Tom Colicchio opened Beachcraft within 1 Hotel & Homes South Beach in Miami, done in collaboration with executive chef Michael Fiorello. New York-based Meyer Davis Studio crafted the restaurant with a coastal-inspired aesthetic to resemble Colicchio’s Craft restaurants, situated throughout New York City and Los Angeles.
Guests are greeted by a green wall leading to the entrance of the two-level restaurant. The ground floor has an 85-seat dining room, outfitted with natural materials such as wood and stone, bronze lighting, caramel leather banquettes, a concrete-topped bar with seating for 22 and an outdoor patio. An open kitchen in the rear of the restaurant invites guests to experience the action while enjoying their meal, while an adjacent private dining room on the main floor provides a setting for dinners and celebrations. Above the main dining room, a mezzanine level is outfitted with a private bar and lounge with views of the dining room below and outdoor seating overlooking Collins Avenue.
Colicchio also heads the hotel’s lobby bar, Tom on Collins, and the Sand Box, a poolside restaurant and bar that serves taqueria-inspired dishes.
Meyer Davis Studio also designed 1 Hotel South Beach, which stretches a full city block with 600 feet of Atlantic Ocean beachfront. The firm transformed the lower eight stories of the 1968 building for the hotel, while the upper eight became apartments. The property’s design pays homage to the natural landscape of south Florida, instead of the Art Deco style typically associated with the area. The property makes use of reclaimed wood, representing a virtual forest preserved; organic bed linens; hemp mattresses; and clothes hangers molded from recycled paper. Bedside note pads were replaced with chalkboards. The property’s guest rooms and suites, at 700 square feet and larger, have bathrooms with porcelain tile; and reclaimed beetle-kill pine that accent walls behind some beds and lining the portals.