Move over Edgewater condos, here come the hotels
Feb 22, 2017 February 22, 2017
A previous blog on how a petition to privatize an alley adjacent to Cité Condo sparked rumors of a new hotel coming to Edgewater did spark another thought process. It seems the latest trend for developments in Edgewater is to either be a hotel or have a hotel component.
This definitely spices things up for the neighborhood, which has been lacking the hotel component thus far. Here’s looking at the new Edgewater hotel projects that will soon be making their debut:
Best Western International’s boutique hotel VIB
Best Western’s debut in the boutique hotel market also marks its debut in Edgewater, Miami. On the southern edge of Edgewater, this 10-story hotel will be within walking distance for Opera Tower, Aria on the Bay, 1800 Club, Quantum on the Bay, Cité and 1800 Biscayne Plaza residents.
Developed by Rebuild Miami-Edgewater LLC, Vib will also be following the micro-unit trend with smaller rooms featuring bare necessities and extensive common areas catering to business and leisure travelers. Click for more VIB details.
Miami Vib Hotel - Courtesy of Kobi Karp
The Bentley Hotel and Residences
Developed by the Heafey Group, this condo hotel project will bring the Autograph Collection by Marriott to Edgewater. The Bentley Hotel and Residences will feature 207 hotel and residential units designed by Kobi Karp architects. Expect al fresco dining, music lounge and coffee bar, signature restaurant, pet-friendly services and more.
On the northern edge of Edgewater, its neighbors include the Hampton Inn and Suites, Blue, Charter Club, Spark and Bay Park Towers. Residents of the Bentley can opt for the rental program and have VIP beach access at their sister hotel in South Beach.
The Bentley Hotel and Residences - Courtesy of Kobi Karp
Hampton Inn and Suites
The mid-range Hampton Inn and Suites are being co-developed by Miami’s Mayan Properties, 3H Group Hotels and Arti Hersi Inc. The 151-room hotel has been designed by Kobi Karp and is expected to join the Hilton Worldwide Portfolio of Brands.
Catering to business and leisure travelers, the hotel offers a 24-hour business center with complimentary printing service, two meeting rooms, an outdoor pool, fitness center and will showcase local art. Close to the northern border of Edgewater, residents from the close by Blue, Charter Club, Spark and Bay Park Towers can easily schedule meetings and visit guests staying at this sleek hotel.
Hampton Inn and Suites - Courtesy of Kobi Karp
The new hotel development trend has had a spillover effect, with new establishments coming to the hospitality parched areas surrounding Edgewater too. You can soon expect to see:
Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences
A sister property of the SLS Hotel South Beach, the Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences are being co-developed by The Related Group, Dezer Development and hotelier Sam Nazarian-run SBE. The hotel comes designed by Arquitectonica with interiors by David Rockwell.
Expect a Hyde music lounge and piano bar, VIP access to the Hyde Beach Club, signature restaurant, private screening theater, Bocce court, full-scale resort-style pool deck, permanent installation of museum quality artwork and private dog park at this 31 story tower. Of the 397 units at the Hyde, 60 will be exclusively hotel and the remaining either condos or condo hotel units. Residents of the nearby Blue, Charter Club, Spark, Bay Park Towers, Naranza, Midtown 2 and Midtown 4 condos will definitely have something new to look forward to.
Hyde Midtown Suites and Residences - Courtesy of Arquitectonica
Triptych Miami Design District
The upscale, multi-use Triptych Miami Design District is being co-developed by the HES Group and JQ in an attempt to tie together business, art and design. The 20-story luxury hotel will feature 296 rooms and suites, 40,000 square feet of business space and 38,000 square feet dedicated to retail. It will be part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
Expect an extensive gallery space (open to both locals and visitors), 24/7 fitness center, Sky Lobby with pool deck and more at this ambitious multi-use development. Midtown 2 and Midtown 4 condo residents will surely appreciate the proximity to this stylish hotel.
These hotel additions are definitely sensible, as Edgewater is the connector to every destination neighborhood in town (Midtown, Design District, South Beach, Downtown Miami, Miami Beach, etc), and with these mid-range hotel options, tourists and business people alike will be certainly filling up these rooms.
Triptych Miami Design District - Courtesy of HES Group and JQ