Nature-led luxury hotel opens in New York

by Rebecca Barnes | 02 Mar 2017

1 Hotels, the eco-luxury brand and brainchild of Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, has opened its second hotel in New York: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Located on the East River at the foot of the bridge, the 10-floor hotel has 194 rooms and suites, some with uninterrupted views of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.

Interiors focus on natural materials, with 54 per cent of all materials being regional and reclaimed. Rooms feature hemp-blend mattresses and a variety of plants; a 25-feet green wall takes centre stage in the lobby.

A rainwater reclamation system and triple-filter water purification, as well as drawing all energy needs from wind power, contribute further to the hotel’s sustainability.

There will be two restaurants, including a rooftop bar and seasonal outdoor space with lounge pool and fire pits.

Later this year, the hotel will launch a Bamford Haybarn spa curated by Lady Bamford, with nine treatment rooms and a private suite.

Based on the connection with nature, guests will be able to choose from a selection of holistic treatments, services and classes using natural restorative ingredients, and designed meant to nurture the mind, body and spirit.

Treatments are likely to feature Bamford's botanical skincare line which is inspired by nature and made using organic ingredients certified by the Soil Association.

The hotel also features The Field House fitness centre, yoga and barre studio with infrared heat, and grab-and-go cafe featuring a menu of locally sourced, fresh food and access to Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Bamford  1 Hotels  Haybarn Spa  New York  Brooklyn  eco  luxury  sustainable 
1 Hotels, the eco-luxury brand and brainchild of Starwood Capital founder Barry Sternlicht, has opened its second hotel in New York: 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge. Located on the East River at the foot of the bridge, the 10-floor hotel has 194 rooms and suites, some with uninterrupted views of the lower Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Interiors focus on natural materials, with 54 per cent of all materials
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