In the heart of the concrete jungle awaits an ivy-covered oasis named 1 Hotel Central Park. Just steps from the city’s largest green space, the property highlights its connection with the environment before guests even step foot in the lobby. Surrounded by brick, stone, glass, and steel, the façade bursts with greenery, which continues throughout the interior. From the organic-cotton mattresses and live plants in guest rooms to the five-minute hourglass timer in the shower and digital newspapers, 1 Hotel puts a premium on ecological and reclaimed materials for decorative and practical use. Live-edge wood desks, reclaimed barn-wood ceilings, painted brick walls, and copper accents add even more natural elements.
While it’s pragmatic, comfort is not lost. Rooms are stocked with custom bath products and yoga mats; have spacious, walk-in glass showers; and boast classic city views (some feature window nooks overlooking the treetops of Central Park).
James Beard Award-winning chef Jonathan Waxman operates the seasonal, on-premises restaurant, Jams, serving menu items like grilled heritage pork loin with balsamic-marinated peppers and pan-fried gnocchi and chanterelle mushrooms, while the Lobby Farmstand sources seasonal produce for purchase by guests and neighborhood residents. Have the kids in tow? 1 Hotel Central Park can provide sleeping bags, games, and Bluetooth speakers for a stay to suit the whole family.
Rooms from $339/night