The 36-room Midtown Inn at 3400 Biscayne is now closed, boarded up and covered with graffiti.
It is slated to be demolished and replaced with a 156-room AC Hotel by Marriott.
Records show that 3H Group Hotels has been trying to obtain a construction permit for the new hotel since November 2016. It has been denied by almost every city department that reviewed the plans, with the most recent denial by Zoning on October 13.
3H also developed the recently opened 151-room Hampton Inn on adjacent property.