Gautam Balasundar

1 Hotel Central Park

New York

by: Gautam Balasundar

  • Why

    Trip to Central Park.

  • When

    May 2017

  • Who

    Me

Highs + Lows

  • There's greenery everywhere. Any reminder of nature in this city is welcome, and my stay couldn't be more timely. It shows the potential of conscious and sustainable design in hospitality—something you'll be seeing much more.

  • The proximity and view of Central Park, of course.

  • The greenhouse-inspired shower in the middle of the room is nice to wake up to, and also adds space to the room.

  • All materials used in the hotel were reclaimed or recycle. Environmentalism is sexy.

: 48/50
  • Design

  • Website

  • Life Changing

  • Environmental Consciousness

  • Overall Value

  • Night's Sleep

  • Service

  • Amenities

  • Stealable Stuff

  • Refer a Friend

Important Bits

  • Type

    Eco-luxe boutique

  • Vibe

    Earthy, but a little industrial too.

  • Location

    Midtown/Central Park

  • Rooms

    229

  • Music

    Nothing noticeable.

  • Year Opened

    2015

  • Designed By

    Barry Sternlicht and AvroKO.

  • Pool/Gym

    Gym

  • Restaurant

    Jams, helmed by Jonathan Waxman.

  • Bar

    At Jams

  • Minibar

    Brooklyn goodies including Widow Jane Whiskey and Braven IPA.

  • Wifi

    Free

  • Children

    Saw quite a few.

  • Price

    Good considering the area.

In the Area

Well, obviously. But try Summerstage, or Shakespeare in the park too.

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