We already knew that 1 Hotels, the luxury but eco-friendly hotel brand created by former Starwooder, Barry Sternlicht, had been resurrected from the ashes of the 2008 economic collapse with plans to open 1 Hotels in Brooklyn and South Beach. But because we're so jaded about 1 Hotels actually coming to life (remember this hole in the ground in Seattle), we kinda skipped over the mention of another 1 Hotel ---The 1 Hotel Central Park on 58th and Sixth Avenue, just one block from the park.
Yet there it is and it is rising fast with plans to be finished in the fall of this year. Of course, we know better. This is New York and hotels are almost always delayed. However, it is rather exciting to see 1 Hotels making some real progress.
Detes are scant on the project (which is being built out of a former office building) but it will have the 1 Hotel brand signature amenities such as organic sheets, fresh ingredients, sounds and smells of nature and an overall "good" feeling about your hotel stay.
Another pic of construction is after the jump.