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Moxy Hotels opened the brand’s second stateside property, Moxy New Orleans. Favoring expansive public spaces in lieu of larger guest rooms, Stonehill & Taylor emphasizes an active, social, and autonomous experience, a hallmark of the Moxy brand, throughout the public space design. The main focal point of the lobby area, the bar, is clad in reclaimed wood and topped with textured black stone. Positioned prominently between the library and lounge areas, the bar doubles as a gathering place for drinks and conversation, as well as check-in where guests can obtain room keys from bartenders. The first floor has been stripped down to reveal the existing concrete flooring, as well as the exposed pipe and duct work to give the first floor a raw, warehouse feel. The space is layered with a faded floor stencil influenced by Spanish tile, and light fixtures with street lamp-inspired metal detailing, adding French Quarter flair.