1 Hotel Central Park

Starwood Capital

New York, NY

Development of a new brand, 1 Hotel by Starwood Capital. Conversion of an existing 19 story commercial office building into a 230 key luxury lifestyle hotel at 1414 Avenue of the Americas in midtown Manhattan.

Architect

Gwathmey Siegel Kaufman & Associates Architects,LLC New York, NY

Interior Designer

AvroKO Hospitality Group, New York, NY

Owner

Starwood Capital Group, Greenwich, CT

Challenges

  • selective demolition and asbestos removal working around two existing tenants
  • existing tenant (Dentist on 18th floor) remained throughout construction. All MEP and egress was redesigned around occupied areas. Maintained 2 means of egress and 2 elevators plus all services at all times

Features

  • façade restoration and construction of new entryways including custom steel storefront
  • renovations to core including relocation of stairwells and construction of new elevator shaft
  • innovative VRF (Variable Refrigerant Flow) HVAC system
  • custom box-bay replacement windows
  • fully integrated IT with Crestcon systems, iphone central for room control
  • LEED certified
  • custom built three tiered roof dunnage to house HVAC equipment
  • creation of high end social spaces and restaurant “Jams” by star chef Jonathan Waxman
  • fully irrigated living exterior wall at storefront and 3 levels of façade and guest entry
  • reclaimed wood from old water tanks and barns used for paneling of guestroom walls and ceilings

Services

Construction Management