Design Refinements Submitted For 800-Room Grand Hyatt Miami Beach

Developers planning the Grand Hyatt Convention Center hotel in Miami Beach have submitted design refinements to a city board for review.

The Miami Beach Design Review Board had requested the changes at a previous meeting, and also requested that the updated designs be submitted for review once they had been made.

The developer is additionally requesting the board approve a variance to allow the building to encroach into a ten-foot ground-level setback required by city code.

A meeting of the Design Review Board with the Grand Hyatt modifications on the agenda is scheduled for April 2. To see the full set of revisions, click here.

The hotel is set to become one of the largest built in Miami’s history.

As of November, early utility work was 95% complete, including work that required closing city streets and the adjacent Jackie Gleason Theater. The developer was said to have already spent $20m on the project.

The Grand Hyatt is expected to cost around $600m to develop, and include:

  • 800 rooms (including 48 suites)
  • amenities including a gym, two pools, and a resort style pool deck
  • 90,000 square feet of indoor meeting/conference space, plus 10,000 square feet outdoors
  • 5 food and beverage outlets, including a signature restaurant that is already leased
  • A Grand Hyatt club lounge
  • 320 parking spaces

David Martin of Terra Group and Jackie Soffer of Turnberry are the developers. Bernardo Fort-Brescia’s Arquitectonica is the architect.

 

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Bilbo Baggins
28 days ago

A great project for the beach and a fantastic addition to the convention center. This will definitely help advance it’s status as a world class venue for events of all sizes.

Hopefully this will bring in even larger events in the future. This will also make it easier for guests to stay closer to where they need to be instead of commuting all around the beach from the center to wherever they might be staying (and provide convenient lodging for those visiting the Fillmore as well).

Javanka
28 days ago

I wants more gun shows.

Javanka
28 days ago

There’s some valuable waterfront property there, why don’t the people living there just leave? Why don’t their Floridian neighbors want them? Broward or Tampa should take them in. It’s time to clean it up.

Jiden
26 days ago

No need to worry, folks! The Miami Beach commissioners are standing firm, blocking a train in protest. We understand your frustration, with those barriers causing quite a stir. They claim it’s all about security, not about making room for fancy waterfront developments.

But hey, we’re not blind to the fact that locals need their essentials too, like food and medicine. That’s why we’re thinking of building a pier to ensure these vital supplies can still make their way in. And if any of us end up wandering onto that pier, well, we might just find ourselves taking an unexpected dip. But fear not, because those fancy cruise ships will be ready to provide a comfortable retreat at sea for anyone who needs it!

Jiden
26 days ago

Note: This satire reflects on transit and development complexities, supporting all Miami Beach residents and inspiring community initiatives. It does not reflect my personal views. I admire our leaders’ work in supporting safe and prosperous communities.

Anonymous
28 days ago

I want less ChatGPT circlejerks.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Hey! People are sharing amazing ideas that make our community better. Just because people add value and ideas by utilizing full sentences, doesn’t mean they’re robots. Robots just repeat three word insults.

Jordan
28 days ago

Agreed.
Many of the largest conventions REQUIRE a convention hotel connection.
When this is complete, that box is checked, and the economic development impact of consistent convention business will make a greater impact.

Anonymous
27 days ago

A world class convention center should be built right by I-95 in downtown Miami so visitors can enjoy the new diverse city amenities and have lots of hotels nearby, especially since Miami Beach doesn’t seem to want more traffic coming in.

Analyst
28 days ago

The big question is if they got construction financing yet.

MIami Beach
27 days ago

need the metro mover

Anonymous
28 days ago

I’m really worried about tourism in Miami Beach. Who would want to visit when it feels like a police state with checkpoints everywhere? The traffic getting in there is already a nightmare. I hope they come up with a better solution that isn’t so extreme next year. Plus, they urgently need a metro rail extension there! (It’s easier to monitor crowds through transit than stopping one car at a time.)

Anonymous
28 days ago

Fort Lauderdale cracked down on spring break in the 80’s. It’ll take a few years to change the culture and travel patterns. So I expect more of the same next year.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami Beach will never be an exclusive enclave like Palm Beach, if that’s the goal. It’s a tourist destination for everyone.

Joseph Morgans
28 days ago

I disagree with everything you said. I live here for 20 years. Thank goodeness our city stopped the spring break nonsense. No we don’t want the metro-rail, that is clear by the locals. This project will help with traffic, just stay at the hotel and walk over. Miami beach will return to it’s glamour, just wait and see.

Anonymous
28 days ago

All the locals I know in Miami Beach are desperately calling for one and being ignored because of few elites.

Anonymous
28 days ago

The glamour is still there in some parts and on the other side of the bay.

Bilbo Baggins
28 days ago

Second all of this.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Would you rather be robbed and have your face ripped off by a Spring Breaker on bath salts, who came here on a Spirit flight?

Anonymous
27 days ago

Those kind of people probably live there already.

Bilbo Baggins
28 days ago

Normal people who want to visit a place that’s safe and clean maybe? Also the checkpoints are there during very specific hours once a year a few times…and only for people entering the beach. For those already here, it’s a non issue.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Nothing says tranquil vacation like flashing sirens on every block and a brigade of 50 police officers on bikes whistling and yelling at people. Hope it was just this once and something better comes of it next year if the businesses stay and patrons return.

Jordan
28 days ago

Ummm….

Art Basel, the largest art show on the planet earth, has never mentioned an “urgent need” for a MetroRail or any government train. For over a decade, Art Basel continues to flourish.

I totally understand what you are saying Comrade…..
WE NEED to have a Central Program oon wischt to kep kontrol oof da peapal.

Poot awl da peapal oonst da trahn to betta monita ann kontrol dem.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Miami Beach is witnessing a surge in towering structures. While I lean towards low-rise buildings, if developers pursue high-rises, the city should prioritize trains or, at the very least, trendy trolley shuttles to manage the ensuing traffic effectively.

Anonymous
28 days ago

What an eyesore that Jackie Gleason theater is!

SNL skit
28 days ago

The Jackie has a lot of history in Miami Beach!

Guest Miami Beach
24 days ago

They really messed up the rendering of City Hall. They made it look like a different building.

Jeremey Howlett
28 days ago

Maybe the engineers need to take another look at how the pool deck is going to be supported. I don’t see any support Columns in the ballroom which is quite large, more than an acre of open interior space, 52k square feet to be exact. Also, they shouldn’t be allowed to encroach. Miami Beach is full of buildings that are built up too and past property lines. Architects need to start respecting boundaries. Of course if they were building taller that would be a totally different scenario.

Anonymous
28 days ago

Still another unimaginative squat box for Miami Beach.