Following the opening of Moxy Times Square, Rockwell Group has designed the public and amenity spaces at Moxy Chelsea in New York.
Located in Manhattan’s historic Flower District, the hotel’s restaurant, lounge and rooftop have been made into botanically-inspired spaces.
Rockwell Group’s design scheme for Moxy Chelsea is made up of Feroce, an Italian restaurant on the ground floor, a lobby lounge and the Fleur Room, an indoor-outdoor rooftop bar with views of the Empire State Building and New York’s skyline.
Feroce is entered at street level and organised as a series of choreographed rooms that lead to an outdoor terrace. In the lobby vestibule there’s a window-side, old school doughnut machine and a pass-through window that allows locals to pick up coffee, freshly-made doughnuts and pastries.
The main dining room of the restaurant has an outdoor dining courtyard with a 50-feet long banquet seating and terrazzo-topped tables. To further animate the room, there are bespoke grappa-tasting carts that can be moved throughout the space.
The private dining room features large-scale, deconstructed vintage Italian liquor posters behind antiqued mirrors.
Meanwhile, the Winter Garden, looks out onto NYC’s Flower District and spans the width of the hotel. The bar is screened from the Winter Garden by a kinetic plane of tilting glass tiles that change configuration. Grab & Go cabinets at The Pickup, next to the bar, offer snacks and beverages 24/7. Book-ending the lounge floor is a dining terrace with a pizza oven as its focal point.