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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