1 Hotel Central Park Model Room

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