Commending the Conceptual Design of Chef Cedric Vongerichten’s Wayan

The ethos of the restaurant's cocktails and cuisine weave into a Rockwell Group-designed space that we can't wait to revisit

In early February, chef Cedric Vongerichten’s NYC hotspot Wayan hosted an extravaganza for its first anniversary—a milestone that oftentimes ushers in one of the most challenging times for restaurant, after the allure of “brand newness” fizzles out and strength of reputation and seasonal menu changes act as traffic drivers. Wayan easily weathered the transition as many sought out its delectable Indonesian cuisine, prepared with French flair, …

Creative Director Angelo Bianchi’s Influence on The Fleur Room

A NYC icon brings the rooftop bar and restaurant of the Moxy Chelsea to life

Blossoming atop the slender stalk that is Moxy Hotels recently opened Chelsea location, The Fleur Room honors the verdant strip of NYC down below, otherwise known as the Flower District. The Rockwell Group-designed restaurant, bar and nightlife destination channels the neighborhood through elegant botanical accents, from floral fabrics to a water droplet chandelier. But in this 35th-floor venue, which offers 360-degree views of Manhattan, one …

Moxy Times Square Hotel’s Queer Contemporary Dance Commission

To celebrate Pride, the design-forward hotel taps the Madboots Dance company

Less than a year ago the Moxy Times Square Hotel opened with design and attention to detail as two primary areas of focus—in a neighborhood (technically, just below a neighborhood) that isn’t known for either. There’s a human touch to the 612-bedroom destination, something we’ve observed from other Moxy Hotels. For Pride, they’ve taken all of the aforementioned and channeled it into the queer community. …