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comfort & nature

A blend of

The 1 Hotels brand goes beyond the concept of lodging and into sustainable living with its flagship, the 1 Hotel South Beach, in Miami

Written by Mateo Rafael Tablado

Produced by Jassen Pintado

Interviewee Xavier Moulin, General Manager for 1 Hotel South Beach


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an environmentally-friendly atmosphere becomes the perfect setting for an ultimate vacation experience in Miami. 1 Hotel South Beach also earned the or decades, Miami

LEED Silver certification under the

has been an attractive destination both

New Construction standards, which is

for leisure and business, and seems

also the starting point for the hotel’s

to remain this way, as its fair weather

maintenance and operations.

and sunny beaches provide a warm welcome to visitors.

The driftwood furnishings, a 600 feet long beach and the sound of the ocean

The SH Hotel & Resorts management bring a very special connection to the

company (affiliate of the Starwood Capital Group) opened 1 Hotel South

“Guests continue to choose the

Beach in March 2015, which became

hotel because our team provides

the flagship of the 1 Hotels brand.

an unprecedented level of service

From 1 Hotel South Beach, guests

matched with understated luxury.

experience astonishing views of the

The hotel celebrates nature and

Atlantic Ocean, Biscayne Bay and the

sustainability,” Xavier Moulin

skyline at Downtown Miami.


The 425-room facility built on an


area’s natural habitat

Xavier Moulin is the general

entire bock on Collins Avenue was

manager for 1 Hotel South Beach.

awarded #1 in Conde Nast Traveler’s

He’s gathered more than 25 years of

top 10 Hotels in Miami, and it’s not

successful experience after graduating

hard to find out about the attributes

in International Hospitality Management

contributing to earning such an

from the Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne

accolade for 1 Hotel South Beach,

(Switzerland). Previous experience

whose blend of nature and comfort in

for SH Hotels & Resorts after joining

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At 1 Hotels, we consider ourselves a family of like-minded individuals -Xavier Moulin, General Manager for 1 Hotel South Beach

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the company include his tenure as

through the Bahamas, the Dominican

Managing Director of the 1 Hotel &

Republic, French Riviera, Germany,

Homes Cabo development (Cabo San

Switzerland and the United States

Lucas, Mexico) and also neighboring

in places such as The St. Regis (Los

sister property Hacienda Beach Club

Angeles), Raffles (Beverly Hills), Société

& Residences; his outstanding work

des Bains de Mer (Monte Carlo), in

for the 1 Homes Preview and the

AMAN Resorts, sbe properties, SLS

upcoming 1 Hotel Cabo received

hotels and Starwood Hotel & Resorts,

coverage in Travel+Leisure magazine

among others, earning awards from

and the Robb Report during 2019.

Conde Nast Traveler, Travel+Leisure

Moulin’s experience has also spread


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magazine; “Best Guest Experience


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Index”, “Top Regional Production” and

group. Room categories at 1 Hotel

“Best HR Practices” among Starwood

South Beach include rooms & suites,

Hotels and the “Outstanding GM

homes & penthouses and the Retreat

Leader” award by Hotel Management

Collection, which can be personalized

Magazine in November of 2013.

according to required services. Aside from all the furnishings a high-

The kind of habitat that makes

end lodging facility is expected to

it hard to leave

meet in every room, the whole concept

1 Hotel South Beach offers different

bringing every accommodation

kinds of accommodation according

together is the blend of nature accents

to the number of guests in each

within a comfortable ambiance, where

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you may come across wooden flooring

whether guests want to relax in the sea

and bookcases, rattan seats, hemp-

or pool, they can enjoy endless ocean

blend mattresses by Keetsa, oak

views from all,” the general manager

platforms and other elements bringing

pointed out.

an organic feel.

