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green wall with about 12,000 plants (...and if I may, I'll throw
in Plnthouse, with a plant-based menu that I go to for nearly
every meal when I'm visiting)."

DRAMATIC GREEN WALL WELCOMES GUESTS
The lobby of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge opens to a dramatic 25-foot
green wall, featuring steel grating covered in hand-placed
plants and creeping vines that will evolve over time, created
by landscape architecture firm, Harrison Green. A two-story
industrial spiral staircase is punctuated by a sculpture of obsidian rock boulders wrapped in hand-dyed rope by Rachel Weiss.
The 10-story hotel occupies Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park,
an 85-acre beautification project that stretches 1.3 miles along
the East River waterfront. The hotel project originally began in
late 2011, however when Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast
in 2012, 1 Hotel's architectural drawings for the Brooklyn
Bridge property had just been completed. Due to the damage and destruction, the team was informed the waterfront
zoning had changed, requiring 1 Hotels to raise the building
by 3 feet along with other code changes, such as relocating
mechanical equipment to the roof. Meanwhile, they could
not raise the overall height of the building, which triggered
a massive redesign effort.

Rather than whitewashing the delay and changes caused
by Sandy, the 1 Hotels team opted to honor the force of nature
by tapping Olivié Ponce, an artist and creator in Bushwick,
Brooklyn, to paint a watermark in remembrance of Hurricane
Sandy along the walls of the corner suites.
Committed to sustainability and preserving the environment, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge was built under LEED guidelines. The design of the hotel features more than 50 percent
regional and reclaimed materials, including original heart
pine beams from the former Domino Sugar Factory, walnut
from the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and pine flooring from
the Old Crow Distillery in Kentucky. The hotel will eventually boast a LEED Dynamic Plaque, which will measure and
display the building's eco-conscious practices in real time.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge operates a rainwater reclamation
system that will reduce storm water runoff into neighboring water streams by more than 50 percent prior to the site
development. The water collected will irrigate the park during summer months.
The property uses 100 percent wind power energy. The
hotel features low-energy light bulbs, a Triple Clear water
purification system, in-room recycling bins and fresh dining
offerings. 1 Hotels has committed to donating a percentage
of sales from in-room dining and goodthings (the hotel's mini
bar) to Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization that takes decisive action against the causes and effects
of hunger. The hotel features a nature-driven art collection,
including a textured rubber sculpture, "All OVEREACHOTHER,"
created by Jarrod Beck from massive rubber pieces of roofing that were stripped from a big box retailer's roof during a
tornado that touched down unexpectedly in Utica (Upstate
New York) in the summer of 2014.
Other room amenities include on-demand meditation content by Biet Simkin, meditation leader for 1 Hotels; marble rain
showers with a 5-minute, hour-glass timer to remind guests to
conserve water; living plants and trees by leading landscape
team Harrison Green; and in-room yoga mats.

NASHVILLE ADDS GREEN WESTIN HOTEL
Also in the last year, Nashville saw the opening of The Westin
Nashville. The 453-room property, located just a few blocks
from Ryman Auditorium, is one of 391 LEED-certified hotels
in the United States. Managed by Castlerock Hospitality
Management, the hotel features low-flow water fixtures,
low- or zero-VOC paint, 100 percent LED lighting, and the
sectioning of heating systems throughout the property in
order to reduce energy consumption.
"The owners were very passionate about doing everything
as sustainable as possible," says Lukus Kindlesparker, The
Westin Nashville's General Manager. "They consulted with
LEED specialists. We have a building energy management
system that monitors demand and manages when we run
our systems. When demand increases it automatically adjusts
flow of refrigerants."
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Today's Hotelier - September 2017

Our National Parks: Still Beautiful but in Need of Repairs
Sustainability Steadily Becoming Part of Lodging Industry Dna
Energy Efficiency Good for Wallet – and Guests
Aahoa Interview
Technology
There’s More to Led Conversions Than Just Cost Savings
Case Study
Aahoa Interview
Small Business
Housekeeping
Property Taxes
Leadership
Marketing
Finance q&a
Back of the House
Final Thoughts
Letter From the Chairman
Letter From the President & CEO
Aahoa Founding Members
Aahoa @ Industry
Classifieds
Advertiser Index
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - intro
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - cover1
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - cover2
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Letter From the Chairman
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Letter From the President & CEO
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - 13
Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Our National Parks: Still Beautiful but in Need of Repairs
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Sustainability Steadily Becoming Part of Lodging Industry Dna
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Energy Efficiency Good for Wallet – and Guests
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Interview
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Technology
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - There’s More to Led Conversions Than Just Cost Savings
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Case Study
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Interview
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Small Business
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Housekeeping
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Property Taxes
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Leadership
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Marketing
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Finance q&a
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Back of the House
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Aahoa Founding Members
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Today's Hotelier - September 2017 - Advertiser Index
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