LEED Green Building Certification

First Finish Project Announces LEED Silver Certified

The 1 Hotel South Beach is Awarded Prestigious LEED Green Building Certification

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The 1 Hotel South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida announced that it was awarded LEED Silver. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance. 

As a new brand and hospitality concept, the 1 Hotel South Beach was conceived by Starwood Capital to be South Beach’s leading lifestyle eco-brand destination hotel. The project consisted of renovating every aspect of 240 guestrooms, corridors, and 87 multi-room guest suites—averaging 625 square feet each, on seven (7) floors of a 17-story landmark hotel/condominium complex in South Beach, Miami. From the overall design, to every detail of each guestroom and suite, Meyer Davis Studio and the Starwood Capital design team rigorously developed the essence of the hotel; enveloping each guest in the beauty found in nature, while also emphasizing the need to nurture the environment. To achieve this, the guestrooms were designed to surround guests with natural materials and fabrics that brought elements of nature into every space. The rooms and suites maintain a casual yet elegant atmosphere that is at one with the relaxed lifestyle of South Beach. Driftwood accents and sumptuous textures (in neutrals and pastels that mimic nature’s palette) were created by blending a host of natural materials; including leather, wood, and stone as well as silk, linen, and cotton. The result revolutionized the concept of combining both luxury and eco-friendly together in a lavish beach resort. 

“The renovation of the multi-phase, multi-year 1 Hotel South Beach completes an extensive and dramatic reposition of the former Perry and Gansevoort Hotels,” said David Burman, president of First Finish, Inc. “The 1 Hotel is a marquee property on Collins and sets the bar very high in the lifestyle, eco-brand segment.” 

LEED is the foremost program for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. More than 82,000 commercial and institutional projects are currently participating in LEED, comprising more than 15.7 billion square feet of construction space in all 50 states and more than 162 countries and territories. For more information on USGBC’s LEED program, please visit their website at www.usgbc.org

For more information about the 1 Hotel South Beach or to make reservations, please visit the hotel’s website at https://www.1hotels.com/south-beach


Based in Columbia, Maryland, First Finish, Inc. is a full-service general contractor specializing in the successful delivery of fast-track hospitality renovations nationwide and in the Caribbean. First Finish manages every aspect of a hotel renovation project—from due diligence pricing, preconstruction, model room development, material selection input and sourcing to construction, interior finishes, and installing FF&E. For more information, please visit www.firstfinish.net and follow us on LinkedIn.

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