Demolition Underway At Thompson South Beach Site, Where 150-Room Hotel Planned

A former Citibank branch has been demolished to make way for a hotel in South Beach.

The Thompson South Beach hotel will include 150 rooms. There will also be a ground floor restaurant, as well as a rooftop restaurant and bar next to a pool.

The Citibank had been on the site since 1996. The new building will include a replacement Citibank branch on the ground floor, renderings show.

City records show a demolition permit was applied for last month, but no construction permits to begin work on the new hotel appear to have been filed yet. The proposal was reviewed by the Miaim Beach Planning Board last year.

French architect Rudy Ricciotti is designing the new eight-story hotel with an undulating exterior that harmonizes with Frank Gehry’s SoundScape Park across the street.

Thompson Hotels once owned a property in mid-Miami Beach, which was sold in 2016 to Hyatt and is now known as the Confidante.

 

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

Finally some architecture !!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

It’s nice, even the podium is nice, but it would be nicer if the wave motif extended down the ground.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Build less parking, the Island could be a car free mecca.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Until the floods come

Anonymous
2 years ago

You’re right, especially with it’s extensive mass transit system.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Free fake trolleys with no clear schedule aren’t good enough for you??

Anonymous
2 years ago

No, he wants free Metromover at 30 miles per hour with two tin can cars holding twenty people tops.

Anonymous
2 years ago

At least Metromover is reliable and not stuck in traffic.

Anonymous
2 years ago

lol my 20 year old chevy is more reliable then Metromover

Anonymous
2 years ago

If this person could have it his way, you wouldn’t have a place to park your 20 year old chevy on Miami Beach.

Anonymous
2 years ago

“No, he wants free Metromover at 30 miles per hour with two tin can cars holding twenty people tops.”

Sorry, but don’t knock me for not wanting to walk 20 or more blocks in 87 degree and over very humid weather in MiamiDade County, or watch one of those Tow Truck hustlers on Miami Beach drive off with my car. Yes, I’d rather ride in an air conditioned 30 mile per hour Metromover car any day.

Anonymous
2 years ago

best place to check out exotic cars….but who needs that when you can be stuck on some train trolley or bus with a few dozen of your favorite strangers puking coughing and playing with themselves

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great addition

Anonymous
2 years ago

Frank Ghery did not design the Soundscape Park, West 8, a landscape architecture firm from The Netherlands, designed it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

love the wave motif. very original.

Anonymous
2 years ago

1970s. Mimo.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Well it’s been another fun two-day week at TNM. See you all back here next Wednesday?

Anonymous
2 years ago

This is not worth the effort.

CEC
2 years ago

Originally “The Next Miami” consisted of reports five days a week concerning six projects per day (30 projects per week). Now we are presented reports on 3 projects two days per week (6 projects per week). The metropolitan area is larger now. Why the reduction in the number of reports per week?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Signs of a recession