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1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

The first mission-driven luxury hotel in South Beach inspired by 600-feet of beach along the Atlantic Ocean. Share

Occupying an entire city block on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach sits directly on 600 feet of pristine beachfront. The celebration of nature throughout the hotel is evident, from the graceful twist of driftwood furnishings to the ever-present sounds of the ocean and the abundance of living, natural materials. The first hotel to debut in the 1 Hotels brand, 1 South Beach, offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami’s ever-expanding skyline.

With a farmstand in the lobby and carefully placed remixes of recycled and repurposed woods, preserved moss, petrified branches and driftwood, the 18-story landmark on Collins Avenue, has been revolutionizing sustainably chic design in Miami since it opened its doors in March 2015.

1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

1 Hotel South Beach boasts 425 guest rooms including 168 studio suites and one 3,500-square-foot oceanfront presidential suite. Guest rooms average 700 square feet—the largest in all of South Beach. In addition to its guest rooms, the property features 168 well-appointed ultimate suites, ranging from two to four bedrooms, boasting a variety of styles including penthouse options or oceanfront options on the lower floors.

Some of the most lavish suites include the Presidential Suite, also referred to as “The Beach House.” Nestled away on the sixth floor, the seven-room retreat boasts sweeping panoramic ocean views from its two separate balconies and 3,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor space. Living space includes a dining area for eight, a state-of-the-art media room, a pool table and a sitting room.

1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

As the first of its kind in the United States, Spartan Gym boasts 14,000 square feet of space designed with state-of-the-art equipment. This unprecedented partnership offers education from local, certified Spartan trainers dedicated to helping those of all fitness levels achieve strength and endurance. Spartan Gym caters to travellers looking to not only stay in fitness routines while on the road, but offer them access to trainers, equipment, and targeted technique classes exclusively available at the property.

Located directly next to Spartan Gym, the 4,500-square-foot Bamford Haybarn Spa is the first Bamford Haybarn Spa in the United States. The spa is rooted in a strong commitment to caring for the mind, body and spirit, based around a heartfelt connection with nature, to provide a calming spa retreat for guests and locals looking to nurture themselves through speciality treatments, including massages and facials, as well as yoga, Pilates and meditation.

1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

Incorporating some of the state’s freshest flavors, 1 Hotel South Beach features seven on-property food and beverage outlets varying from farm-to-table cuisine to Japanese-inspired tropical dishes. Chef José Mendín has open Habitat, his highly anticipated new restaurant at 1 Hotel South Beach. Habitat is a concept that seamlessly blends old-world elegance with new-world vitality to help reimagine restaurant dining in Miami. Created after extensive research, the menu fuses culinary creativity with comfortable dining, showcasing the mastery and magic that has fueled Spain’s culinary ascendancy while at the same time taking into account what it means to be a Miami Beach mainstay; something Mendín has down pat.

Using fresh, local ingredients and masterful techniques, the menu respects the elements—fire, earth, air and water—and honors simplicity. The 200-seat restaurant feels both comfortable and unpretentious; hues of soft blues and browns evoke the sea with hand-dyed textiles, natural woods, stone and warm lighting. The patio, which seats 60, offers al fresco dining under a canopy of trees.

1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

The lobby lounge and bar offers a well-curated selection of local beer, wine-on-tap and crafted seasonal cocktails along with small plates. The Sand Box, located on the Center Pool Deck features cantina-style poolside dining with freshly made tacos, alambres and tortas. In-room dining is also available 24 hours a day serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Guests looking to dine while embracing their natural surroundings can experience watr. Located on the 1 Rooftop, watr specializes in poke and Japanese-inspired cuisine. Additionally, the menu features vibrant cocktails that enhance flavors and compliment culinary creations. For guests on the go, Nativ Made offers fresh ingredients in their signature salads, delicious pastries, cold-pressed juices, healthy snacks and fair-trade coffee. Centrally located in the hotel lobby, this grab-and-go concept specializes in organic, local ingredients in all of their products.

1 Hotel South Beach reclaims the sustainable luxury scene in Miami Beach

Boasting the largest rooftop pool in South Beach, the 26,000-square-foot adult-only 1 Rooftop features a 110-foot-long ocean view swimming pool along with rooftop restaurant and lounge, watr. The property has three additional distinctive swimming pools throughout the property – Center Pool, Cabana Pool and South Pool. A total of 57 cabanas and daybeds can be found throughout the property’s pools, ranging from intimate two-person daybeds to the rooftop living room cabana for up to 20.

Further instilling the brand’s mission to incorporate local culture into each hotel, Miami-based design firm Plant the Future has created green “moments” that act as living art exhibits. Living green walls on the hotel’s façade and main lobby greets guests as they arrive. Additionally, terrariums are located in every guest room, and a gallery is located in the lobby showcasing seasonal displays. A variety of local flora and fauna provide lush landscaping throughout the property, including a grotto garden in the lobby.

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