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Inn-coming: Controversial Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel opening in February

Moving inn: A rendering of 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park.
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The Brooklyn Bridge Park hotel is checking in.

The controversial 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge — best known to locals for blocking views of the famous bridge from the Brooklyn Heights Promenade — will open to guests in February, owner 1 Hotels announced on Wednesday.

The 194-key luxury lodging at Pier 1 — part of the equally controversial Pierhouse condominium complex — will include a rooftop pool and cocktail bar, a yoga studio, spa, private screening room, and a restaurant run by celebrity chef Seamus Mullen.

A stay at the swanky waterfront inn runs from $394 per night for a room with a king bed to $825 for a one-bedroom suite with views of the Manhattan skyline. Guests can also opt to stay at their own private “Riverhouse” — a presidential suite with two king bedrooms that will become available at a later date, according to the hotel’s website.

But part of the hotel will open sooner than February — its event space is slated to open around Thanksgiving this year, according to a Brooklyn Bridge Park spokeswoman.

The hotel is one of several in-park private developments that honchos say are necessary to fund the meadow’s maintenance, but neighbors haven’t been so welcoming to the intrusion on their open space.

Local activists filed a lawsuit last year charging that the hotel’s rooftop bar and bulkheads exceed the park’s building-height cap, and are obstructing vistas of the Brooklyn Bridge from Brooklyn Heights.

A judge threw the suit out, saying they weren’t breaking any rules, but not before acknowledging that the building does look “simply too large.”

Reach reporter Lauren Gill at lgill@cnglocal.com or by calling (718) 260–2511. Follow her on Twitter @laurenk_gill
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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Reasonable discourse

Charles from Bklyn says:
This land grab made possible by political corruption and greed is unnerving. The people responsible for this disgusting display of developer facilitated corruption should be ashamed of themselves for the rest of their lives.
Oct. 13, 2016, 11:58 am
Crawdad from Brooklyn Heights says:
Can't wait for this hotel to open. Also thrilled that the crazed anti-park, anti-everything NIMBYs were stopped for once.
Oct. 13, 2016, 1:34 pm
Kill Crawdad from Just Right Behind Him says:
We're watching to see what happens.
Oct. 13, 2016, 6:48 pm
Jjm from C. Hill says:
I hope some of you noticed the amount of hotels being built around the city are placing homeless families in them. Who's to say it wont happen at this one?
Oct. 13, 2016, 9:54 pm
Jesse from Park Slope says:
Sad about the Promenade view of Bridge. Those two were hand in glove.
Oct. 14, 2016, 7:34 pm
Jim from Cobble Hill says:
Hope that ugly thing sinks into the ocean.
Oct. 15, 2016, 2:21 pm
old time brooklyn from slope says:
Time for condos and a kmart in the grand canyon

@jim - totally
Oct. 16, 2016, 11:57 am

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