THAT KIND OF PARTY AFTER THE 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach brunch and V.I.P. preview was officially over, guests were still exploring. Some stood on furnished balconies, overlooking the Miami oceanfront. Others marveled at the condominium interiors across the hall, bedrooms with sprawling city views and birdcage chairs hanging from the ceilings. The more adventurous types even snuck off to see a couple of recently finished hotel rooms, slated to open in March 2015. Located at 2399 Collins Avenue, in the heart of South Beach, 1 Hotel & Homes sits in perfect harmony with its surroundings. With residence designs by Brazilian architect and designer Debora Aguiar, each space is unique and entirely appealing. “It’s an incredibly lush, textured place,” said Aguiar of the city. “All we have to do is open the doors and invite it in.” At 1 Hotel & Homes, large windows let in
This page: A rendering of a pool at 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach. Opposite page: Miami Mayor Philip Levine greets Karen and Richard LeFrak (above); Paloma Teppa, Barry Sternlicht, and Yair Marcoschamer (below).
CO U RTE S Y O F 1 H OTE L & H O M E S S O U T H B E AC H ; WO R L D R E D E Y E
BY ALEX R. TRAVERS