My wife and I recently celebrated Earth Day weekend in Miami at the latest and greatest in eco-friendly, high-end hospitality.
We loved our stay at 1 Hotels, the newest in LEED-certified resort destinations located in the heart of Miami Beach, and see its very existence as a promising sign for the future of sustainability and business.
I’ve seen many a company jump on the environmental bandwagon in lip service only, so it’s fair to say I was skeptical about the hotel’s lofty claims. Instead, I was pleasantly surprised. For 1 Hotels, green isn’t just marketing hype. It’s their mission statement, woven into the very fabric of their ethos.
Natural light, abundant plant life and reclaimed wood dominate the hotel’s modern aesthetic. Plastic is replaced with cardboard, notepads with chalkboards. And every room features 100 percent cotton linens, hemp-blend beds and a triple-filtered water tap.