1 Hotel Central Park


Only the second of its kind, the 1 Hotel Central Park opened its doors in November 2015, offering New York City a uniquely new, eco-luxury lifestyle brand (1 Hotels.) Under the helm of Starwood Capital Group, the 1920’s-era building underwent a complete gut renovation, essentially “recycling” the building. The 229-key boutique hotel was originally purposed as a residential hotel and later was converted into an office building.

Catalyst was intimately involved in all aspects of the project from initial project design, pre-construction, construction and through to pre-opening of the property. Catalyst managed a large team of consultants, incorporating into the interior design unique, eco-friendly materials to create a hybrid style that is luxurious yet sustainable. From the reclaimed barn wood lobby floor to the double front doors born of 16,000 branches intricately woven together, recycled woods are a common theme throughout. Other recycled materials include cork, blackened steel, and stone, creating a rich contrast of textures and materials.

The 1 Hotel Central Park has applied for LEED certification which is currently in process.

Owner: Starwood Capital Group
Architect: Gene Kaufman Architect P.C.  Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman Architects, LLC
Role (services provided): Development Manager
Year: 2010-2015