Hotels & Lodging

Snapshots of the projects noted below are in the following format:

  • Project / Location
  • Rating System / Award Level / Date Certified
  • Spinnaker Services -- e.g., Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
  • Architect / Owner / Contractor
  • Square Footage

Westin Sarasota / Sarasota, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 2/13/2018
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning
Kolter Urban, LLC
248,644 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Commissioning for this 248,644 sf, 255-room luxury resort, which achieved LEED Silver certification in 2018. Across the street from Sarasota Bay and minutes from popular Keys, the project features modern accommoda-tions and ample event space. 

Hilton Garden Inn / Hilton Dual Brand / Miami, FL
LEED NC / Certified / 4/17/2017
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
VOA / Procacci Dolphin / Turtor Perini

189,332 sf

1 Hotel South Beach / Miami Beach, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 10/24/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning 
1 Hotel
864,347 sf

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting and Building Commissioning for exquisite hotel. The 864,347 sf, contemporary venue achieved LEED Silver in 2016. The South Beach retreat has 428 hotel rooms and is inspired by 600-feet of Atlantic Ocean beach. Vanity Fair described the venue as one "that oozes eco-friendly cool". The project consisted of renovating every aspect of 240 guestrooms, corridors, and 87 multi-room guest suites -- averaging 625 square feet each -- on seven floors of a 17-story landmark hotel/condominium complex in South Beach. From the overall design, to every detail of each guestroom and suite, the design team rigorously developed the essence of the hotel; enveloping each guest in the beauty found in nature, while also emphasizing the need to nurture the environment. To achieve this, guestrooms were designed with natural materials and fabrics that brought elements of nature into every space.

Miami Beach Edition (Seville) / Miami Beach, FL
LEED NC / Certified/ 7/9/2015
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
NBWW / Marriott / Coastal Construction
422,710  sf

Located at 2901 Collins Avenue on the grounds of the former Seville Hotel, the EDITION Miami Beach has proven itself to be the go-to destination to "stay and play" in the heart of South Beach (and not just during Art Basel) thanks to both its physical location and distinctive culture. The property, a luxurious restoration of the Seville Hotel circa 1955, is comprised of three intricately linked structures. NBWW was the architect for the 422,710 sf project, which includes a 294-room luxury hotel situated within the original 1950s tower, 25 luxury residences set on the top floors of the hotel, as well as an adjacent, newly built 18-story glass-clad condominium tower, and a curved five-story building that houses 28 bungalow hotel suites and several amenities, including meeting spaces, ice rink, bowling alley, night club, lounge bars and cabana roofs with private plunge pools. The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning, and Energy Modeling for the project, which achieved LEED certification in July 2015. Thoughtfully designed, NBWW paid homage to the historic elements of the property while adding contemporary touches and whimsical details to restore and refresh the mid-century modern condo/hotel.. 

Cadillac Hotel Addition Courtyard Marriott / Miami Beach, FL
LEED NC / Certfied / 5/14/2014
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning 
Kobi Karp / Hersha Hospitality / GT McDonald
58,802 sf

Clifton Hotel / Miami Beach, FL
LEED NC / Gold / 8/29/2010
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling 
Drafting D'Sign / Brian Scheinblum / GT Mc Donald
9,360 sf

Smart Brickell / Miami, FL
Pursuing LEED Gold / Projected Completion 2020
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
Habitat Group
26 stories

The Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling for this 26-story building. Using smart integration of technology, modern design and unique usage, the project included 50 condominium units, 50 hotel rooms, restaurants, and retail space with a total of 149,341 sf, and the first of three towers. This project is currently pursuing LEED Gold certification in 2020.

Hilton West Palm Beach / West Palm Beach, FL
LEED NC / Silver / 8/3/2016
Spinnaker Services: Consulting, Commissioning, Energy Modeling
NBWW / Related Companies

312,213 sf

TThe Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting, Building Commissioning and Energy Modeling on this state-of-the-art, 312,213 sf convention center hotel, which achieved LEED Silver in 2016. A 5-minute walk from Rosemary Square and the Palm Beach County Convention Center, this 4-Star hotel is also only 0.6 mi from Clematis Street and 5.3 mi from the Port of Palm Beach. The entire development team embraced an energy efficient-design early in the design phase of the project to ensure that sustainability was at the forefront of building planning. The result -- a strikingly beautiful, truly "green" urban resort and Florida destination. The building was designed to blend the interior to exterior experience and bring in light and air, with light flooding the public areas through oversized windows, a broad light-filled entry court created by angling the main façade of the hotel away from the street grid, and an expansive pool deck open to the sky for both the hotel and the convention center to enjoy. Sustainable concepts included glazing with a Low E coating. Building insulation and an SBS Modified Bitumen roofing system with a high SRI rating were employed to maximize energy efficiency. LED light fixtures and low-flow plumbing fixtures were selected and contribute to energy and water efficiencies, as does sustainable planting and irrigation techniques. The quality of the interior spaces was addressed through the use of low-emitting materials, monitoring of ventilation systems, and controllability of lighting and thermal comfort.

