Starwood opens first socially-conscious hotel brand near central park

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Starwood opens first socially-conscious hotel brand near Central Park

August 12, 2015

1 Hotel Central Park, the first New York City location of Starwood Capital Group’s socially conscious brand, 1 Hotels, opened this week at 1414 Sixth Avenue (at 58th Street), one block south of Central Park.The 111,000-square-foot, 18-story, 229-room hotel, with its arresting three-story exterior greenwall of English Ivy, has been designed by Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects (GKSA).

In keeping with the brand’s high-design, low-impact approach, the hotel was created from an existing structure. For both construction and furnishings, natural, reclaimed, and re-purposed wood, bricks, marble, stone and glass from local suppliers has been used wherever possible. Guestrooms incorporate hewn beams and timbers from New York barns and factories, while the hotel’s fa├žade incorporates redwood staves from New York City water tanks.

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