The "exo-luxe" 1 Hotel rising just north of Pierhouse in Brooklyn Bridge Park appears to be hurtling towards its launch, which HotelChatter uncovered will be about this time next year. HotelChatter also discovered a whole bunch of new renderings for the hotel on its website, including a first look at its guest rooms, bar, and lobby. As if the development wasn't begrudged enough, its promotional copy explaining the hotel's aesthetic will definitely elicit some serious eye rolls. As per 1 Hotel's website, via HC,
To us, nature is the original Old Master. We look at lush greenery, vivid flowers and sumptuous woodgrain—and see artwork more exquisite than anything that adorns museum walls. We design with each hotel's natural setting as inspiration, structuring spaces with seamless transitions from outdoors to indoors—complete with lots of light and little enclaves to retreat, enjoy and admire. Because, ya know, the East River and its surrounds are the fulcrum of the natural world.
[Update: A project rep says the interior renderings are out of date.]
· This Month Central Park, Next Year Brooklyn Bridge Park for 1 Hotels [HotelChatter]
· 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park [official]
· The Brooklyn Bridge Deserves a Scenic View District of Its Own [Curbed]
· All Pierhouse coverage [Curbed]