Mary Gostelow goes eco in New York

New York's 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has so many touchpoints I keep on thinking, in retrospect, of yet more things. Opened in February 2017, it is adjacent to Brooklyn Bridge Park, a conversion, thanks to then-Mayor of New York Michael Bloomberg, from old warehouses. It is an 11-floor structure, a glass and metal new-build by Marvel Architects, with…
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Mary Gostelow visits the hub of Washington DC

When Australians first enter the lobby of Trump International Hotel Washington DC they invariably cast their eyes nine floors up to the glass ceiling over its football field-sized – and they gaze in awe, says the hotel's MD, Mickael Damelincourt. He is probably there to see this. He uses one of the tables in the lobby lounge as his all-day office,…
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