Moxy Los Angeles
A new cultural hub in the heart of DTLA.
The Moxy Downtown Los Angeles & AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles feature impressive numbers: a new 37-storey 'L' shaped tower located at the corner of South Figueroa and Pico, directly across from the Crypto.com Arena and the Los Angeles Convention Center, 727 rooms divided between the two hotels, 12 new restaurants and entertainment venues, and 4,000 square metres of meeting and event space. The new facility, which houses the two brands under one roof, was designed by Gensler and design studio Yabu Pushelberg.
347 AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles
The Moxy, which sees the brand's LA debut with this hotel, draws inspiration from the film Easy Rider and is loaded with iconoclastic romanticism and the adventurous spirit of the California desert. The hotel's interior is sexy, irreverent and playful, with references to biker culture and desert reptiles. Outside, the tower is lined with a 4,500-square-metre live LED screen, the largest 3D billboard on the West Coast, that transforms the corner of Figueroa and Pico into a bright landmark.
The lobby is an expansive space with an open ceiling and an eye-catching jumble of design elements, including a retro-style motorcycle and sidecar. Organic materials, such as rammed-earth walls, reference the desert landscape, while mirrored columns and iridescent mosaic tiles add vibrancy. The snake motif on the lobby carpet connects to the snakeskin-clad bar in the adjacent Bar Moxy. A mezzanine level is home to two Meeting Studios along with additional seating, including oversize lounge chairs; vintage arcade games, an armadillo-shaped LED neon sculpture, and a DJ booth add a playful energy. With reconfigurable furniture throughout, the lobby becomes the living, breathing heart of the hotel, a place for guests to use as a breakfast room, fueling station, or place to connect with friends old and new over a drink.
The 380 cozy bedrooms at Moxy Downtown LA are designed for flexibility and personalization, welcoming tourists and not with a thoughtful balance of utility and panache. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow the SoCal sunshine to pour in. Distressed leather headboards evoke a well-worn motorcycle jacket, and cryptic markings on the wall reference the "hobo hieroglyphics" used by history's vagabonds. Adaptable, space-saving furniture and storage solutions allow guests to stake their own claim to the space. Industrial-chic bathrooms, lined in iridescent copper tile, feature a rain shower and an elongated sink carved from lava stone. Hanging on one wall is a sculpture that consists of chrome motorcycle handlebars mounted on a taxidermy-style plaque, a clever amalgamation of the twin desert themes of bikers and wildlife.