36-Story The Bentley Edgewater Gets Marriott Branding

Edgewater could be getting another hotel with the Marriott flag.

The Bentley Edgewater will have 207 rooms in a 36-story tower, and will be part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, according to the project website. Units are being sold as condo-hotel.

Previously, the project had been referred to as the Hilton Bentley Edgewater. Developer The Heafey Group owns a Hilton in South Beach.

The project is now moving through the approval process, with the Kobi Karp-designed plans set for UDRB review this week.

 

 

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Anonymous
4 years ago

Edgewater should become a bustling neighborhood. Hopefully it gets more prime retail and restaurant options along Biscayne (besides furniture store after furniture store).

Anonymous
4 years ago

I expect retail shopping and restaurants will come with the population growth.. several office towers in the planning stages on west side of Biscayne.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Are there office towers planned for the West side of Biscayne?
I’m not aware of any. That is good news. It’s badly needed.

JF
4 years ago

Which Office towers? Haven’t heard of any

Anonymous
4 years ago

Needs mass-transit. Right now the Biscayne highway chokes Edgewater. Light rail from Omni up to 79th Street and/or traffic-calming/road diet.

Anonymous
4 years ago

I agree transit is sorely needed to truly progress–not just Edgewater/wynwood/midtown/design district, but also for the overall city and a connected urban core. But Biscayne hardly currently “chokes” Edgewater. As someone who lives there and has to drive to work out of necessity, it is much easier to drive around at any time of day or night than Brickell Drive. Any road can get congested with enough density, which is why options and forward-thinking are necessary. What’s that tipping point with Edgewater? We will probably find out after this cycle, and I might be singing another tune about being choked.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Edgewater IS a bustling neighborhood, it will only continue to develop and get better.

Anonymous
4 years ago

Ehhhh, debatable. Maybe on the small stretch along Margaret Pace, but the rest of it would be considered “up and coming” in most areas. I have a unit in one of the new buildings with all the development around me (Icon/Bay House/Crimson/Biscayne Beach/Paraiso/etc.) and my in-laws were glad they had their concealed weapons permit when visiting.

Maire Twomey
4 years ago

Kobi Karp is a rip off artist…he looks at trends and copies at whim. In this case he takes from Chad Oppenheim’s 10 Museum Park. Kobi low balls and is notoriously cheap and works his staff down. That’s his formula, not much to it and smart from a business perspective. In business school, its the Burger King case study when BK realized that the market could absorb more fast food chains that MacDonalds defined. In time, BK survives by distinguishing itself with its own product offerings. In architecture, that’s not really necessary because developers will pay a base price to the firm that can quickly define the product and not waste time in design development.

IloveMiami
4 years ago

Wow. You sound really smart MT.

Anonymous
4 years ago

And I wonder who Chad Oppenheim has “borrowed” design from?

Frank Chase
4 years ago

You are spot on MT, however, Kobi does not care and will cater to the developer who is looking for an architect that will define the product and go from Schematic, short cut DD and go to CD and permitting. It’s business and he understands how to cater his product and for whom. These developers will not spend too much on the design exploration and need a quick solution to their sites that are held at an expense and are time sensitive. The legal teams actually make on the permitting phase per margin than the design teams.BTW, that is the same formula with Arquitectonica now and has been for several years. Same with Stantec and others. You will not get that with the firms that are designing the most distinguished projects (Zaha Hadid, Foster, KPF, OMA, SOM, SHoP, Viñoly, BIG, Asymptote…and others). Miami is not unique to this formula. All big cities have this same trend as you can see in NYC, Chicago, LA, SF, Philadelphia, Boston and more. What is unique however to Miami, is the abundance of named designers that are working on projects because what is clear is that many developers see the market advantage for quality design that sells in a media savy and social conscious market like Miami.

City Commissioner
4 years ago

Kopi Karp

Anonymous
4 years ago

Same ugly architecture with McDonald’s and Pollo Tropical as neighbors, new hotel flag.