in scale for New York City hotels. Lightstone, the developer, transformed a historic building into a dynamic, design-driven hotel with 612 bedrooms and over 22,000 square feet of food, beverage and event space.
To execute Lightstone’s vision for Moxy, a large hotel that’s not a homogenized experience, the developer enlisted a star team of collaborators: Yabu Pushelberg for interior design, TAO Group to cultivate the food and beverage program and Rockwell Group to design the restaurants and bars. Franchised by Marriott International and managed by Magna Hospitality, Moxy elevates the select service experience with cleverly designed bedrooms, a buzzing atmosphere, flexible co-working spaces, electrifying dining and drinking experiences and cultural programming.
Five dining destinations by TAO Group culminate in Magic Hour, NYC’s largest indoor / outdoor all-season hotel rooftop bar and lounge. Additional venues include: Legasea, a seafood brasserie, Bar Moxy, the social heart of the hotel, The Pickup, a twist on the traditional grab-and-go and Egghead, an egg-centric all-day breakfast spot.
Given Moxy’s location at 485 7th Avenue, the hotel serves as a unique social anchor for the neighborhood with property programming: nightly DJ sets, local artist collaborations and personalized pop-up shops. Moxy offers a 24-hour fitness center and complimentary, weekly fitness classes for guests and locals as part of its #SweatAtMoxy series.
With an innovative design and a playful soul at rates that make it accessible to all, Moxy creates a new paradigm for the modern traveler.
For more details on the ALIS award, visit the ALIS website at www.ALISconference.com and for additional information on Moxy Times Square, please visit www.MoxyTimesSquare.com and follow us at @MoxyTimesSquare @moxyhotels #AtTheMoxy.
About Moxy Hotels
Moxy Hotels is Marriott International’s new millennial-focused brand that debuted in September 2014with the opening of the Moxy Milan. A boutique-hotel concept for the next-Gen traveler, Moxy is a fresh and innovative brand combining stylish design and approachable service at an affordable price point. With tech-enabled rooms, vibrant lobby spaces and warm, modern service, Moxy aims to surprise travelers with a playful, spirited and fun guest experience. To learn more about Moxy Hotels, visit www.MoxyHotels.com.
Lightstone, founded by David Lichtenstein, is one of the most highly-regarded and diversified private real estate companies in the United States. Operating in all sectors of the real estate market, Lightstone’s $2 billion portfolio (in 26 states) currently includes over 6 million square feet of office, retail and industrial commercial properties, 11,000 residential units and 3,800 hotel keys. It also owns over 12,000 land lots across the country. Lightstone is currently developing over $2.5 billion of hospitality, multi-family, and condominium projects in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami.