Miami Beach, FL
Occupying one entire city block on Collins Avenue, 1 Hotel South Beach sits directly on 600 feet of pristine beachfront. The property offers unparalleled views of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami’s nature paradise Biscayne Bay and Downtown Miami’s ever-expanding skyline. Throughout the 426-room hotel, the celebration of nature is evident, from the graceful twist of driftwood furnishings to the ever-present sounds of the ocean and abundance of living, natural material. The property features four ocean view swimming pools, fully outfitted cabanas, an 18,000-square-foot spa and fitness center, three superb restaurants and bars from award-winning chef Tom Colicchio, and a stylish rooftop pool and restaurant-bar with panoramic views of the ocean and Miami skyline. The property also offers 155 residences in collaboration with LeFrak. Architect and designer Debora Aguiar compares her work for the South Beach Hotel with composing a movie: with several stories, plots, rhythms and harmonies, melodies, colors and backgrounds. The exuberance of the sea framing the landscape, the warm climate and the diversity of people make it very special. Her design sensibility takes its roots from her home country Brazil. This is where she developed her obsession: the energy nature brings to a space. “In South Beach, the focus was to remove the dividing lines between indoors and outdoors. It’s an incredibly lush, textured place; all we have to do is open the doors and invite it in.” Large windows bring the sunlight into the room. Spacious and airy interiors let in the ocean breeze. “We accented each environment with fixtures and fabrics that feel alive, stitching nature into the things we touch every day. When brought together, these elements create a comfortable and relaxing environment which asks to be lived in”. Meyer Davis Studio, Inc. is a full service, global, award-winning design firm. Founded in 1999 by Will Meyer and Gray Davis, the firm has established itself at the forefront of the nation’s high-end residential and commercial practices. In addition to the extensive list of restaurants and retail boutiques in the firm’s repertoire, there are the various hotels both nationally and internationally that MDSI has designed and renovated. Architects Will Meyer and Gray Davies were in charge to work out the entire design of the 1 Hotel. As New Yorkers, they were surprised when they first came to South Beach. The city is as dynamic as nature itself. Here, different energies coexist and collide. Some people see it as a private escape, others as a high-energy social scene. This contrast of opposites is in the balance that defines the city; the relation- ship between nature and architecture. This is why 1 South Beach is home to thoughtful and carefully crafted outdoor living environments. From the breeze swept lobby to the open air lounges and four distinct swimming pools, each space at 1 South Beach offers a different take on relaxing in South Beach. Whether you’re seeking a secluded space to read a book or a lively rooftop pool with a bar and kitchen and panoramic views of downtown Miami, 1 South Beach’s unique outdoor spaces offer it all. Nature spills inside with architectural details inspired by the beach and ocean. A seamless link from indoors to out makes 1 South Beach a special place to unwind on our own, or in the company of friends. With this in mind, the architects designed the hotel grounds and interiors to compliment human nature. The architects selected a wide range of organic shaped vessels and the plantations were taken care of by Miami based plant specialists Plant the Future. The company, founded in 2008, is a nature-inspired design company based in the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida. The company was founded by Paloma Teppa, industrial designer and artist, as a way of fusing design, architecture, art, and nature. The company creates unique plant arrange- ments, and living art installations as well as offers landscape architecture and interior- scape design services to top-tier customers in South Florida and across the US. At the entrance O and U Vases are used with a variety of Echeverria Succulents, Burro’s Tail Sedum, and Aloe Vera. The O Series at the Beachcraft Restaurant are planted with small fruit trees and wild grasses. In the lobby, rectangular BRL troughs separate the different sitting areas, while at the seafront different groups of UR and O Series planted with grasses rhythm the space around the pool area.