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire / Caymen Islands 
LEED Silver / 2019
Spinnaker Services: Consulting
377,814 sf

Spinnaker Group provided LEED Consulting for this resort project, which achieved LEED Silver certification in 2019.
The 377,814 sf mixed-use development project along Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman become the first resort in the Cayman Islands to be awarded the prestigious sustainability certification. This LEED Group project consists of two buildings, one ten-story (above grade) hotel building and one ten-story (above grade) residential condominium building. Each building also contains two stories of underground parking along with some back-of-house and core spaces.

The 10-story structures were designed in a contemporary architectural language, with an emphasis on clean lines, simple massing, horizontal design elements and expanses of glass. Angled balconies along the long wing of the hotel building capture views and ocean breezes. Horizontal roofs are true to the contemporary aesthetic, yet sculptural elements that pop upward and outward break up the roof plane and soften the rooflines as they touch the sky. A multitude of details -- trellises, angled balconies, structural elements that form a series of frames -- create an intricate interplay of light and shadow across the facades that will change constantly throughout the day so that no single view from the hotel looks exactly the same. In harmony with the ethos of the hotel’s sustainable aims, natural wood and stone soften the angles, bring warmth to the structures and ground the resort in the natural environment. The condominium building contains 62 dwelling units ranging from studios to 4-bedroom units. The hotel building contains 241 guest rooms and two ballrooms, plus a spa, fitness center, restaurant, retail, hotel employee offices and support spaces.

LEED Silver certification was achieved through targeted outcomes boasting an energy-efficient design that saves more than 26% in energy costs, a water-use reduction of more than 35%, sustainable site selection and development, responsible-materials selection and waste management, and enhanced indoor-environmental quality. Seafire conserves natural resources through the use of geothermal air-conditioning, sustainable LED lighting, a 170-kilowatt solar array and rainwater harvesting. The project features several examples of recycled materials -- concrete from the demolition of the former Courtyard Marriott hotel was recycled into fill material for the new site, and the community bike and walking trail uses pavers made with recycled glass produced at a local glass-crushing facility. The project also played a key role in kickstarting an island-wide recycling program in order to allow hotel guests and residents to properly divert paper, plastics, glass and metal from landfill waste. The more than 32,000 plants featured in the lush landscaping around the resort were sourced from a local nursery and include an extensive collection of indigenous and native plants. Additionally, the hotel operator and condo management team understood the importance of allowing site access from multiple modes of transit, and made infrastructure improvements to place a public transportation stop at the site entrance, along with bike storage and several electric vehicle charging stations. .

Sam Lord’s Castle, A Wyndham Grand Resort / Saint Phillip, Barbados 
Pursuing LEED Platinum & WELL Silver
Spinnaker Services: LEED & WELL Consulting
470,000 sf

Spinnaker Group is providing LEED and WELL Consulting for this groundbreaking resort project. Developers are shooting for rarified air with this spectacular project, pursuing two internationally sought-after designations -- LEED Platinum and WELL Silver certification. When completed, the 470,000 sf mixed-use resort will offer amongst the highest levels of environmentally friendly, socially responsible and economically sustainable operations of any resort in the world.

With such lofty goals in place, Spinnaker Group has worked closely with the design team and local stakeholders to analyze and program a broad array of sustainable practices, building innovations and renewable energy into the development, each designed to enhance the project's impact of the building on its site, its energy efficiency, aspects of water efficiency, indoor air quality, the selection of materials used in the building process, recycling on the island ... and more. Seeing a need for locally grown and sustainably harvested food, the project team has even begun conversations with the local sustainable agricultural community concerning humane certified meat and organic produce offerings for the resort. An additional core focus of the project team is to build up resilience, ensuring that everything is built to withstand hurricanes and other large-storm events. Further, a reverse-osmosis system is being built into place for water purification, along with several large rainwater cisterns for on-site rainwater harvesting. The resort will be powered through a co-generation of energy systems including both microturbine with heat recovery and a 1.5 megawatt photovoltaic array.

The developer also placed strong emphasis on creating a unique destination for clientele who seek to engage in vacation and convention locales that positively impact the environment and the economy of the countries they visit. This "emotional engagement" is increasingly important to travelers and businesses as the world focuses ever more strongly on broader social and global issues such as the effects of climate change, environmental degradation and personal health and wellness.

The project includes redevelopment of the historic Castle and bluff-side restaurant buildings (c. 1820s) and new construction of an upper-upscale resort comprising 350 hotel guest accommodations plus 100 vacation ownership units. Resort public areas will include a number of food-and-beverage venues, meetings/function rooms, a destination spa and a range of luxury resort recreational amenities, plus an appropriate balance of services and back-of-house support. will become a name synonymous with ideas of luxury and eco-friendly experiences.