design et al are delighted to announce that Meyer Davis have won Hotel Suite Award in The International Hotel and Property Awards 2017.
1 Hotel South Beach suites have been designed and furnished to look and feel like apartments on the water. Keeping the same reclaimed and repurposed feeling as the guest rooms, suites take the luxury further with thoughtful custom table lamps, comfortable yet effortlessly luxurious fabric choices, and shoes off lived in finishes. Occupying an entire city block on Collins Avenue from 23rd to 24th streets, 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.Materials for construction and furnishings are regional, reclaimed, or repurposed whenever possible. This includes saving Colorado beetle kill pine to create headboards. The new property was designed from existing buildings that were overhauled to adhere to the brand’s standards for less consumption and more conservation. Every aspect has been updated, such as: installing state-of-the-art, energy efficient heating and cooling systems; installing motion sensors; using LED illumination to reduce electrical demands and heat build-up from lighting; using low V.O.C. paints, adhesives, sealants and finishes; installing Triple Clear Water filters in all taps, sinks, and showers; and using low-flow plumbing fixtures to conserve water.The interior design team’s approach to selecting materials was one of the most important aspects of the design, each decision aimed to use materials in the most honest and natural way. The cooperation and tension found in material relations reflect how they are experienced in nature. The environment created is casual, easy, and warm. Immersion is instant – while it is an environment that is entirely new, it feels incredibly familiar and palatable. Earthy qualities in building materials are heightened, sharpened, and exaggerated to draw attention to them. For sustainability as well as a desired look and feel, finishes are not perfectly finished, finely sanded, or precisely mitred. Material decisions were made that preserved the scale of the existing space. The design team took time to determine which materials were appropriate to use at what dimension to strike the perfect balance architecturally. 1 Hotel celebrates nature while encouraging sophisticated travellers to live well, do better, and connect with the world around them. 1 Hotel South Beach is consciously designed in collaboration with eco-friendly architects and craftsman, and features high design with low impact.