While South Beach can forever lay claim to the first 1 Hotel destination, the budding eco-chic brand by industry veteran Barry Sternlicht is spreading its wings. This month saw the opening of its third property, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in Dumbo, located directly on Brooklyn Bridge Park overlooking the East River.
Joining 1 Hotel Central Park in New York City, the Brooklyn property marks the brand’s first ground-up development with the 194 room hotel and adjoining Pierhouse condominium by Marvel Architects.
The hotel’s airy lobby with high ceilings, picture windows, a vertical garden and low-slung furniture is reminiscent of its South Beach counterpart, only with a darker color palette more appropriate for its urban environs with brown leather chairs, slate banquettes and reclaimed heart pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory designed by INC Architecture & Design.
Most guest rooms offer panoramic views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and Manhattan skyline through a floor-to-ceiling sliding window that transforms the nautical-inspired lairs into open-air dens. A restaurant, rooftop pool and 10th floor lounge are in the works to debut in May.
“I created 1 Hotels to show sophisticated travelers that they can do good, live well, and connect with both the world and the community around them,” said Sternlicht. “With the opening of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge… we were able to select every material and develop mindfully, yet the space’s main purpose remains to serve, entertain and inspire.”
More 1 Hotels on the Horizon
1 Hotel Haitang Bay in Sanya, China will feature an organic spa and onsite farm at its 280-room seaside resort. Slated opening date: Late 2018
Set in a historic oceanfront hacienda, 1 Hotel & Homes Cabo will features 115 hotel rooms and 50 residences in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico with four swimming pools, an organic spa, two signature restaurants and a juice bar. Slated opening date: Fall 2019
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley and steps from Google’s Mountainview Campus, the 332-room 1 Hotel Sunnyvale will offer ample meeting space in addition to its spa and dining amenities. Slated opening date: Late 2019