Jungle Island Owner Proposes 300-Room Hotel (Updated)

Jungle Island’s operators will soon be requesting city permission to build a hotel on the property.

ESJ Capital Partners is proposing a 300-room hotel on what is currently the site of a parking garage. It would rise 130 feet, according to The Real Deal.

The city owns the land and leases it to ESJ. The company is offering to pay $250,000 per year in additional rent for 36 months, in exchange for the hotel rights. After 36 months, the minimum base rent will be $1.15 million, or 5% of gross revenue, whichever is greater.

Miami commissioners must approve the deal, which could come before them for approval this month. It must then be approved in a referendum by voters.

 

Update: The amount of rent being offered has been updated, and new renderings have been added.

 

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Anonymous
2 years ago

That’s the best design they could come up with!? Wow that’s gnarly…hideous!!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Ew. Gross.

Anonymous
2 years ago

If anything gets built on that site it should be iconic. This is far from it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Why? It’s a crappy location.

Anonymous
2 years ago

A lot of people look at it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

That wall is horrendous!

Anonymous
2 years ago

Dated

Anonymous
2 years ago

Site can certainly use a nice water-themed hotel.. will be amazing.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing that there finally seems to be a consensus on this site about what qualifies as an ugly building.

Anonymous
2 years ago

its ugly and clearly they are trying to build a resort on the island not just a “hotel” they got a impossible to find location in miami.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Looks like a building in Google Maps 3D. Weird and deformed.

Traffic? To the Beach?
2 years ago

The site id owned by the taxpayers. It should be used as a public park.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Great location for a public park with free trams from Bayside

Anonymous
2 years ago

The best part is that all you morons voicing your opinion on ugliness have no bearing on what’s going to happen with the land.

Who gives a shot what they build there, it has no effect on you what so ever.

But it will effect the Japanese garden next to it so why not complain about that? That is what’s important!

Self centered, entitled douche bags

Anonymous
2 years ago

I wish whoever would build some thirty, forty, and 50 story towers on this island and let that be it.

Anonymous
2 years ago

The actual building is nice, almost like a piece of a cruise ship. Yeah… all the wavy stuff doesn’t seen to fit right. Maybe more detailed renderings will come in the future.

We need investment on Watson Island, especially if Island Gardens won’t build, maybe waiting for proven success this development might create.

Anonymous
2 years ago

just an awful design by a sub-par architect and even worse developer total disaster awaits !!! do we really need another hotel-more traffic on 395 to the beach-more traffic on the venetian causeway-these themed water parks are potential death traps….look up the stats-these guys are giving the city all of $250k a year … what a joke, for that amount it might as well be free. Miami the most politically corrupt place in the country

Anonymous
2 years ago

The design was made in cooperation with residents who initially opposed a hotel concept… It is done with view corridors in mind do it limits the ability to height and density…if done right will be a nice fit

Anonymous
2 years ago

Also that wall is actually existing garage…this will be built on top

marc
2 years ago

Why not wrap the terraces all the way around instead of that wall?

Anonymous
2 years ago

Don’t encourage this hideous looking development.

Anonymous
2 years ago

Serious, let them propose this hideous design and let it die.