To enhance the beachfront’s appeal, 1 Hotel South Beach offers the Beach

Captivating surroundings While in Miami staying at 1 Hotel

Club exclusive memberships, allowing members to indulge all of the amenities

South Beach, guests must make

offered by the hotel. Younger guests

sure to take time to visit the many

4 to 10 years old can take part of the

attractions the city and its vicinity have

Seedlings program, which offers fun

to offer, since amenities at the hotel can and learning activities and shows. make it hard to leave after experiencing all that 1 Hotel has to offer. Four swimming pools -including a

Enjoying more than a meal 1 Hotel South Beach offers

rooftop pool-, seven different food

seven different options for food and

& beverage outlets and a 18,000

beverages. WATR at the Rooftop offers

sq.ft. wellness center -host to the

full menu service while sharing unique

award-winning Bamford Wellness

sights with the pool; WATR has earned

Spa and Anatomy gym are some of

OpenTable Diner’s Choice Awards for

the building’s different places to enjoy

Best Sushi, Best Scenic View and Best

anyone’s stay. And the 600 feet long

Late Night Find. Habitat, on its behalf,

unsullied beachfront -which is also

serves Mexican dishes for breakfast

a serviced area- is enhanced by the

and dinner offering both indoor seating

Atlantic Ocean.

and an outdoor patio featuring live

“It’s the best natural amenity. We

music four nights a week. PInthouse

have four pools that face the ocean. So offers snacks and other healthy options


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We created a food & beverage program while staying true

to the 1 Hotel brand standards - Xavier Moulin, General Manager for 1 Hotel South Beach

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in a plant-decorated terrace, while

Timely resolutions to surpass

Neighbors also offers ready-to-go


healthy dishes. Drift serves the best

Beyond local ordinance to close

cocktails surrounded occasionally by

facilities at the beginning of the

live music. And Wave at 1 Beach Club

quarantine as consequence of the

offers a an outdoor sea-to-table dining

global pandemic, the 1 Hotel South


Beach ramped up a strategy that began

The main trait shared by all of these

with the creation of the Director of

options is offering fresh, seasonal, local Environmental Health & Safety position, ingredients in every dish.


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which implemented different measures


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once hotels were allowed to reopen on

stations and proper signage has been

June 1st, 2020:

placed for social distancing and other

• Hotel personnel have been involved measures. in regular COVID-19 testing and new

• Elevators are being sanitized and

health and safety training sessions and

their capacity is limited and monitored.

screened for temperature as they begin

• In-room air filtration systems have

their shift. • Property entrances are equipped with temperature scanners, public

been enhanced. • Guests are encouraged to download the 1 Hotel App for

areas are equipped with hand sanitizing contactless communication.

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Guests continue to choose the hotel because our team provides an unprecedented

level of service matched with understated luxury - Xavier Moulin, General Manager for 1 Hotel South Beach

“1 Hotel South Beach was one

toward sustainability, having earned the

of the first in the market to reopen

property the LEED Silver certification.

and welcome guests incorporating

The hotel’s construction took place

procedures to ensure both guests’

in a previously developed site with

and team members’ safety,”

a number of nearby attractions and

Moulin declared.

high interconnectivity with public transportation. The property features


Transcendental purposes

vegetated wide open spaces and

beyond business goals

features several living plant walls.

As organic and nature accents

Electric vehicles have plenty of

along most of the hotel furnishings

charging stations at 1 Hotel South

and decorations display, there is an

Beach. Other elements, including

attitude encompassing the purpose of

energy-related systems reduce heat

1 Hotel South Beach, which is its aim

and energy consumption. Finishes such

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as painting, ceiling, flooring and adhesive products with low-emissions were used to avoid air contamination. Intelligent toilets and sinks along with a highly-efficient irrigation system reduce water use and recycling policies are implemented for elements such as cardboard, paper, plastic, glass and metals. The hotel is accessible to guests with special mobility requirements. Company culture The atmosphere among the staff at SH Hotels & Resorts and 1 Hotel South Beach is one where love, inclusion, respect, and trust are shared values. Growth and development are not unforeseen factors and the COVID pandemic has only enhanced the entire personnel’s skills through cross training. “At 1 Hotels, we consider ourselves a family of likeminded individuals,” the executive said. Pipeline: enhancing the experience and new locations In every 1 Hotel location, listening to guests’ and members’ feedback is a top priority. The recently opened 1 Beach Club is a result of tapping into guests’ inquiries and suggestions. Plans to enhance the experience at 1 Hotels are being developed.

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“We know what they want and they like. We took that feedback to create our newest outdoor venue, 1 Beach Club. We created a food & beverage program with their likes in mind all while staying true to the 1 Hotel brand standards,” Moulin declared. Also, new locations are set to open in the United States and abroad in cities such as London, Nashville, Toronto and San Francisco, to name a few.

FOUNDED: 2015 INDUSTRY: Hospitality WEBPAGE: www.1hotels.com/south-beach CONTACT: +1 (833) 625 3111

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