Miami Beach Convention Center selects flag for headquarters hotel

i By February 24, 2020 No Comments

When it opens to guests in 2023, Miami Beach’s new convention center headquarter hotel will be flying the luxury Grand Hyatt brand flag.

The 800-key, 17-storey Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will be adjacent to the Miami Beach Convention Center, which underwent a $600 million USD renovation that was completed last year. Situated at the intersection of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive, it will be within walking distance of the beachfront, Lincoln Road Mall, New World Center, The Bass Museum and The Fillmore Miami Beach.

(Top of post) Rendering of Grand Hyatt Miami Beach, the 17-storey, 800-key headquarter hotel for the reimagined Miami Beach Convention Center. Image courtesy of Terra. 

The hotel development is being led by David Martin of Terra and Jackie Soffer of Turnberry, whose plans for the hotel were overwhelmingly approved by Miami Beach voters in 2018.

“For years, Miami Beach has served as a global destination for arts, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment, but the City has lacked a true headquarters hotel for top-tier conventions and meetings,” said Martin and Soffer. “South Florida’s first Grand Hyatt hotel will maximize Miami Beach’s investment in its reimagined Convention Center while bridging the physical gap that exists between the Convention Center District and surrounding neighbourhoods.”

David Tarr, senior vice-president, development, Americas, Hyatt, explained that Hyatt believes in growing with intent and expanding its footprint in markets that matter most for its guests and World of Hyatt members. “Hyatt is proud to play an integral role in this project as hotel operator, under the luxury Grand Hyatt brand, which will help guests and locals alike celebrate the iconic, captivating city of Miami Beach,” he said.

The new hotel will become the second Grand Hyatt property in Florida, joining Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. It is expected to offer:

  • 12 floors of guestrooms offering views of Miami Beach;
  • two floors of meeting spaces and ballrooms that will complement the Convention Center;
  • a resort-style pool deck with panoramic views;
  • and limited retail space that will activate the district at street level.

In addition, an elevated skybridge will enable event attendees to move freely between the hotel and Convention Center in a climate-controlled, art-filled corridor.

“The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) joins Terra, Turnberry and The City of Miami Beach in welcoming the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach as the newly named brand for the 800-room headquarter hotel connected to the Miami Beach Convention Center,” said William D. Talbert III, CDME, president of the GMCVB. “Grand Hyatt Miami Beach makes it possible to better compete for citywide conventions which fuel jobs in our community and generates business for all of Greater Miami’s hotels and merchants. We look forward to the hotel ground-breaking which once completed will finalize the Miami Beach Convention Center District.”

Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will de designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and his firm, Miami-based Arquitectonica. The team also includes:

Plans also include landscaped pedestrian promenades on surrounding streets, bike-sharing stations, connectivity with public transit routes, dedicated ridesharing pick-up and drop-off zones, and direct access between the Convention Center and Lincoln Road. The project’s resiliency and sustainability measures include stormwater management and reuse, flood risk mitigation, and the use of solar power, all of which are designed to ensure operational continuity during weather events.