December 11, 2023

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Marriott, Lightstone Group Prepare New Moxy Accommodations

Lightstone Group CEO Mitchell Hochberg and Marriott International CEO Anthony Capuano with a rendering of The Moxy Williamsburg (Getty, Lightstone, iStock)

Lightstone Team CEO Mitchell Hochberg and Marriott Intercontinental CEO Anthony Capuano with a rendering of The Moxy Williamsburg (Getty, Lightstone, iStock)

Marriott and Lightstone Team are betting on an uptick in publish-pandemic travel — specifically for all those on a spending plan.

The hotelier and developer are preparing to open up two Moxy accommodations in Manhattan and Brooklyn following yr, Crain’s New York described. The new lodgings will be situated at 145 Bowery on the Decreased East Facet, and at 353 Bedford Avenue in Brooklyn.

The companies have beforehand collaborated on a few other Moxy accommodations in the town, in Moments Square, Chelsea and the East Village.

The announcement will come at a time where by the lodge sector is now beginning to see symptoms of daily life, with occupancy figures across the state hitting 49 per cent in March. Phrase from vacation apps propose that reserving figures for summer holidays are also on the rise.

However, the pandemic led to additional than 200 resort closures in the city. Though Moxy developments throughout the metropolis remained open, thanks in element to federal government contracts, other Marriott qualities have experienced. The corporation known as 2020 its “most tough year ever” in the course of its fourth quarter earnings phone.

The new 127,000-sq.-foot Manhattan hotel will have 303 rooms, and will aspect a restaurant, foyer bar and a cocktail bar and lounge, per the report. The 88,000-sq.-foot Brooklyn hotel will have 216 rooms, a cafe, outside backyard garden and rooftop bar, as perfectly as a lobby bar and cocktail lounge.

Moxy resorts are regarded for their compact rooms — 200 square toes or a lot less — and nightly prices of significantly less than $200, based on the site. Lightstone’s president advised the publication he hopes the lower selling prices will be a game changer for young travelers wanting to journey at an cost-effective level.

[Crain’s] — Cordilia James