Sternlicht opens first 1 Hotel in NYC

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US: 1 Hotels founder and Starwood Capital chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht has unveiled the brand's flagship property.

US: 1 Hotels founder and Starwood Capital chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht has unveiled the brand's flagship property.
 
Situated at Pier 1, just south of the Brooklyn Bridge, the property was developed by a joint venture partnership between Starwood Capital Group and Toll Brothers City Living, and was designed by New York-based architecture studio, Incorporated.
 
The property features 194 guest rooms, including 29 two- to six-bedroom suites and The Riverhouse, its Presidential Suite, with most rooms offering panoramic views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and the New York City skyline. The project also includes the adjoining new condominium, Pierhouse, which consists of 106 residences spread across two waterfront buildings and is sustainably and beautifully designed by Marvel Architects.
 
Amenities include a 4,000 square-foot rooftop, nine-treatment room Bamford Haybarn Spa (opening in June 2017), a fitness centre, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, two restaurants, a 10th floor lounge, a 50-seat screening room, and lobby cocktail service.
 
The brand has been developed to be as sustainable as possible, in line with Sternlicht's stated philosophy: "The world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way."

He said: "Confronted with how far Americans were lagging behind in changing our consumption habits, I created 1 Hotels to show sophisticated travellers that they can do good, live well, and connect with both the world and the community around them. Today, with the opening of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, my vision is now realised. We were able to select every material and develop mindfully, yet the space's main purpose remains to serve, entertain and inspire with some of the best amenities found in the New York hospitality market."
 
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was built under LEED guidelines. The design of the hotel features a 54 per cent ratio of regional and reclaimed materials, including original heart pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory, walnut from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and pine flooring from the Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky.

The hotel will eventually boast a LEED Dynamic Plaque which will measure and display the building's eco-conscious practices in real time. It operates a rain-water reclamation system that will reduce storm water runoff into neighbouring water streams by more than 50 per cent prior to the site development. The water collected will irrigate the park during summer months.

Other eco-friendly features include low-energy light bulbs, a water purification system, in-room recycling bins, and fresh dining offerings.

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