Wayfarer TV: Inside the luxuriously green 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

by James Wilkinson

1 Hotels, the mission-driven luxury lifestyle hotel brand, has some of the most eco-friendly hotels on the planet, led by flagship property 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge.

Remaining true to 1 Hotels’ founder, Barry Sternlicht, core philosophy of “the world around us is beautiful, and we want to keep it that way”, the property cultivates the best of eco-conscious design, sustainable architecture, cause-oriented partnerships, and unrivaled service.

Situated at Pier 1, just south of the iconic Brooklyn Bridge, in Brooklyn Bridge Park with sweeping waterfront views of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was developed by a joint venture partnership between Starwood Capital Group and Toll Brothers City Living, and it 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 lobby of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge opens to a dramatic 25-foot green wall, featuring steel grating covered in hand-placed plants and creeping vines that will evolve over time, created by landscape architecture firm, Harrison Green.

A two-story industrial spiral staircase is punctuated by a sculpture of obsidian rock boulders wrapped in hand-dyed rope by Rachel Weiss.

The dwellings are complemented by a 4,000 square-foot rooftop featuring a pool and bar, nine-treatment room spa, a state- of-the-art fitness center, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, a restaurant and a cafe, a cool 10th floor lounge called ‘Brooklyn Social’, a 50-seat screening room, and filtered water on tap in every room.

The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge can lay claim to being one of America’s most greenest hotels. It was built under LEED guidelines and underscores the following efforts:
-The design of the hotel features a 54 percent 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;
-1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge operates a rain-water reclamation system that will reduce storm water runoff into neighboring water streams by more than 50 percent prior to the site development. The water collected will irrigate the park during summer months;
-The property uses 100 percent wind power energy; and
-The hotel features low-energy light bulbs, a Triple Clear water purification system, in-room recycling bins, and fresh dining offerings.

To find out more about the property, WAYFARER Editor-In-Chief and Host, James Wilkinson, spoke to 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge General Manager, Hans Schaepman, on site in New York recently.

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Address: 60 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Tel: +1 347-696-2500
Website: www.1hotels.com/brooklyn-bridge
Instagram: @1hotels