New York City-based chefs Jonathan Waxman (Barbuto), Tom Colicchio (Craft), and Seamus Mullen (Tertulia) are working on restaurants for Starwood Capital Group's new line of eco-focused luxury hotels, 1 Hotels. According to Eater NY, Mullen will open a restaurant inside the hotel being built in Brooklyn. Waxman, who is also opening separate projects in Toronto and Nashville, will open a restaurant inside the hotel being built in Manhattan. Colicchio's new project will open inside the hotel being built in Miami.
According to the press release below, all of the restaurants will be "farm-to-table" and will engage in "responsible sourcing from local purveyors." Starwood Capital's Chairman and CEO Barry Sternlicht explains that the company selected these three chefs because of "their shared commitment to offering a restaurant experience distinguished by responsible culinary practices and techniques."
There aren't any details about opening dates or names for the restaurants but Colicchio revealed in a recent interview with Eater Miami that customers can expect a "simple menu" with a "Mediterranean vibe" and that his project is scheduled to open in Fall 2014. See the press release:
1 Hotels Partners with Chefs Jonathan Waxman, Tom Colicchio and Seamus Mullen
1 Hotels is the first luxury hotel brand to focus on sustainable living. The goal is to celebrate nature, its beauty, its perfection and purity with natural and sustainable materials. Each of the 1 Hotels will be LEED certified and every hotel will feature a farm fresh restaurant consistent with the brand's core environmental values. Services will echo the architecture and design, centered on sustainability, and will be delivered with modern technologies to provide the best-in-class customer service. "The world doesn't need just another hotel brand... it needs a better 1," said Barry Sternlicht, Chairman and CEO, Starwood Capital Group. "The 1 Hotel is more than just a property; it is a mission and a way of life. Our brand's name reflects the important truth that this is indeed, one world, and each of our behaviors that affect the environment impacts our neighbors and future generations," he concluded.
"With decades of combined culinary experience and proven track records for creating celebrated restaurants, Jonathan, Tom and Seamus represent the very best in the farm-to-table movement," said Sternlicht. "Their shared commitment to offering a restaurant experience distinguished by responsible culinary practices and techniques is central to 1 Hotel's mission — celebrating nature and reminding us of our obligation to be socially responsible."
1 Hotels will celebrate nature in both design and food, with Jonathan Waxman, Tom Colicchio and Seamus Mullen opening the Central Park, Miami Beach, and Brooklyn Bridge Park 1 Hotels restaurants, respectively. United by a common thread of celebrating ingredients and responsible sourcing from local purveyors, each chef will showcase their signature culinary sensibilities in their individual, distinct restaurants.