Moxy to debut in Los Angeles this month

Moxy Los Angeles

Moxy Downtown Los Angeles [Credit: Michael Kleinberg]

US: Forming part of a 37-storey dual-branded hotel developed by Lightstone, Moxy Downtown Los Angeles is set to open on 12 April.

The dual-branded hotel includes the 380-key Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and the 347-key AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. It has been developed by Lightstone with architecture by Gensler and interiors by Yabu Pushelberg.

Amenities at the Moxy hotel include a bar, coffee shop with coworking space, two meeting studios, and a mezzanine level with a lounge, vintage arcade games, and a DJ booth. 

Over at AC, an elevator takes guests up to the Sky Lobby on the 34th floor. Amenities include a library, bar and lounge, and a rooftop bar. 

Founding parter of Yabu Pushelberg, Glenn Pushelberg, said: “We always think hard about the sociology and strategy around design, how it affects people and how it makes them feel connected to something. Moxy and AC are different brands, but both appeal to travellers who don’t want to stay in a conventional hotel. They’re both for adventurous, bold, curious tastemakers — so the design can’t be generic.”

Both hotels will provide access to Level 8 – a multi-dimensional dining, drinking, and entertainment concept opening in spring. Located on the eighth floor, it will feature a range of F&B venues including cocktail lounge Mr. Wanderlust, south American fire grill Qué Barbaro, poolside dining and bar Golden Hour, French-Japanese restaurant Maison Kasai, nightclub Sinners y Santos, alfresco oyster bar Mother of Pearl, and more. 

Level 8 has been conceptualised by Houston Hospitality with design by LA-based firm Undisclosable.

“What we’ve learned in our 20-plus years of opening restaurants and bars around LA is that people want more than just dinner or drinks out,” said Houston Hospitality founders, Mark and Jonnie Houston “They want to discover something new and come away with a sense that they’ve done something memorable, something different.

“Our trademark is a trifecta of a unique concept, a great cocktail program, and terrific entertainment, and Level 8 is all about creating opportunities for that kind of immersive discovery. The experience of each space is multifaceted and has a performative quality to it.”

Over 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space will also be shared by both hotels. Created by San Diego–based Basile Studio, the seventh-floor facilities provide a flexible main hall with capacity for 600 guests, along with two separate boardrooms.

Moxy Downtown Los Angeles will join 70 other Moxy branded hotels across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles will join a portfolio of over 220 AC branded hotels in 31 countries.

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