A Look at the Newly Opened Eco-Hotel and Residences, 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach
While in Miami for the Formula E races this month, I was able to check out the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach just before the launch. I was impressed by the way nature was brought indoors with the use of plants, driftwood, water, and huge windows. The first property of the 1 Hotels brand, they opened their doors on Wednesday and they are already redefining what guests and residents have come to expect of luxury lifestyle in Miami. The eco-friendly project, spearheaded by Starwood Chairman and CEO, Barry Sternlicht, and LeFrak Chairman and CEO, Richard LeFrak, was conceived of over 5 years ago and is the first of three that will launch this year. Eco-amenities include Tesla electric car service and charging(link to my picture) for guest transportation, a lobby farmstand, a Tom Colicchio farm-to-table restaurant(link to my pic), eco-conscious housekeeping service, 3,000 feet of living walls, energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, an eco-friendly dry cleaning facility, 11,000 local plant varieties, and design made from reclaimed and low-impact natural materials. There are also 600 feet of private beachfront and four outdoor pools, including the largest hot tub in Miami.
Floors 9 through 16 of the hotel house 163 oceanfront condos with 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom units. Condo sizes range from 830 square feet to 4,280 square feet and cost from $900,000 to over $3,000,000. The 426 hotel guest rooms average 700 square feet and include 84 studio suites and one oceanfront presidential suite. Condo owners enjoy many of the amenities provided by the hotel, along with a separate residential entrance and private balconies. You also have the option to purchase a hotel package, which qualifies the unit to be placed into the hotel rental program. There are about 50 remaining condos available at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach.
There are two 1 Hotels locations coming to New York: 1 Hotel Central Park is currently accepting reservations for stays beginning in May and 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park is set to open in Fall of this year.
Please check out the 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach Promotional video below and let me know if you would like me to arrange a private viewing.