MIAMI BEACH, Fla., — When it opens in 2023, Miami Beach’s new 800-room convention center hotel development will be operated by Hyatt under the Grand Hyatt brand.
The Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will be connected via an elevated climate-controlled skybridge to the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), which completed a $600 million renovation last year.
“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,” said William Talbert, III, President of Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB). “We look forward to the hotel ground-breaking, which once completed will finalize the Miami Beach Convention Center District.”
Led by Terra and Turnberry, the hotel development was approved by Miami Beach voters in 2018. The 17-story hotel will be situated at the intersection of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive, within walking distance of the beachfront, Lincoln Road Mall, New World Symphony, The Bass Museum and The Fillmore Miami Beach.
The hotel will feature 12 floors of guest rooms offering views of Miami Beach, two floors of meeting spaces and ballrooms, a resort-style pool deck with panoramic views, and retail space at street level. TSE inquired about the number of meeting rooms and total amount of meeting and ballroom space at the hotel, but that information is not available at this time.
The 800 new hotel rooms, adjacent to the MBCC, will be added to the existing 9,981 rooms in 96 hotels within a one-mile radius of the convention center. There are 181 hotels and 20,156 rooms in Miami Beach, according to GMCVB.
The new hotel will become the second Grand Hyatt property in Florida, joining Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. “At Hyatt, we believe in growing with intent and expanding our footprint in markets that matter most to our guests and World of Hyatt members,” said David Tarr, Senior Vice President, Development, Americas, Hyatt. “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.”
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 sustainability measures include storm water management and reuse, flood risk mitigation, and the use of solar power – all of which are designed to ensure operational continuity during weather events.
Located two blocks from the beach and 12 miles east of the Miami International Airport, MBCC offers 491,500 sf of prime exhibit space and 188,000 sf of meeting space in 84 rooms. Last year’s renovation included a new 60,000-sf grand ballroom and 20,000-sf rooftop ballroom with outdoor terrace. (See TSE’s The World’s Top Convention Centers directory published in June for additional details.)
Reach William Talbert at (305) 539-3040 or Talbert@GMCVB.com.