1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
New York, United States
For hotelier Barry Sternlicht, this Brooklyn bolthole is the most exciting he's ever created, and it's easy to see why - especially when you consider its stellar eco-credentials. Wind-powered electricity illuminates the lobby's lush 25ft living wall, which serves as an au-naturel backdrop to reclaimed decor (upcycled materials include wood from the Coney Island Boardwalk and Bronx trees felled by Hurricane Sandy). In an earthy palette, the 194 rooms (including 29 suites) benefit from custom-made hemp mattresses, triple-filtered water on tap and environmentally friendly hair dryers. Should you need a local transfer, guests can book one of the hotel's free Tesla cars. Like this? Visit sister property 1 Hotel Central Park where you can kick back on rustic repurposed furniture, pump iron in a fitness centre with recycled flooring and breathe easy courtesy of more than 20,000 plants.
60 Furman Street Brooklyn New York 11201