Lonely Planet Writer

New pet-friendly eco-hotel in New York will feature reclaimed materials and electric cars

A new eco-hotel will open in New York on 1 February and will feature reclaimed materials, healthy food, electric cars and a pet-friendly welcome.

A bedroom at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels
A bedroom at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge incorporates the 1 Hotels group’s philosophy of honouring and protecting nature, and its commitment to sustainability and protecting the environment. This includes making use of regional and reclaimed materials, including original heart pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory, walnut from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and pine flooring from the Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky.

The New York rooftop view from the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels
The New York rooftop view from the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels

The rooftop of the property will welcome hotel guests and locals to its 4000 square-foot lush retreat of native plants. It will also provide unobstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Skyline. It is pet-friendly, and thoughtful touches will welcome your pet, like beds, bowls, and regular neighborhood ‘yappy-hour’ events.

Pets are welcome at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels
Pets are welcome at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels

The hotel’s award-winning chef, Seamus Mullen, will have an open kitchen design and wood-burning grill as part of its concept. The chef is known for creating food that is honest, healthy and natural, and he will introduce a clean culinary experience and oversee menus for the hotel’s healthy 24-hour in-room dining.

Healthy food at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels
Healthy food at the new eco-friendly 1 Hotel in Brooklyn Bridge. Image: 1 Hotels

As a testament to the strength of Brooklyn’s vibrant creative community, the property will draw upon its natural surroundings and local borough neighbourhoods for design inspiration: Local Brooklyn artisans including Uhuru, Bien Hecho, Harrison Green and Danielle Trofe, will incorporate native greenery and reclaimed materials for dynamic art sculptures and a massive living green wall in the lobby.

The hotel will operate its own rainwater reclamation system and feature low-energy lightbulbs, a triple-filtered water purification system, in-room recycling bins and fresh dining offerings. Guests can use the Tesla electric cars to get around the city.

There will also be Dark Sky parties in celebration of the moon’s new phase, including tarot readers and other mystical touches – indie movie screenings, workshops with local artists, or group meditations. The 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge’s mindful philosophy carries beyond programming for guests and locals through to employees, with a focus on enlisting its staff to participate in community service with local community partners.