It is almost impossible to escape the urban jungle that is Manhattan. The best you’ll do is getting lost in Central Park’s Ramble. And even then, you still end up with skyscrapers towering over you as soon as you re-emerge from the “woods.” When you’ve tried and failed to find New York City’s nature, there’s a hotel waiting for you just a few blocks from the famed man-made park, where you might have more success.

When building the 1 Hotel Central Park, nature was a priority, but not just because it looks cool. “1 is more than a hotel—it’s a philosophy and a platform for change,” Barry Sternlicht CEO and chairman of 1 Hotels says of his brand.