An extensive national portfolio specializing in residential and hospitality.
Lightstone’s $3.5 billion development portfolio currently includes over 4,300 residential units and over 3,100 hotel keys, which we’ve developed from the ground up. We use a 360-degree approach covering every aspect of development and construction from site selection and competitive analysis to design and programming, construction management, and marketing. Our extensive expertise in all facets of development provides us with unique insight in approaching each project, allowing us to successfully execute on new development projects across the residential, hospitality, and retail sectors. We approach each new development with the consumer in mind as we transform our vision into creative and functional spaces in a cost-effective manner.
Residential properties with a focus on our residents.
Lightstone’s success in the New York City residential market is founded on our commitment to build uniquely designed, distinctively-positioned, and environmentally-conscious buildings that enrich the lives of their residents. In each new development, we establish a deep understanding of what today’s residents need, conceptualizing homes and amenities that go beyond necessities. In doing so, we create award-winning developments, each with a distinct and unique lifestyle experience, and all featuring unparalleled service.
Design is at the forefront of our residential developments. We collaborate with some of the world’s most prestigious architecture and interior design teams to create thoughtful living spaces that are also works of art.
Award-winning hospitality, diversified strategy.
Lightstone’s expertise in hospitality development stems from our ability to identify a void in the market for well-designed product at an affordable price point. Our expansive hotel development portfolio of over 3,100 keys launched in 2017 with the opening of the 612-room Moxy Times Square, winner of American Lodging Investment Summit’s (ALIS) Development of the Year. In 2019, we opened two more Moxy hotels in New York City—Moxy Chelsea and Moxy East Village. In 2021, we opened Moxy South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida. Additionally, Lightstone is developing Moxy hotels in New York’s Lower East Side and Williamsburg, as well as a Moxy and AC Hotel in Downtown Los Angeles.
Affordable Micro-Format Lifestyle Hotels
After spending many years investing in and studying urban hospitality markets, we identified an opportunity: micro-room, macro-amenity lifestyle hotels that offer affordability without any sacrifice of style or comfort. The Moxy brand aligned perfectly with this concept, and we partnered with Marriott International to launch the brand’s flagship hotel, Moxy Times Square.
At our Moxy hotels, cozy, cleverly designed guestrooms are coupled with generous public spaces offering innovative restaurant and bar scenes, co-working lounges, and transformable meeting spaces.
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The Moxy Story
An energetic alternative to the typical hotel experience.
Moxy Times Square proves that affordability doesn’t mean sacrificing style or comfort. 612 bedrooms are cleverly designed by Yabu Pushelberg to adapt to the modern traveler’s changing needs, with a wide variety of room types and amenities. TAO Group’s multiple eating and drinking destinations, including Legasea, Bar Moxy, and The Pickup, offer something for everyone and Magic Hour, NYC’s largest all-season hotel rooftop bar and lounge features an “urban amusement park” concept and epic Empire State Building views.
Refined yet playful, hand-crafted yet modern, Moxy Chelsea reimagines the urban jungle.
Rising 35 stories high, Moxy Chelsea’s 350 cozy bedrooms are flooded with light thanks to floor-to-ceiling, wall-to-wall windows. The building’s architecture honors the adjacent Flower Market with its industrial facade and soaring, greenhouse-style atrium. Guests enter through the overgrown Starbright Floral Boutique, which doubles as the hotel’s entrance. TAO Group debuts Feroce Ristorante, Feroce Caffè, and Feroce Pizza & Bocce—in partnership with Francesco Panella of the legendary Antica Pesa. Topping off the hotel is The Fleur Room, a glass-enclosed rooftop lounge with panoramic, 360° views.
Embrace New York’s rebellious spirit.
Moxy East Village is located at the heart of the iconic New York neighborhood where rock ‘n’ roll, renegade art, LGBTQ+ activism, and generations of immigrants all merged to give birth to American counterculture. Conceived by Rockwell Group as a vertical timeline, the 286-room hotel draws inspiration from various eras in East Village history. Four new eating and drinking venues overseen by Tao Group include Cathédrale, a French-Mediterranean restaurant, underground lounge Little Sister, the all-day Alphabet Bar & Café in the lobby, and The Ready, a rooftop bar.
Mixing the glamour of midcentury Havana and the artistry of Mexico City with a tropical vibrancy that’s unmistakably Miami.
The 202-key, eight-story hotel, located at 915 Washington Avenue, just steps from the ocean, is Lightstone’s first Moxy property outside of New York. Moxy South Beach explores the unique depths of Miami’s culture from 1950’s glamour and Muscle Beach to the romance of cruise travel to Havana. Six dining & drinking venues from Coyo Taco Group include Como Como, a marisquería and raw bar, open-air rooftop restaurant Serena, mezcal lounge Mezcalista, taco stand/bodega Los Buenos, and The Upside, a rooftop bar.
The Lower East Side’s Pleasure Garden
The brand-new 303-room Moxy Lower East Side is an eclectic and stylish pleasure garden in the neighborhood that defines New York cool. Inspired by the Lower East Side’s history as a crossroads of entertainment and its present-day role as an incubator of innovation, the downtown New York hotel entices with endless amusements—a Japanese restaurant, two bars, a subterranean nightclub, and a rooftop lounge—enlivened with the spirit of the absurd. Cleverly designed rooms, tech-savvy amenities, co-working spaces, and flexible meeting studios meet the needs of the plugged-in modern traveler, all at an affordable price.
The 216-room Moxy Williamsburg is located just over the Williamsburg Bridge, in the heart of Brooklyn’s vibrant nightlife, restaurant, and bar scene, situated in the rapidly growing Williamsburg. The lifestyle hotel will feature intelligently designed rooms, tech-savvy amenities, co-working space, and a well-equipped fitness center. The ground floor will include touchless kiosk check-in, a cocktail lounge, restaurant, nightclub, and outdoor garden. The rooftop will include an indoor bar with an expansive terrace overlooking Manhattan and the East River. A quick subway ride allows easy access into Lower and Midtown Manhattan.
With two unique experiences under one roof, Moxy Downtown Los Angeles and AC Hotel Downtown Los Angeles is DTLA’s new destination for visitors and locals alike. Located in the heart of Downtown, directly across from the Los Angeles Convention Center and Crypto.com Arena, the dual-branded hotel offers a total of 727 guestrooms; 13 restaurants, bars, and lounges; four large outdoor terraces including a Miami-meets-Copacabana pool deck; and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and social events space.