1 Hotels to Open in Brooklyn in February

BROOKLYN 1 Hotels, a luxury hotel brand, plans to open a new hotel in Brooklyn, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, in February 2017.

The hotel is already accepting reservations and will be located at Pier 1 on Brooklyn Bridge Park, just south of the Brooklyn bridge in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood.

SH Group, an affiliate of global private investment firm Starwood Capital Group, is a hotel brand management company that operates 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels. 1 Hotels are located in Manhattan at 1414 6th Avenue and Miami’s South Beach. Baccarat Hotels & Resorts is a luxury brand with its flagship property in New York and another project under development in Doha.

The 1 Hotels Brooklyn is a 10-story sustainable ground-up development designed by New York-based architecture studio Incorporated and will feature 194 guest rooms with sliding floor-to-ceiling windows —most offering stunning views of the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge and New York skyline—including 29 two- to six-bedroom suites and The Riverhouse, its Presidential Suite. Rates start at $355 per night.

Guests of the hotel will enjoy a full service Bamford Spa, a legendary UK-based import focused on organic treatments, a state of the art Field House fitness center, a yoga and barre studio operated by POE Yoga, and more than 20,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including a 50-seat screening room. All aspects of the hotel’s design and construction will be carefully chosen to reflect 1 Hotel’s commitment to environmentally responsible hospitality, built in a joint venture between Starwood Capital Group and Toll Brothers City Living.

“The 1 Hotels brand aims to show sophisticated travelers they can live well, do good, and respect the community around them while helping each other create a greener world,” said 1 Hotels founder and SH Group CEO Barry Sternlicht. “As our first brand new development, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is the true realization of our vision for 1 Hotels and quite possibly the best hotel I have ever done. The Brooklyn community is known for their vitality and innovation in health, wellness and eco-friendly practices. We are incredibly excited to be a part of this thriving community.”

The hotel has hired award-winning chef Seamus Mullen to create the hotel’s new restaurant, which will have an open kitchen design and wood-burning grill as part of its concept.  Mullen, known for creating food that is honest, healthy and natural, will introduce a clean culinary experience, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. He will also oversee menus for the hotel’s healthy 24-hour in-room dining.

The rooftop of the property will welcome hotel guests and locals to its 4,000 square-foot lush retreat of native plants. With unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline, the rooftop will be designed both for daytime and nighttime programming, featuring:

  • An invisible edge plunge pool with day beds
  • A bar and lounge with rocking chairs
  • Fire pits to watch the night go by while looking at the Statue of Liberty
  • Open event space for private events and weddings