Moxy will debut in Los Angeles this month

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

Dual-branded hotel includes the 380-key Moxy Center of Los Angeles and he 347 Key AC Hotel Center of 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, a cafeteria with coworking space, two meeting studios, and a mezzanine with a lounge, vintage arcade games, and a DJ booth.

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

Yabu Pushelberg founding partner Glenn Pushelberg said: “We always think a lot 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 travelers who don’t want to stay in a conventional hotel. Both are for adventurous, bold and curious tastemakers, so the design cannot be generic.”

Both hotels will provide access to Level 8, a multi-dimensional dining, beverage and entertainment concept opening this spring. Located on the eighth floor, it will feature a variety of F&B venues including Mr. Wanderlust cocktail lounge, Qué Barbaro South American fire grill, Golden Hour poolside dining and bar, Maison French-Japanese restaurant Kasai, the Sinners nightclub and Santos, the open-air oyster bar. Mother of pearl, and more.

Level 8 has been conceptualized by Houston Hospitality with design by Los Angeles-based firm Undisclosable.

“What we’ve learned in our more than 20 years of opening restaurants and bars in Los Angeles is that people want more than just dinner or drinks,” said Houston Hospitality founders Mark and Jonnie Houston. “They want to discover something new and come. away with the feeling that they have done something memorable, something different.

“Our trademark is a trifecta of a unique concept, a great cocktail program and great 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.”

Both hotels will also share more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space. Created by San Diego-based Basile Studio, the seventh-floor facility provides a flexible main ballroom for up to 600 guests, along with two separate boardrooms.

Moxy Downtown Los Angeles will join 70 others Moxy Brand Hotels in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles will join a portfolio of more than 220 AC brand hotels in 31 countries.

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