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A WARM ATMOSPHERE ENCLOSED

in the big city


The uniqueness of one of the most iconic places in New York blends into 1 Hotel Central Park, providing a welcoming environment amidst skyscrapers and sidewalks Produced by Jassen Pintado Written by Mateo Rafael Tablado Interviewee Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park


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ew York is certainly one of the world’s top travel

destinations, hosting visitors

with different purposes, mainly

business and leisure; when traveling

229 guest rooms and suites. 1 Hotel Central Park is a 100% Carbon Neutral and LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified property. Barry Sternlicht, the 1 Hotel brand

with the latter in mind, the different

creator, knew this location had to

areas in town host attractions for a

capture the essence of Central Park

variety of tastes, but few as iconic as

and still blend with some downtown

Central Park, featured in films, TV, host

vibe to it.

to musical events and host also to New

“This hotel truly is nature-inspired

Yorkers and visitors who like this place

and you feel that calmness throughout

to take a walk, exercise, to have some

the entire building. There is no hotel

kind of contact with nature, or simply to

like us in Manhattan,” declared Bernd

lay down in the grass.

Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel

It is clear to see why Central Park

Central Park.

became the second location and the first property in New York City for 1 Hotels -the SH Hotels and Resorts

completed his education in hospitality.

brand-, which opened in August 2015.

His work for Langham Hotels took him

1 Hotel Central Park is located at

to Toronto (Canada), London (UK) and

the corner of 58th Street and Sixth

Valencia (Spain), where he opened his

Avenue, just a block south from Central

own restaurant.

Park, in an 18-story building, offering

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Pichler was born in Austria, where he

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Afterwards, Pichler joined Fairmont


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This hotel truly is natureinspired and you feel that calmness throughout the entire building. There

is no hotel like us in Manhattan - Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park

Hotels & Resorts, working in Abu Dhabi

college programs in Canada, Spain, and

(UAE - United Arab Emirates) and

finally obtaining his Asset Management

different hotels across the USA.

certification at Cornell University.

Pichler also worked at the Ritz-

In Bernd Pichler being the general

Carlton Lake Tahoe before becoming

manager for its Central Park operation,

part of the SH Hotels & Resort by

1 Hotels counts with a highly-skilled

joining 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge in early

individual that shares company

2019. Pichler has combined work and

values such as a passion for nature,

continuing education having attended

sustainability and a healthy lifestyle.

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“Either I found SH or SH found me,

indoors and outdoors. Central Park is

but no day feels like work if you love

just a few steps away to bring that sense

what you do, and at 1 Hotel Central Park

of being in the middle of nature with its

we do just that,”

unique scenery.

said the executive.

This same lush feel translates into the hotel, as its whole concept is inspired

A NATURAL REFUGE IN THE MIDDLE OF MANHATTAN Amidst all the concrete and the shadow of skyscrapers, 1 Hotel Central Park offers astounding surroundings

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by its surroundings, welcoming guests with a three-story exterior living green wall, and furnished with reclaimed, repurposed and recycled materials such


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as fallen twigs as ornament and wood

that are ideal for business meetings and

from New York City water towers.

social events, boasting floor to ceiling

The “Field House” is a very complete fitness center, open 24 hours and it’s

windows and views of Central Park. Award winning Chef Johnathan

furnished with the best equipment for

Waxman brings his farm-to-fork cooking

exercise and yoga, and counts with

to Jams Restaurant and Bar. Executed

expert coaches and trainers for personal

by Executive Chef Ginger Pierce, these

sessions.

seasonal menus are offered through

Among other amenities, the hotel offers nature infused, flexible spaces

in-room dining and also as customized menus for meetings and events.

