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Our Story

“I wanted to capture the beauty of nature in a hotel and commit to safeguarding it as best I can, a responsibility that I believe we all share. It's 1 world.

But 1 is more than a hotel - it's a philosophy and a platform for change.”

-Barry Sternlicht, Chairman, Starwood Capital Group

1 Hotel logo made from thick wood

A World That Is 1

Our sanctuaries serve as both catalysts and comfort, offering exquisite escapes, invigorating adventures, and profound wellness expeditions guided by the intuition in your soul and the hum of the natural world.

Where architecture adopts the natural curvature and fluidity of its surroundings, biophilic design details blur the lines between interior and exterior, culture inspires connection, nature drives nourishment—and everything comes into perspective.

Our sustainable retreats open the doors to a world where the desire for rest and adventure exist in harmony. Where routines are forgotten, rhythms are honored, and rituals are born. Where nature and nurture are 1, and you’re free to drift away.

A World That Is 1

People participating in a holistic ceremony

Tune In

We’re surrounded by the systems of the natural world that, when left untouched, know exactly how to self-balance, self-regulate, self-cleanse, and restore harmony.

When you escape to our sanctuaries, you’re welcome to surrender to nature and tap into your innate ability to give your mind, body, and soul exactly what they need. Whether you crave adrenaline or alleviation—or your needs balance delicately on the cusp between the two—our versatile venues and attuned experts encourage inward and outward explorations that both soothe your soul and satisfy your spontaneity.

Fresh garden herbs & vegetables

Live Local

We believe that luxury isn't derived from extravagance—it’s born from abundant beauty that surrounds us. True luxury is a collage of the sights that stop us in our tracks, the moments that effortlessly freeze time, and the connections that change the way we view the world around us. 

Our 360-degree approach to wellness extends beyond itineraries; it inspires our ethos from fabrication to operation. As guests on this planet, we plant roots with careful thought and vigilance—constructing each of our sanctuaries in a way that boosts economic vitality, promotes resiliency, generates renewed energy, honors cultural traditions, and sustains our surroundings.

Beyond our deliberate designs, every sight you see and bite you take is infused with the beauty and bounty of nature. Our distinguished chefs craft culinary adventures—utilizing herbs from our on-site gardens, produce from our neighboring farms, and inspiration from cultural influences to nourish your needs while taking you on a subliminal tour of the world around you.

Nature Is Our True North

With nature as our true north, sustainability comes naturally. We allow nature to guide our journey, breathe life into our vision, inspire us to place intuition before expectation, and continuously realign us with our sustainability keystones—environmental impact, health and wellbeing, resiliency and ongoing performance improvement, and food and beverage responsibility.

1 is more than a hotel, it’s a platform for substantiative change, and our channels take many forms. From global programs, partnerships, conversations, and mindsets—we aspire to transform an industry that relies on the prosperity of the planet and its people.

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Leading hospitality forward

A Platform For Change

1 Vision. The future of the world and the future of hospitality are one and the same. 1 Hotels aspires to be a platform to spark conversations, between innovators and guests, that transform the industry and our lives.

Join Our Mission

Our cause-driven loyalty program, MISSION, not only aims to fight the climate crisis but strives to deepen your connection with the natural world—the heart of our purpose at 1 Hotels. As a MISSION member, every time you escape to our sanctuaries, you cultivate exclusive rewards that allow you to offset the climate impact of your stay through carbon offset projects involving forest and river conservation, wind projects, and sustainable agroforestry. 

Our Sustainability Keystones

The foundation on which we base all our design, construction and operational decisions.

Environmental Impact

Energy binds everything and everyone, but we also need it to keep the lights on. We have implemented a wide range of energy, water, and environmental design strategies to keep our footprint small.

Advocacy, Education & Engagement

We look to spark conversations about the environment and our role in protecting it. We do this through organized volunteer activities and paid volunteer days for our teams, advocacy and educational initiatives like our partnerships with organizations such as the NRDC.

Human Health & Wellbeing

From air and water filtration systems, to biophilic design principles and the use of natural materials throughout our spaces, we place health and wellness at the center of design, construction, facilities and operational decisions.

Resiliency & Ongoing Performance Improvement

We are a platform for change. Sometimes this requires us to put our neck out a little further and try something new, and we encourage our guests to be a part of this change too. Through initiatives like our plastic reduction program and electric car activations, we continue to find ways to evolve.

Food & Beverage Responsibility

We believe that all food should be good, clean and fair; delicious and nutritious food is a right; natural resources should be protected for future generations; people and the environment depend on one another; and the dignity of labor from field to fork should be fought for.

Mindful Moments


Small Details Lead to Big Change

Thoughtfulness lies in every corner. Welcome to a world where sustainability and natural comforts exist in harmony.

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Hang in There, It's a Good One

Our hangers are made from 100% post consumer recycled materials. They're full of stories, too.

