Big City Openings: Activity in NYC, Miami, San Francisco

NATIONAL REPORT—Gateway cities are seeing some action with hotel openings in New York City, Miami and San Francisco. Here’s more on the recent brand moves:

Moxy NYC Chelsea Has Opened

Rising 35 stories high into the New York City skyline, Moxy NYC Chelsea, developed by Lightstone and part of Marriott International’s experiential Moxy Hotels brand has opened.

The 349-room hotel marks the second collaboration between Yabu Pushelberg, Rockwell Group and architects Stonehill Taylor, the designers behind Moxy Times Square. The hotel has food and beverage options, a flower shop and a rooftop lounge.

Mr. C Debuts in Florida With Miami Opening 

Mr. C Coconut Grove, the first Mr. C Hotel to debut in Florida from the fourth-generation hospitality leaders brothers Ignazio and Maggio Cipriani, is accepting guest reservations for its spring opening. The hotel has views of Biscayne Bay and the Coconut Grove skyline. Architecture and design firm, Arquitectonica worked in conjunction with the Martin Brudnizki Design Studio.

In addition to its 100 guestrooms and suites with private outdoor terraces, Mr. C Coconut Grove also has the Bellini Restaurant and Bar on the hotel’s top floor. There’s also a top floor ballroom, pre-function and event space. In addition, the property has a rooftop pool and pool deck and gym equipment.

Virgin Hotels Comes to San Francisco

Virgin Hotels has opened Virgin Hotels San Francisco. The hotel is South of Market (SoMa) close to Yerba Buena Gardens and the Moscone Center. With 192 Chambers and two penthouse suites, the hotel also has multiple dining and drinking outlets, including the brand’s flagship space, Commons Club and Funny Library Coffee Shop; a fitness center; meeting spaces; and the city’s newest rooftop bar, Everdene. The hotel is also in close proximity to the new Central Subway Station, which, upon opening later this year will connect South of Market with Union Square and Chinatown.

Gensler San Francisco is the designer for the hotel’s rooftop Everdene, Hager Design International (HDI) as the interior designer of record and Matthew Rolston as the creative director for the hotel’s public spaces and Commons Club. The hotel is owned by Paradigm Hotels Group and operated by Virgin Hotels.