Cent ra l Pa r k i s not fa r not on ly i n d i stance, but al so in concept

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Nature accents are a presence i n eve r y accommodation

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FOOD & BEVERAGE Meals and refreshments available in 1 Hotel Central Park are not an afterthought, as the food and beverage programming is aligned with the brand’s principles about minimizing waste and plastic use. Ingredients are sourced from local vendors, offering seasonal menus at Jams, the 100-seat restaurant and

guests and our neighbors are aware and involved,” said Pichler. THE OPPORTUNITY OF REOPENING The shutdown caused by the COVID19 pandemic brought along terrible consequences in every line of business, and it especially affected the travel and lodging industry. For 1 Hotels, taking care of its staff

bar also from Waxman, showcasing

in each location is a priority. 1 Hotel

market-fresh, organic ingredients. Once

Central Park was one of the first

reopening after the pandemic shutdown, midtown hotels to reopen last fall, Jams is offering exciting new dishes and doing the best to bring back to work a patio on 6th Avenue.

as many team members as possible.

Last October, 1 Hotel Central Park

After weekend travel returned to the

opened Jams Café, a new concept for

“Big Apple”, weekday lodging is also

guests and locals to enjoy. Executive

increasing, which means more team

Chef Ginger Pierce created a Jar Return

members are being called back to work

Program, reducing waste en route to a

at the hotel.

reusable, zero waste carry out system with rewards for guests. “It is important that we continue to

“Guests are consistently commenting on how warm and genuine our team members are: like-minded individuals,

evolve our footprint and celebrate ‘day

passionate about the same core values,

life’ in the community and make sure

sharing them with our guests and

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among ourselves,” the general

Additionally, SH Hotels & Resorts

manager commented.

properties are among the first hotels in the world to become Sharecare

SHARECARE HEALTH SECURITY VERIFIED® WITH FORBES TRAVEL GUIDE

Health Security VERIFIED® with Forbes Travel Guide, a comprehensive facility

Commitment to its personnel’s health

verification ensuring guests to book with

and safety has taken 1 Hotel Central

confidence of places with the proper

Park, as every other brand’s properties,

health and safety procedures.

to create the Director of Environmental

“We are also looking forward to

Health & Safety role, in charge of the

welcoming back our loyal and new

implementation and surveillance of new

guests that were not able to travel this

procedures and safety protocols.

past year,” added Pichler.

No day feels like work if you love what you do and at 1 Hotel

Central Park we do just that - Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park

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1 Hotel Central Pa r k of fe r s fu r nishings fo r any k ind of meeting

THE DRIVE TOWARD SUSTAINABILITY The 1 Hotel brand bases all design, construction and operation in five

At 1 Hotel Central Park, an intelligent guest room energy management system

pillars: environmental impact, advocacy,

with motion and infrared sensors was

education and engagement, health

installed. This system allows HVAC

and wellbeing, and food and beverage

systems to go into “set back” mode

responsibility. And in 2020, 1 Hotels

based on area occupancy.

directed efforts to increase sustainability

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and reduce energy consumption.

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Pr ivate events i n a unique set ting a re possible at 1 Hotel Cent ra l Pa r k

the front desk property management

offset the climate impact of their stay

system, allowing the HVAC system

by donating their reward dollars toward

to go into an energy savings mode

carbon offset projects.

depending on the sold/unsold status of rooms. Also, 1 Hotels just announced.

And besides the multiple options for public transportation New York City has to offer, 1 Hotel Central Park has an

MISSION by SH™: a cause-driven

Audi e-tron electric vehicle available for

rewards program that allows guests to

guests to use within a 15-block radius.

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We are constantly updating and improving our efforts to drive our mission of sustainability forward - Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park

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We are focused on our positive comeback as

business continues to come back to New York City

- Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park

“We are constantly updating and improving our efforts to drive our mission of sustainability forward,” said the executive. COMING SOON... The beauty of 1 Hotel Central Park is currently being upgraded, as the building’s top floor is to undergo a renovation that will include brand new rooms and suites with patios with unparalleled views of Central Park. “We are focused on our positive comeback as business continues Locally-sourced seasonal products are the backbone of t h e h ote l’s m e n u s

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to come back to New York City,” concluded Bernd Pichler, General Manager of 1 Hotel Central Park.


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Meals at Jams are also focused on concepts such as sustainabi l it y and the use of organic ing redients

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