One of New York’s coolest new hotels is located in the neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights, in Brooklyn. The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is not only gorgeous, but is also considered one of the top sustainable luxe hotels in the world today.
Many people believe that the best NYC hotels are located in Manhattan. So, we decided to show you one of our favorite hotels in New York, located in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn!
The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge officially opened this past February and in no time, became the new hot spot to stay (and play!), when in NY.
“Thoughtfully designed. Intentionally built.”
It’s the 3rd property of the group, that has a hotel in South Beach – Miami and their 1st NYC location in Midtown Manhattan, steps away from Central Park.
Not only is the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge strategically located by the Brooklyn Bridge – with one of Brooklyn’s prime views of Manhattan, but the entire concept behind the property is pretty cool.
To start, the group behind these properties is active and implements sustainable practices and techniques throughout all their hotels.
We are all about working and supporting Sustainable Travelling – a topic widely discussed this year after the United Nations announced 2017 as the Year of Sustainability.
The idea that travelers today are looking for “smart travel” where you can have fun and, in addition, leave a positive impact in the local community, is growing and what we hope will soon go mainstream.
Moreover, as we discussed at an event we recently sponsored called Travel+SocialGood Summit, sustainable traveling should not be a topic of discussion, since all traveling should be sustainable.
The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is aligned with the 3 pillar of Sustainable Traveling: Social, Economic and Environmental.
So, lets talk about their amenities!
To start, the gorgeous rooms are decorated reclaimed woods, industrial steel, 100% organic cotton sheets and custom hemp-blend mattress by Keetsa. We enjoy the floor-to-ceiling windows – many of which feature an unobstructed view of New York City!
We love cool bathrooms. You can expect bathrooms equipped with robes, socks and soft cotton-knit towels. Plus, their design is pretty unique and integrated perfectly into the room. The interesting and sustainable aspect of it, is that they use triple-filtered rain showers, that come from the rainwater tank built beneath the hotel.
If you want to stay their in grand style, check out the Riverhouse Room, a.k.a. Presidential Suite. It has 3 bedrooms in a 2,000 square foot space, carved stone tub and artwork by fantastic local artisan. And still, a super cool curated minibar where you’ll find some house-made cocktail recipes. How much better can it get? Well, from your bed you have a priceless view of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan’s skyline!
See a few pictures of this room:
In addition, the hotel offers some delicious restaurant and food & drink options!
Their main restaurant is called The Osprey. As they explain, they serve “market driven American comfort food” and just recently opened early November. The restauranteur behind it is the expert, Matt Abramcyk, known for places like Yves, Warren 77, Tiny’s and Beatrice Inn, where our Insider Interviewee, Natalie Klein, recommended a while back. Matt partnered with chef Michael Oliver and brought in chef Mike Poiarkoff to run the cuisine. The décor, of course, if fabulous with floor-to-ceiling windows and a great view of Brooklyn Bridge Park. They are open daily for dinner at 5:30pm.
Their café, Neighbors, worked exclusively with local Brooklyn purveyors offering super fresh, healthy and seasonal products.
Located at their lobby area, the café receives natural sunlight – a perfect scenery. Their menu offers countless beverages, smoothies and Devoción coffee. In addition, for breakfast they have delicious sandwiches, pastries, granolas, bagels and eggs. Lunch and dinner menus are abundant with soups, salads, sandwiches, sweets and options for the kids. And, they have a fantastic curated selection of ready-made Brooklyn artisanal goods.
The 1 Rooftop is the place to be, especially during the hot and deliciously humid months of the year. Yes. We love “humid” day. They have outdoor seating, full-bar service, great music, beautiful and energetic crowd, tasty bites and a seasonal rooftop pool. It’s a great place to go for drinks or celebrate a birthday with friends! The view? Yup. Priceless! Seeing the sunset and the Manhattan lights lighting up is surely the ultimate Brooklyn sunset experience. They’re open daily from 6am – 10pm.
And still, the Lobby Lounge is an excellent option for drinks before dinner or before going out at night. They focus on local botanicals, local beers and seasonally foraged ingredients. We love it! They open daily from 4pm through 11:30pm.
After spending a long and exhausting day exploring New York, we can’t forget to mention the Bamford Haybarn Spa!
Open daily from 10am – 8pm, the spa offers a tempting selection of holistic treatments focused on nourishing you from inside out: body – mind – sprit, as they say. All products are made with natural and organic ingredients organically certified. Treatments happen in one of their 12 treatment rooms start with a default hand-and-foot ritual. They range from facials, body treatments, massages, manicures & pedicures and grooming.
Also, this is most certainly a place we recommend to consider if you’re planning a NYC Wedding, a birthday, an important celebration or even a work event. If you’re not certain where to start organizing it all, let our experts help you out and for Corporate Requests, we can assist you too.
For the pet-lovers, they are pet-friendly! Just note: your pet should be under 40lb (18kg). They also state that you have “another kind of pet”, they’re happy to try and accommodate them!
Finally, stay tuned for their upcoming openings: West Hollywood in California (2018), Sanya in China (2018), Cabo in Mexico (2019) and Sunnyvale in California (2019).
Location: 60 Furman Street
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge