Business genius Barry Sternlicht is a man of many talents. It was he who thought of transforming two run-down Manhattan hotels, the Court and the Doral, into W Hotels (in those days complete with real wheatgrass growing on window sills). Thus began the brilliant W Hotels brand. Barry Sternlicht moved on, but he has since created two more hotel brands. The opulent Baccarat so far only has one property, in Manhattan. 1 Hotels, on the other hand, opens its third hotel, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, on February 12th, 2017.
1 Hotels, as already seen in Manhattan and Miami’s South Beach, stress realistic sustainability, and fun. Walking into 1 Hotel Central Park is like entering a potting shed, with plants hanging over, and topiary. 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge will offer the same fresh-as-nature feeling, as the image of a bedroom shows. The 194-room hotel has a rooftop bar, a lobby Farmstead, plus a Grab & Go. In the locale, there is masses to do, including weekend Winter Flea & Smorgasburg at Skylight One Hanson. Hotel GM is Cornelia Samara.