The Moxy New Orleans
This hotel, part of the Marriott brand, blends industrial-chic with a groovy, party atmosphere. Taking its place among the most unique hotels in the city, it exudes a vibe that can only be found in New Orleans.
In Crescent city, standing out is a must. The hipster sister of the Marriott brand, The Moxy has a distinctive personality that sets it apart from the standard hotel in the city. It feels more like a social place to hang out, with a distinctive industrial-chic vibe complete with graffiti, eclectic artwork, polished concrete floors and a multitude of games scattered throughout the living room cum rec-room lobby. The staff feel like friends that welcome you back again and again, not the least because check in takes place at the 24/7 full service bar that also serves grab and go bites. Plus, who doesn’t like being welcomed, with a signature house cocktail in hand?
There was thinking behind the dual-purpose design in guestrooms, and it shows. Additional (sometimes useless) closet space is eliminated and turned into extra storage space instead. Approximating a great room with a large bed (we love those ‘I woke up like this’ throw pillows) and chairs, the only door separates the bathroom. The earthy tones in the brown leather headboard, cozy grey heather blanket, and hardwood floors are accented with bright pops of turquoise and yellow, while the round rattan chairs, metal lamps and subway tiles in the bathroom add loft-style elements.
This hotel is fun and inviting, with little touches that make you smile (I grabbed more than a few stashes of candy labelled ‘antidepressants’ from a glass jar at the bar). I loved the savoury breakfast naan (my personal fave was served with cream cheese, warm gooey egg and basil). Even the ‘caution wet floor’ sign is turned on its head, with a stick figure falling with ‘jazz hands.’
210 O’Keefe Avenue
This original article first appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.