Renew, Reuse, Recycle, Red Hot
A relatively low price tag of $1.5-million for a massive renovation transformed the historic Habana Libre Hotel into a luxurious 81-room boutique hotel that’s now awaiting final confirmation on a LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations Silver rating.
Project Name: Red Hotel South Beach
Location: Collins Avenue, Miami Beach
Completion Date: Fall 2010
Total Area: 117,500 sq ft
Originally built in 1938, the 15-story building was once the hub of Miami Beach’s historic district and one of the largest waterfront hotel rows in USA.
The centerpiece of the new design is the carefully redesigned Lobby as well as the preservation of historic elements and the reuse of the original furniture pieces, all offering spectacular views to the outdoor pool or indoor restaurant-lounge.
This upbeat boutique hotel in South Beach is a blend of Parisian Chic with Miami Style in a Contemporary ambiance without sacrificing comfort. Blending red and white, passion and serenity, Red South Beach Hotel is a secret corner near the heart of the city.
Responsibly harvested "new growth" wood was used in the hotel's construction. The project also makes extensive use of solar power and techniques for conserving water, energy and other materials in its ongoing operations.
Recycled 1/4" terrazo tiles covers the lobby's flooring and walls while "gray" water from the showers and sinks are recycled in the ponds and landscaping.
Heat and cold are regulated naturally while rooms are lighted with natural light. Air quality is maximized through low emission paints and adhesives.