New York City is unlike any other city in the world, as anyone lucky enough to have been there can tell you. People migrate to New York from all over the world and for good reason. With flights becoming cheaper and easier, accommodation used to be the only major concern. Some of the best hotels in the US are located in New York, but what has been a distinct shortage so far are lower priced options that still offer everything needed.
Trend analysts are working to describe a new generation of travelers.
Some call it the Creative Class, while others refer to the "millennial mindset." Whatever their nickname, these exploiters are defined less by their profession or age than by their attitudes and behaviors.
With technology, limited time, and social media inspiration, they travel in search of meaningful experiences, authentic interactions, and a deeper understanding of a place.
These travelers also have a different set of expectations and values when it comes to deciding where to stay.
Influenced by the sharing economy and the concepts of teamwork, they see hotels less as places to spend the night and more as a venue for many experiences, and that's where Moxy Hotels comes in.
DO NOT MISS
Moxy East Village, 112 East 11 St, New York City, NY 10003 $ 179 per night
East Village is known for its nightlife and food-loving mecca.
It's the neighborhood where rock & roll, renegade art, LGBTQ + activism and generations of immigrants have merged to give birth to the American counterculture.
Conceived by the Rockwell Group as a vertical timeline, the hotel draws inspiration from various eras in East Village history.
Moxy East Village boasts 286 design-oriented rooms, workspaces and technology-friendly amenities, as well as restaurants, bars and cultural programming that reflect the richly diverse neighborhood at an affordable price.
The hotel houses the Alphabet Bar and Café, which features a bar and lounge and an adjoining terrace with outdoor seating, the French-Mediterranean restaurant, Cathédrale, private dining space, the poster room and an exclusive lounge located on the sub-floor. Winery known as Little Sister.
Moxy Times Square, 485 7th Avenue, New York City, New York 10018 $ 139 per night
Moxy Hotels opened its main property, Moxy Times Square, in a historic New York building re-imagined by Stonehill Taylor.
The 612-room 16-story Neo-Renaissance building is built on craftsmanship, functionality, honest materials and thoughtful details.
Rooms combine style with functionality with warm spaces, smart modular design features and custom folding multipurpose furniture. The second level of the hotel offers a space to eat, work and play with the Moxy Lounge Bar and studios.
Magic Hour Rooftop Bar and Lounge is New York's largest indoor / outdoor rooftop bar and lounge and features an "urban amusement park".
Legasea combines a top-notch seafood menu with a fun, informal atmosphere, and Egghead, Moxy Bar and The Pickup offer some delicious dining and beverage options.
All this with Times Square at your doorstep.
Moxy Chelsea, 105 W 28th Street, New York, NY 10001 $ 159 per night
Refined yet fun, handcrafted and modern, the 349-room Moxy Chelsea reimagines the urban jungle, blending botanical-inspired design with Italian romance.
Standing 35 stories high on the New York City skyline, this macro-style, micro-living lifestyle hotel includes all the bells and whistles at no cost.
Moxy Chelsea marks the second collaboration between Yabu Pushelberg and Rockwell Group, two of the industry's most admired design companies.
In a nod to the leafy streets of the Flower Market, the architecture juxtaposes an industrial facade with a glass atrium revealing the vertical gardens.
On the ground floor, next to the large Putnam & Putnam flower shop, which also acts as the hotel's entrance, is Feroce, a café, pasticceria and a lively indoor / outdoor restaurant.
Feroce Bar is an Italian snack bar and lounge offering comfortable dishes, oven-baked pizzas and classic cocktails.
Feroce's Backyard Bar is an all-season garden terrace and Fleur Room is a glass-roofed lounge with extensive 360-degree views extending from the Statue of Liberty to the Empire State Building.