Side table in hotel room

Nothing Is Ever Really Lost

Our hotels are full of dozens of reclaimed materials that have withstood the test of time and keep on giving.

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Out With Plastic, In With The Wood

Our room keys come in 5 different types of recycled wood.

Shower timer

Mindful Moments Are Everywhere

The shower timers in our rooms are a gentle reminder that just a few minutes saved can add up to make a big difference.

Lobby farmstand

The Market, Right Here At 1

Find deliciously ripe, just-picked seasonal fruits and vegetables at our lobby farm stand. Straight from regional farms, direct to you.

Recyclable clothes hanger

Portable OMMM

All our guest rooms have yoga mats, available for your use in or outside of the hotel.

Hotel lobby

Green Feels Good

Our hotels are home to thousands of different plants.

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Dogs (And Cats) Are Family Too

We would never ask you to leave your furry (or not furry) friend behind! Four-legged guests are welcome at our sustainable sanctuaries, and our concierge teams can help with recommendations for the best dog parks, pet shops, grooming salons, and more.

Please see specific hotel pet policies for details.

Wood planks

Write On

In an effort to be paper-smart, you'll find a reclaimed chalkboard in your room for notes & doodles.

Bamford products

Naturally Fresh

Every room features custom 1 Hotels bath products in collaboration with Bamford, made with the highest quality organic ingredients and infused with the brand's signature blend of geranium, lavender, peppermint, and tonka to cleanse and refresh both body and mind.

Not Now Rock

Rock On

We've swapped the usual plastic privacy sign with a little touch of nature to let us know when you're ready.

In room filtered water tap

Back to the Tap

We provide clean, filtered water along with recycled glass carafes and glasses to encourage guests to refill and drink up.

1 Less Thing sign

1 Less Thing

We invite guests to leave gently used clothing items behind, and we donate them to a local charity to give them a second life.

Travel with Care

We’re pleased to introduce the official electric vehicle of 1 Hotels, the fully electric Audi e-tron. Guests are welcome to enjoy the Audi Experience to sustainably be whisked around the local area and even test drive it at a time that works for you.

People doing yoga on the 1 Hotel West Hollywood skydeck

Mind & Movement

We understand the importance of taking care of your mind, body, and spirit. Our hotels have teamed up with premiere training services to create state-of-the-art gyms and provide fitness classes and personal training.

Children at the seedlings club


Our Seedlings Basecamps and programs nurture nature's next great explorers with experiences that are healthy, active, educational, and fun.

Woman leading a holistic ceremony

Full Moon

With the full moon comes the changing of the tides, cosmos, and energy. To respect the rise of each full moon, we host a celebration at every hotel.


Dark Sky

One night every month, we turn the lights down low for a candlelit evening in the lobby, raising awareness of global brightening.


We are driving sustainably forward with the official electric vehicle of 1 Hotels, the fully electric Audi e-tron. Enjoy the Audi Experience and take advantage of a chauffeured ride or test-drive at your own pace during your stay. Either way, enjoy the electrifying exploration.


NRDC works to safeguard the earth – its people, its plants and animals, and the natural systems on which all life depends. We've partnered with NRDC for hotel packages with donations, proceeds from t-shirts sales during our 2018 Earth Day Every Day campaign, and as a resource for sharing content with our audiences.

Oceanic Global

Oceanic Global is an environmental advocacy organization that connects with universal passions of art, music, fashion, hospitality, technology, and more, meeting people where they're already engaged. We've partnered for happy hours, special events, and a year-long film series, “Films for Thought.”

The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy focuses on taking on the planet’s biggest, most important challenges by focusing on priorities that science shows are the most urgent and where their innovation and expertise can be game changers. We've partnered for hotel packages and events and as a local charity partner for 1 Hotel Central Park.

Legend Energy Advisors

Legend Energy Advisors supports us in our pursuit of being the world’s most sustainable hospitality company. We work together to install connected devices throughout our energy and water infrastructure and actively monitor resource consumption. Our infrastructure retrofits and upgrades save energy, water, gas and of course, emissions to make us more climate resilient.

Housing Works

Housing Works is a healing community of people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS with a mission to end the dual crises of homelessness and AIDS. We've partnered for our 1 Less Thing initiative, where we ask guests to leave behind gently used clothing that's donated to Housing Works to distribute to those in need.

PATH Water

PATH Water is forging the path to end single-use plastic bottles. PATH Water’s refillable and 100% recyclable aluminum bottled waters are available in all US and Canada sanctuaries. As of 2022, 1 Hotels and PATH Water have saved over 2.5 million bottles from going into oceans and landfills.

Foodprint Group

Foodprint Group drives Zero Waste performance in the hospitality sector with their tried and tested methodology, over 60 resources, and their daily waste tracking app, Foodprint Trax®. Since using Foodprint Trax®, we have diverted 1,055 tons of material from landfill or incineration, an impact equivalent to 1,864 MT carbon emissions saved, 402 cars off the road for 1 year, and 2,210 acres of forests sequestering CO2.