Cambean Hospitality to Re-Introduce the Clifton South Beach as a Green Hotel
Multi-million dollar renovation expected to transform Miami Beach property into United States’ first LEED-certified historic hotel
Miami |Cambean Hospitality, a Miami Beach-based hospitality group that owns and manages four boutique hotel properties in the historic South Beach area, today announced the re-launching of the historic Clifton South Beach. The 35-room hotel is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation and is scheduled to open in early 2009. When complete, the hotel will seek to become the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)-certified hotel in Florida and the first LEED-certified historic hotel in the nation. The building has been designed to meet LEED Gold level certification.
"The Clifton will be a virtual showcase of sustainable hospitality features and practices," stated Brian Scheinblum, president of Cambean Hospitality. "We're very excited about this property because it demonstrates how we can maintain the luxury our guests expect while incorporating responsible 'Green' practices that promote sustainability in the industry. We're the first to address all the technology and FF&E possibilities available, and we hope that other properties will follow our lead – not only in South Beach or Miami, but worldwide."
The Clifton's multi-million dollar renovation includes a series of steps that are specifically designed to achieve LEED Gold certification standards. These include a custom designed air conditioning system; an occupancy-sensing energy management system; LED light bulbs; water conserving dual flush toilets and high efficiency faucets; energy-efficient windows; carpet and fabrics made from recycled products; custom bamboo furniture; the use of linens that require up to 30 percent less water, detergent and energy to launder; and the storage and collection of recyclable products.
"With the Clifton, we had the opportunity to set a precedent in the hospitality industry, and also become familiar with sustainable, eco-friendly systems as we begin the long-term integration of these practices and technologies into all of our properties," stated Scheinblum. "We're eager to show the South Beach community – as well as Florida, and the nation – that it's possible to be successful, responsible and sexy at the same time."
Cambean Hospitality also owns and manages three other properties in the South Beach/Miami Beach area, including the Majestic Hotel South Beach, the Nash Hotel, and the Carlton Hotel South Beach.
For more information, please contact Brian Scheinblum at (305) 455-2236 or visit www.cambean.com.
About Cambean Hospitality
Cambean Hospitality is a Miami Beach-based hotel ownership and management company that provides professional support services to independent hotel properties. Cambean Hospitality combines cutting edge technology services and prestige locations, incorporating high end yield practices to maximize profits and streamline expenses through personalized strategies that focus on operations, finance, sales and marketing, as well as human resource management.
Currently, Cambean Hospitality properties include the Nash Hotel (www.hotelnash.com), the Carlton Hotel South Beach (www.carltonsouthbeach.com), the Majestic Hotel South Beach (www.majesticsouthbeach.com), and the Clifton Hotel South Beach (www.cliftonsouthbeach.com), all located in the historic South Beach district of Miami Beach. Cambean Hospitality is aggressively pursuing management and acquisition opportunities throughout Miami Beach and other Florida markets. For more information, please contact Brian Scheinblum at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™ is a feature-oriented rating system that awards buildings points for satisfying specified green building criteria. The six major environmental categories of review include: Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy and Atmosphere, Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality and Innovation and Design. Certified, Silver, Gold, and Platinum levels of LEED green building certification are awarded based on the total number of points earned within each LEED category. LEED can be applied to all building types including new construction, commercial interiors, core & shell developments, existing buildings, homes, neighborhood developments, schools and retail facilities.
LEED has also been adopted nationwide by federal agencies, state and local governments, and interested private companies. For more information, visit www.usgbc.org/LEED.