1 Hotel Central Park

SIZE: 110,000 Sq. Ft. / 10,219 Sq. Mtr.

Interiors, Custom Furniture and Lighting

Based on the concepts of simplicity and transparency, AvroKO focused on bringing a conscious approachability to the design coupled with the use and celebration of natural materials for Barry Sternlicht’s first solo hotel project with Starwood Capital Group. AvroKO was able to embrace the pre-existing remnants of the building’s architecture, including exposed concrete ceilings and floors, steel columns and beams, and terracotta block masonry walls.  Natural materials were brought into the space in their raw form including woods and textiles, celebrating their original markings, veining, knots, and color variation.  Locally-sourced materials were used wherever possible, including a salvaged water tank wood branded with its source used to encapsulate the wall behind the bed, as well as river stones, plant species, linen screens, and leathers all produced upstate.

  • "The interior [of Jams] belies its tony Central Park address, with industrial-chic touches like exposed brick, metal bar stools, and light fixtures with exposed bulbs."
  • "Natural colors and large windows give the striking [Jams] space an airy feel."
  • "[AvroKO implemented] a little bit of design jujitsu, turning rough elements - natural wood headboards made from New York City water towers, existing terracotta blocks - into artful finishes."
  • "The brand's New York outpost is a welcomed retreat from the asphalt circuits buzzing outside; the thoughtful design features locally sourced and supplied accents that articulate "please unwind.""
    USA Today
  • "Sustainability aside, the 1 Hotel Central Park appeals aesthetically: an inadvertent conservatory, a place to dive into nature right in the heart of the city."


  • Best Green Hotel
    NYC x DESIGN Awards
  • Best Green Hotel - Finalist
    Interior Design, Best of the Year Awards
  • Best New Hotel Brand
    Gold Key Awards
  • Best New Hotels in the World
    Condé Nast Traveler, Hot List
  • NYC Hot List
  • Lifestyle Hotel of the Year
    BLLA Awards
  • Best Urban Hotel