MIAMI, Fla. – Miami Beach’s new Convention Center hotel will be an 800-room property operated by Hyatt under the luxury Grand Hyatt brand.
The new hotel is scheduled to open to guests in 2023.
Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will create a new hospitality option for visitors attending events at the adjacent Miami Beach Convention Center, which underwent a $600 million renovation completed in 2019.
The hotel development is being led by David Martin of Terra and Jackie Soffer of Turnberry, whose plans for the hotel 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.
“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 re-imagined convention center while bridging the physical gap that exists between the convention center district and surrounding neighborhoods.”
The new hotel will be the second Grand Hyatt property in Florida, joining Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. Grand Hyatt hotels are designed to connect guests with iconic experiences, landmarks, and cultural touchstones in captivating destinations around the world. Hallmarks of the brand include bold and vibrant design and architecture, elevated amenities, and welcoming service.
“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 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.”
Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will be designed by internationally acclaimed architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and his firm, Miami-based Arquitectonica.
Hotel features are expected to include 12 floors of guestrooms offering views of Miami Beach, two floors of meeting spaces and ballrooms, a resort-style pool deck with panoramic views, and limited retail space at street level. An elevated skybridge will enable event attendees to move freely between the hotel and convention center in a climate-controlled, art-filled corridor.
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 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.
“The Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau (GMCVB) joins Terra, Turnberry, and The City of Miami Beach in welcoming the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach…,” said William D. Talbert, III, 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.”