51-Story Downtown Miami Tower Opening Soon

Get ready for hundreds more short and long-term residents in Downtown Miami, with the 51-story 601 Miami tower said to be opening shortly.

Stayntouch, which provides hotel property management software, said in a press release yesterday that the 688-room Gale Miami Hotel and Residences is planned open on May 1.

As of this morning, rooms are available on Booking.com beginning May 4.

The building will also include 125,000 square feet of office, and 20,000 square feet of event space.

The ground floor will have 9,000 square feet of restaurant space, including an outdoor garden and a Bodega Taqueria.

 

 

Photos below taken at the end of January:


(photos: Phillip Pessar)

 

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Brickell rezi
5 days ago

Ten years from now, allowing our entire downtown core to be short-term rentals will be considered the biggest urban planning mistake in our city’s history. Almost every downtown development is going to be short-term rental. It does nothing to deliver housing affordability for our growing community, and the excess supply of tough to regulate STR rooms (and eventual downward price pressure on per night rooms) will create a less than ideal community vs. if these were long-term residential.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Could not agree more!

Anonymous
4 days ago

Agreed. This is the WeWork downfall concept.

Marcus D.
5 days ago

Short term rentals could easily be converted into condos, if needed.

Anonymous
5 days ago

This. So many more urban planning mistakes, like bloated parking requirements, handing out waivers from Miami21 like candy, and no design guidelines to keep two out of every three buildings from being a box.

Anonymous
1 day ago

Miami 21 should be reformed. Stop building parking garages and make sure they’re all masked with liner units or no garges at all – they’re not necessary.

Jordan
1 day ago

Actually, they already are condos.

The condo owner can decide if his resident stays 10 years, 10 months, 10 days, or whatever.

James
5 days ago

For real. The only people interested in allowing short-term rentals are out-of-state investors. It only serves to limit housing/rental supply and cater to transient non-residents who have no stake in the local economy.

Jordan
1 day ago

Wrong. I don’t live out of state, and I am for property owners rights.

Wrong. When you buy a piece of land or a parking lot, you are not limiting housing supply. When you build a building on your land, you are not limiting housing supply. When a property owner builds 300+ new dwelling units in no honest way can you say he’s limiting housing supply.

Property owners who vote with their dollars to buy property in Miami should be able to do so.
The guests who will pay upwards of $2,500 per month PLUS sales tax PLUS Resort tax on top of that DO have a stake 8n the local economy.

You like parking lots more than $250m buildings?
For real?

Anonymous
5 days ago

It’s all about a balance. We also need to provide investment opportunities for locals looking to diversify their assets. Miami is synonymous with vacation, so an STR unit will always be in demand. A really great investment. A nice compromise is a building allowing only 30 day minimum stays.

Anon
5 days ago

Okay, but every new development being a short term rental is NOT balance.

Anonymous
4 days ago

They cheated out. Couldn’t they give the lines dimension and wrap around the entire frame of the windows? These flat details are becoming obnoxious

Taxed Out
5 days ago

Even though it’s not very Miami, the brick looks really nice in person

Mmmm
5 days ago

Good! It’s a welcome change.

Anonymous
4 days ago

West Palm did it better with dimensional red lines between the glass. Miami needs to stop building such flat structures, add some depth

anonymous
5 days ago

Good news , the revival of 6th st begins

Anonymous
5 days ago

Bodega is perfect for this location! Can’t wait for it.

Cover the Podiums
5 days ago

This is the amount of detail that developers should be paying attention to when it comes to podiums

Anonymous
5 days ago

Not too keen on the random placement of the recessed terraces versus windows.

Anonymous
4 days ago

Every other city developing in Florida pays attention to detail and creates amazing balanced windows and details around windows. Miami needs new developers and designers

Jenny
5 days ago

Wasn’t Eataly supposed to open here?

Marcus D.
5 days ago

They said “Italian market” not “Eataly” and I think 9,000 sq/fr is too small for Eataly but that would be great. Hopefully it will open at some point!

Anonymous
5 days ago

This is so sad. I’m normally excited about grand openings. But this seems like such a missed opportunity to help Miami current affordability issue. This could have been +600 new units that could have provided lodging to +600 local families. Instead, we’re providing more “rooms” to bookings.com,

Anonymous
4 days ago

Are local families prohibited from living here? I’m a local and considered buying here so that I could rent out my unit when I’m out of the country. I’m sure there are others like me in this building.

Anonymous
4 days ago

I confirm to you that you won’t. I’m a STR investor myself, and unfortunately it’s not how it works. STR buildings have a big $ premium for that flexibility they provide (compared to similar buildings) because more out of town investors are interested in them than regular buildings. And quality of life is horrible in those buildings. So no local person in their right mind will pay more to live in such a shitty building, when for the same price you can get a 2x better unit in a better neighboring building. I’m the only crazy person who does that because it’s easier for me to manage all my other units by living right on the spot, but it sucks, and I’m considering moving because of my kids. Therefore, market laws dictate that once a building allows Airbnb, the entire building becomes Airbnb, with very little exceptions to that rule such as in my case. There’s less than 5% of the units in my building with permanent residents, and we have over 400 units. It’s a (shitty) hotel, plain and simple, with very few of us living in it.

Jordan
1 day ago

Of course local Miamians can live there.
Yes, there will be.

Anonymous
5 days ago

Who’s bright idea was that cheesy welcome sign? What is this, the Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway near Kissimmee?

Anonymous
4 days ago

I love welcome signs, we should have a big Miami sign on i95 like Orlando.

Calivalle
4 days ago

Awesome i love tacos..

Anonymous
4 days ago

Confused. Is this NATIIVO? or GALE MIAMI HOTEL?

Anonymous
4 days ago

Or even “STAYNTOUCH”. aka AirBNB aka VRBO…..

Joseph
4 days ago

Is both, Natiivo and Gale Hotel at lower floors

Alpina
5 days ago

Love the low part

Anon
5 days ago

I think that was supposed to resemble brick at one point

Anonymous
5 days ago

it is brick and if you go in person it actually looks pretty decent and distinct compared to the rest of Miami and it’s surroundings.

Brick'a Flick
5 days ago

it is not. It is stamped stucco with brick pattern.

Anonymous
1 day ago

The lines around the window are flat. They should be curved.