Lightstone to open hotels in New York, L.A. this year

Real estate investor and developer Lightstone plans to open two Moxy hotels in New York and a dual-brand Moxy and AC Hotel in downtown Los Angeles this year.

The firm’s dual-branded project, Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown, and its two NYC Moxy hotels in development—Moxy Lower East Side and Moxy Williamsburg—add to Lightstone’s growing hospitality portfolio, which already includes four open Moxy hotels: Moxy Times Square, Moxy Chelsea and Moxy East Village in New York, and Moxy South Beach in Miami.

The dual-branded Moxy Los Angeles Downtown and AC Hotel Los Angeles Downtown will be located in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, directly across the street from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Staples Center. The 37-story, mixed-use tower will consist of a 380-room Moxy hotel and a 347-room AC hotel. The property will also offer a 6,000-sq.-ft. landscaped pool deck, 12 all-new restaurant and bar concepts designed by Basile Studio, a sky lobby and 13,000 sq. ft. of meeting space also designed by Basile Studio. It will also include more than 22,000 sq. ft. of digital and static signage, featuring the largest continuous full-motion digital display on the West Coast, according to Lightstone.

Moxy Lower East Side will be situated at the intersection of the Lower East Side, SoHo, Little Italy and Chinatown neighborhoods in Manhattan. It will feature 303 guestrooms with architecture by Stonehill Taylor. London-based interior designer Michaelis Boyd has designed the guestrooms, lobby, cocktail bar and rooftop bar, while Rockwell Group designed the restaurant and underground lounge. The hotel will offer amenities such as touchless kiosk check-in, coworking space, a fitness center and three flexible meeting studios. Leeding Builders Group is managing construction of the project.

Moxy Williamsburg will be located just over the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn and will have 216 rooms. Stonehill Taylor has crafted the architecture of the building to fit in contextually with the surrounding neighborhood, according to Lightstone, while Basile Studio has designed the interiors. The hotel will feature touchless check-in, an indoor/outdoor rooftop, coworking spaces with two adjoining meeting studios and a fitness center, as well as a main-floor bar, café/restaurant and cocktail lounge. Leeding Builders Group is managing construction of the project.