Groundbreaking for the project took place in November 2015, so construction took about five and a half years.
The interior architecture is in Brutalist style and features poured concrete and rigid geometric lines. Lobby photography depicts Mary Brickell and Julia Tuttle overlaid with a modern photograph of Brickell
The 140 guest rooms showcase local artwork and circular rugs inspired by the ancient Miami Circle archaeological site unearthed close to the hotel.
According to hotel operator IHG, the site was key in telling the story of Miami Brickell’s earliest inhabitants – the indigenous Tequesta people, who lived in the area for over 2,000 years.
Interior design is by Angel Sanchez of Sanchez + Coleman Studio.