Across From Resorts World, Mandala Proposes 31-Story Courtyard By Marriott Hotel Designed By Blur Workshop

Manada Holdings has submitted new plans to build a Courtyard by Marriott hotel across from the Omni.

Architect Blur Workshop of Atlanta is designing the 31-story hotel tower. Blur is also designing the Virgin Hotel proposed on South Miami Avenue in Brickell.

The hotel is proposed to have 269 lodging units. Also included will be 28,261 square feet of meeting rooms, ballrooms and restaurant space, and 16,131
square feet of leased office space.

Mandala had previously submitted plans by Miami architect Allan Shulman for the property. A building on the site has already been demolished by the developer.

No parking will be built as part of the development, and it will instead be provided offsite.

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board will review the proposal on November 20.

 

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Anonymous

Great infill just waiting on resorts world, and waiting, and waiting…

Anonymous

Don’t blame Resort World… the state of Florida has been taking them through the wringers.

Anonymous

Or they could building something else instead of an mega casino.

Anonymous

Yeah, like another hotel or more condos.. yaaawwwnnnn……..

Anonymous

Nothing wrong with that

Anonymous

Nobody is building a mega casino

Anonymous

They should build a mega casino. Build something large destination resort with high end gambling. Tax the gambling and put that money into infrastructure. There are very wealthy international travelers that go through the port or visit Miami.
Just keep it a high end type destination resort with high end gambling only.

JBoard

This would be awful for families and the related real estate market.

Gambling is a cheap attraction for a city as beautiful and cultured as Miami.

Ask yourself, would you want to raise your kids in Las Vegas?

Anonymous

Yeah.. we’ll just rely on South Beach to attract tourist and meanwhile add a Ferris Wheel and this Skyrise contraption to pacify the citizens.

Sheesshhh!.. with people like you, no wonder the city of Miami is largely boring.

Laz

Vegas has affordable middle class housing, a job for every person and more, no more crime or homeless than any other city without a casino. so Yes no problem raising kids there.

POLO

No casino, no Resort World!!!

Anonymous

Yeah, just let tourist come to Miami and see more chickens running around.

Anonymous

Condos and apartments are NOT Resorts World’s business. It’s casinos !!

Anonymous

Even though Resorts World wants to build a “Resort” with a casino in it, some of these numbskulls who come on this site only see the word “casino” and then they think somebody needs them to become some kind of vanguard for all of the citizens of the city.

Anonymous

Great design. I noticed that last render shows Chicago in the background hehe.

Anonymous

Dang… you’re right!

Anonymous

Good observation, maybe it’s a copycat of a building in Chicago

Anonymous

Look again, there is more than just one building in the Chicago skyline that you see in the picture.

BLUR

GOOD CATCH SIR 🙂

marc

Niiiiice.

transplant

Beautiful design, just like the Virgin hotel rendering. Such a shame when the Courtyard Marriot looks like this but down the street Kushner is putting up a lime green square box.

Anonymous

i just hope they both start construction soon.

Anonymous

Hotels and apartment buildings are entirely different projects and require different designs. Anyway, I think that “lime green square box” looks nice.

Anonymous

mr. Kushner himself

Anonymous

Go Jared

Anonymous

Tell you what, there are tons more ugly, tacky, and old apartment buildings you can see in Miami.

Anonymous

Why are you surprised?
We should already be used to the square boxes in Miami

Anonymous

Tell me what large city on this earth that doesn’t have this type of architecture?

Go ahead, I’m waiting….

Anonymous

i live at venetia next door and welcome this to the neighborhood

Anonymous

>No parking will be built

Great news. A shame they have those blank walls… which look like a garage is there.

Anonymous

SO WHAT.. WHO CARES?!!!!

Anonymous

Its a small site, they built to zero lot line, this is normal.

Anonymous

Tell us you don’t own a car, please tell us?!!!

Anonymous

did you not read the headline?? This is a hotel not a residential building

Anonymous

Parking lot whiners sound more like anti-parking activists,repeating the same comments again and again and again. go and open up a facebook page with other parking lot whiners and cry all day long about miami having too many parking garages and stop boring TNM Readers with the same comments

Laz

First, yes I agree with you, all these people that dont want buildings with parking think everyone lives in walking distance of where they work or live and or have access to metrorail or mover thinking it can account for every area of Miami; anyway in the short term no parking is ok with this being that the parking garage of the Omni can handle it, but the day the omni is turned down completely, or partially turned down for future development if parking is not considered than that building is in trouble.

Anonymous

I likkkkkeeee……

Anonymous

Great to see the area urbanize and get more dense

Anonymous

So, what happened with the first design scheme?

Anonymous

Was wondering the same thing! I actually like both, but the other was far more distinctive … was actually one of the projects I was looking forward to the most. 😞 I guess that at least partially explains why we haven’t received any updates in such a long time.

https://www.thenextmiami.com/43-story-hotel-rooftop-bar-proposed-across-resorts-world/

Anonymous

I like this one!!!

Shawn Kouri

Bring it on! Bring more hotels to the area. Completion 2023 or 2024.

Anonymous

It would look better if the cladding wasn’t all over the place giving a messy feeling, or even another design if the ugly 1960s archdiocese residence was included in the assemblage. Along with Melo’s barcode monstrosity, it’s sad to see Miami’s great churches dwarfed by chaotic architecture.

Anonymous

That’s the nicest courtyard Marriott I’ve ever seen, there’s not even a courtyard lmao

Anonymous

Perfect

Anonymous

Of course they downgraded the design.

Anonymous

Yeah, but at least they didn’t go with something like that Natiivo designed crap.

Anonymous

Courtyard by Marriott? Ewwwwwwwww! Come on, give us a more mid scale or upscale brand. The area is already cheesy with the Doubletree, ghetto Subway and the bus station.

Anonymous

Indeed it is

Anonymous

Take your money and show us what you’re talking about…

Anonymous

Bummer that they scrapped the Shulman plan, much more handsome building.

Anonymous

weak design

Anonymous

Yeah, I told them they should’ve went with your Architect Firm.