Serenity abounds at 1 Hotel South Beach – from the subtle, refreshing scent of eucalyptus, cedarwood and oak hanging about its airy lobby, to clean, minimalist décor in crème fraîche and natural wood tones. Standing proudly on Miami Beach’s Collins Avenue, the destination sets itself apart from traditional hotels with eco-friendly practices, lush amenities, and superior customer service. Read below for my take on 1 Hotel South Beach, and what makes it an ideal destination for environmentally-conscious travelers vacationing in sunny Miami.
1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH LOBBY
The hotel lobby is an organic oasis of sorts. Succulents add a pinch of color to the predominantly cream and wood-toned area, while fungi-like accents transform columns into the most contemporary of “trees.” The wall near the main entrance boasts a “mural” made of grass, and the bar makes for a tranquil afternoon destination.
THE SOUTH BEACH KING ROOM
Cool colors and thoughtful designs calm the senses within the 650-square-foot South Beach King room. One minute on the hemp-blend mattress by Keetsa wrapped in 100% organic sheets inspires hours of relaxing sleep, or a much-needed disco nap after a day on the beach.
Rinse off in the spacious walk-in shower, where you’ll find cedar and vetiver-scented soaps, shampoo and conditioner made from naturally-derived ingredients. Moisturize your sun-kissed skin with organic body lotion, throw on a robe, and brew yourself a cup of coffee with your very own Nespresso machine – complete with recyclable capsules.
Sip on your beverage on the wraparound couch while admiring your personal terrarium, or journal your thoughts on the live-edge wood desk. Looking for more inspiration? Step out onto your balcony, and relish Miami’s skyline.
This 1 Hotel South Beach room is as charming as it is functional, and makes for the perfect retreat. Reclaimed wood can be found around the space, adding an effortless touch of eco-friendly style.
Thanks to 1 Hotel’s Beach Club, guests can enjoy six-hundred feet of private beach for uninterrupted relaxation. Catch rays on your very own lounge chair or cabana, nibble on chips and guacamole, and savor a margarita (or two) with crisp ocean views. Beach Club staff are extremely hospitable and attentive, and will take care of every need – from setting up your umbrella to providing fresh towels.
BREAKFAST AT BEACHCRAFT
Energize yourself with breakfast at 1 Hotel South Beach’s restaurant, Beachcraft. Choose between a continental breakfast (includes fruit, breads, pastries, smoked salmon, gourmet cheeses, and oatmeal) or the chef’s buffet (includes continental breakfast items, as well as hot dishes like made-to-order omelets, eggs, bacon, sausage, and waffles).
Amp your nutrition-intake with freshly-squeezed juices, or take the classic route with a dose of caffeine. Fun fact: Celebrity and award-winning chef Tom Colicchio is Beachcraft’s executive chef.
MORE AT 1 HOTEL SOUTH BEACH
A rooftop restaurant, swimming pools, gym, spa, beauty parlor and yes, even SoulCycle, provide guests additional options to maximize their stay in South Beach. If you’re searching for a getaway promising an environmentally-friendly escape, give 1 Hotel South Beach a try. Who knows? Eucalyptus, cedarwood and oak might become your new signature fragrance.