Winter in New York City is quite the experience and although many want to escape the cold, it’s a refreshing change in weather for us Southern California based individuals. It was an eventful and busy four days! Although there was a crisp hint of cold air and less than 40 degrees the first day, the weather warmed up in the lower 60’s towards the end of our trip. While Los Angeles was experiencing a terrible rain storm, it was nice to escape to my favorite city in the U.S after all!
My mom had not been to New York in 6 years and I wanted our mother daughter business trip to be productive yet tons of fun. While I was running from meeting to meeting, I wanted the location of our hotel to be an easy neighborhood for her to explore and enjoy some time in the city until I met back up with her in the afternoons.
The 1 Hotel Central Park is a fantastic property situated walking distance from Central Park yet in the middle of Manhattan. I had previously stayed at the 1 Hotel location in South Beach, Miami, so when I discovered their New York location, I jumped at the opportunity to make it my home for the week. It’s a gorgeous property surrounded by thoughtful details of natural materials and many living green plants. In fact, when you first walk into 1 Hotel Central Park, you will see a lobby that perfectly captures their mission of how in nature, everything is interconnected.
Surrounded by reclaimed and natural materials, my favorite part was the accents of brick, copper and many touches of nature. As you passed the lobby, you could find a Farmstand by the elevator that had fresh fruit, nuts and granola open to their guests and neighbors. I love how the 1 Hotel team has captured such beautiful experience and that hospitality is shown through their amazing staff.
Once we were all checked in, we were greeted by a room that exceeded our needs and expectations. Not only did we have a spectacular view extending over the city streets, I, immediately fell in love with the marble shower, HD sound system, and how at the touch of a button, the concierge or any other need was met within seconds. It was very spacious and our bed had been made with all very comfortable natural elements and organic cotton sheets.
We loved starting our mornings at Jams with a delicious buffet style breakfast and an invigorating cup of coffee as we prepared our agenda for the day. Not only was Chef Jonathan Waxman at Jams named “Best Chef in New York City”, the atmosphere and look of the restaurant is just as phenomenal as the food. Just in case you didn’t have enough over brunch, you can refuel on your own schedule with in-room dining that is 24 hours a day.
Aside from a comfortable and cozy space that felt like home, the location was amazing and we definitely took advantage of our surroundings. We spent our afternoons walking to Central Park, and made our way to Fifth Avenue afterwards for some shopping. It’s also very close to Columbus Circle and the Theater District. Having the privilege of traveling often, I always like to look back and reflect on my favorite part of the trip. Not only was the hotel and its ameninities spectacular but the people at the 1 Hotel Central Park were my favorite part. From the moment I checked in to the moment I left in my Uber with my bags, each staff member was incredibly friendly and made me feel like at home.
All in all, this was one of my absolute favorite experiences of the city. I can’t speak highly enough of all of the people at the 1 Hotel Central Park and how kind and helpful they were during our stay. I can’t wait to return and I want to thank everyone at the hotel for making our stay such a fantastic experience.
I love discovering new hotels and could not be any more pleased with the 1 Hotel Central Park.
Make sure next time you are visiting, to book your stay at the 1 Hotel Central Park or their new location in Brooklyn.