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Moxy Chelsea

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Moxy is a Chelsea boutique hotel where trendy tomfoolery is damn near encouraged. With 35 floors of rooms perfect for the traveling artist, wanderlusting couple, or just your garden-variety business trip. Dining, drinking, and exploration are in heavy supply at this modern boutique hotel. Don’t exit through the gift shop, enter through the flower shop…

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BY: Dakota Nate Contributing writer

Towering 35 stories over the historical, formerly railroad-laden Chelsea neighborhood below, The Moxy Hotel is a 349-room beacon of all things stylish, lively, and downright accommodating. As if it isn’t already so obscure to have 349 rooms instead of 350, this classy, off-kilter hideaway is actually hidden in plain sight — as a massive glowing tower stretching into the skyline. Floor to ceiling windows open each room into a bright, enveloping masterpiece decorated with sensible modern accommodations designed by international interior design firm, Yabu Pushelberg. Speaking of sensible, in perfect NYC fashion, most of the furniture can be folded away to procure an elevated sense of orderly openness, and boy, does it give you so much more room for activities.

extra amenities including serene walk-in showers that make you feel like you’re bathing in the air of the Amazon

With attractions like The High Line, Madison Square Park, and The Chelsea Market just miles away, Moxy seems to act as a central hub to reboot, recharge, and have some good old-fashioned fun (perhaps even with an Old Fashioned in hand). According to their website, “Take a slice of Rome, add a shot of Chelsea, and give it all a Moxy-style twist, and you’ve got a day’s worth of enticing options for dining and drinking.” Uh, we couldn’t have said it better ourselves, and we ALWAYS have something else to say. In the case of Feroce Ristorante, the main dining option at Moxy, this multi-faceted, multi-room experience opens up like a Russian Doll. By way of world-famous TAO Group in partnership with Francesco Panella of legendary Antica Pesa, which is now rooted in three bustling travel destinations internationally — including Brooklyn, Rome, and more recently, Shanghai, precious Italia is condensed, but not at all forced.

After a craft cocktail or two and a few rounds of a bocce drinking game downstairs at Bar Feroce, for the rooftop imbibing experience of your life, 360° views of the Manhattan shine beyond innovative retractable glass walls within The Fleur Room. For a drink and a little dancing, boogie down under a gigantic vintage disco ball and forget any and all woes for a while. Sexy and totally dreamy in terms of atmosphere and offerings, the coveted night in becomes a hip adventure. If you’re ever looking to splurge on a $3200 1.5 liter bottle of Dom Pérignon Rosé, this is your lucky day, fella. If you’re not looking to break the bank, but need some refined booze in your belly, yeah, they’ve got that too. Opt for vibrant little diddies such as the Forget Me Not made with Belvedere, mandarin orange, coconut cream, and lychee nectar, or the ever-floral Lilac Jane made with Bombay London Dry Gin, grapefruit-infused pea flower tea and lavender. Sounds to us like a flower shop in your belly.

With extra amenities including serene walk-in showers that make you feel like you’re bathing in the air of the Amazon, a massive fitness center that’s open 24/7 with MNDFL, a weekly meditation hosted at The Fleur Room, and Putnam & Putnam Flower Shop — owned by Darroch and Michael Putnam, the young couple taking over floral design in NYC — how could you possibly find yourself bored within these walls? That’s right, you can’t. With stays of any type available in a wide variety of rooms year-long, planning a trip to Chelsea doesn’t seem so daunting. You booking your room yet? Us too, neighbor.

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Ascend up to the  Fleur room on the 35th floor and sip while in sight of Manhattan’s concrete jungle

From the guest room with two bunks (4 total beds) to the Mondo suite, this stay is poise with style and comfort

Do you have got a green thumb or an eye for floral? You’ll dig the boutique flower shop at the hotel’s entrance

If you’re into getting in a sweat on your trip, they’ve got a fitness center, if you’re one for the feeling the elements, they provide local running maps. No excuses….

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