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Full Plans For Galwan Hotel, Set To Become Brickell’s Biggest

Brazilian developer Galwan’s plan for a 44-story hotel across from Mary Brickell Village is set to be voted on by Miami’s Urban Development Review Board next week.

At 520 rooms, it will be Brickell’s largest hotel (the East hotel at Brickell City Centre will have just 255 rooms.) In total, there will be 173,516 sellable hotel square feet, or an average of 334 square feet per room.

Arquitectonica is the project architect.

 

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John P
John P
3 months 22 days ago

I’m just happy these chicken lots will finally become some useful development…

Mondocondo
Mondocondo
3 months 21 days ago

As this place turns into concrete canyons the chickens will be missed.

wpolom
wpolom
3 months 21 days ago

Brickell is becoming more like Manhattan and developers want to develop in that neighborhood. The location for this hotel is perfect, just across from the metro rail and metro mover stations.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Some articles have called Miami a sub tropical Manhattan. . its getting there.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

not without public transit … and some damn sunlight in the streets.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

im a real estate outsider. someone explain to me how Arquitectonica gets every job?

Marc305
Marc305
3 months 21 days ago

I have been in Real Estate for the past 15 years and I wonder the same thing. Especially lately since they are part of a lawsuit at Icon because they were the ones who designed the pool that will take over a year to fix. The only thing I can come up with is that they have strong relationships with developers. If anyone else has any other theories I would love to hear them.

William
William
3 months 21 days ago

Most associations sue the developers for one reason or another. I think developers build the litigation into their performa since the associations whine and whine about many trivial items. The icon issue with the pool is minor compared to the structural feats of engineering that these towers represent. This firm has a strong track record of solid buildings designed with cost efficiency while not omitting the design side either. I applaud them for their long history and hard work.

Coach
Coach
3 months 21 days ago

Extremely good relationship with Related…and we do Related does 90% of condo projects in Miami

IloveMiami
IloveMiami
3 months 21 days ago

I do not know what they have strong relationships with developers or if the developers lack vision, because in my opinion, Arquitectonica has lost its edge. Their early work during the 70s was notable. Their early condos on Brickell were innovative and beautiful. So iconic as to make it to the opening credits of Miami Vice. That dumb show helped spark interest in our little cowtown and we haven’t looked back since. Most of what they have come up with lately is boring and bland. Enough with the wavy balconies already! Can anyone of you tell me what is our iconic building? Landmark? Other than the beaches, (not really Miami), why would anyone want to come here? What identifies us as a “place”?

Another Anonymous
Another Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

You really think that Miami Vice made Miami…that is really lame and small minded and shows your ignorance. By your reasoning, did LA Law make LA and Dallas make Dallas? Miami was already making tremnedous waves based on so many factors such as taxation, land cost, new zoning that then Mayor Ferré changed, interest in banks and multi-nationals liking Miami as a gate way, the Port development and its increase in capacity for cargo and passengers….and so much more. Read Joan Didion or TD Allman’s books on Miami. Florida was always a place were poeple can invent themselves over and Miami was always a cool place to be since the 1920’s. Its geography really is what makes it a great location as you can get to all of South America, Noth America and Europe on one flight. NYC is 3 hrs away while LA, Rio, Paris, Madrid, Buenos Aires…etc are under 8 hrs. Miami developed its infrustructure since mid 20th century to allow for this phenonmon to happen. Miami is not alone but it is blossoming now and in years to come.

William
William
3 months 22 days ago

That site is quite small. Surprised that the developers want to load that location so heavily. I imagine that occupancy rates are based on certain hotel characteristics such as the amenity’s and meeting space. The surrounding density drives a certain portion of that occupancy and also the pricing. Density still to high though. They are going to be at 100% for a certain number of events throughout the year, and the remaining occupancy rates will suffer (and as such) will require compensatory pricing to keep the place full.

But i’m no hotel guy.. just an armchair quarterback

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Ibis Hotels typically only cost about $80-100/night, it is a modern budget hotel with smaller basic rooms. Considering the average cost of a hotel room in Brickell is $200-400/night, I think they will do just fine. This neighborhood is set to grow tremendously in the next couple years. We are becoming a real downtown CITY

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Please save/move the nice mature trees on this lot.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

as much as im loving the Manhattanizing of downtown I wouldn’t live there because you are virtually held captive in traffic….and just wait for BCC to open…at least in new York there are other modes of travel that take people places they need to go….quality of life might be better in Omni edgewaer,,,at least for next few years,,,,but we do have an awesome skyline in the works!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Traffic in Brickell is not that bad except for the rush hours. Like any other city in the world. But these days you don’t ever need to leave Brickell. I would definitely rather live here than any other part of Miami. The people here are more sophisticated and refined.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

I have lived and/or worked in Brickell since 2002. Now that the Miami Ave Bridge is open to traffic, the 2 closed lanes at Coral Way/Brickell are opened, and the SW 2nd Ave closures are opened, I don’t have any traffic problems.
Mainly because I walk or take the Metros, but driving is much better than other dense cities.

Most people that whine about Brickell traffic don’t live there.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

then I could be wrong….not having lived there I was basing my observation on what I experience when I bike to whole foods and mary brickell…and it probably is around rush hour so im glad to hear its not horrible all the time. I bet it is a good place to live if you work in the neighborhood as well,,,and any big city has traffic issues…

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Yup….In NY, I take the subway and walk…again and again. On some occasions I take a taxi. But, the subway takes me everywhere I need to go. Just wish the metrorail here was like an elevated NYC subway with that many lines.

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 21 days ago

Exactly why I bought in Edgewater. Brickell’s great if you don’t need to leave the Metro loop. Since I work in Pines, it wasn’t even an option. Still a quick bike or trolley ride away

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months 22 days ago

stuffing ten lbs of…. into a five lb box.

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