Photos Show Topped Off 21-Story CitizenM Hotel In Brickell Looking Tiny Next To A 736-Foot Tower Across The Street

Brickell’s CitizenM Hotel tower has topped off, new photos show.

The CitizenM hotel in Brickell is 21 stories and 277 feet tall, according to construction filings.

By comparison, the 64-story Brickell Flatiron tower across the street is 736 feet tall. SLS Lux, which can also be seen in the photos, is 57 stories and 648 feet above ground.

One reason for CitizenM’s short height is that it is being built without any parking garage podium at the base, unlike most other towers in the area.

The hotel is being built next door to Mary Brickell Village on the property where the popular Perricone’s restaurant was formerly located.

There will be 252 rooms in the hotel, along with 4,174 square feet of commercial space at the ground floor.

Rooms in the hotel will be micro-sized, starting at just 157 square feet.

Gensler is the architect.

 

(photos: Aaron DeMayo)

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Anonymous
11 months ago

This under size East German looking building replaced perricones

Anonymous
11 months ago

But, this is much, much taller than Perricones. And believe me, the owner of Perricones got paid.. a lot to!

Anonymous
11 months ago

$16MM for an 11,000 sq. ft. lot. The Flatiron lot was only $8MM more!

Anonymous
11 months ago

You mean…too, as in also, right?

Anonymous
11 months ago

That’s only if the words “a lot” wasn’t used.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Nope! Sorry…wrong. This is what happens when you spend your time looking at your phone instead of paying attention in class.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Weren’t used…weren’t used! (a lot…2 words…plural)

Anonymous
11 months ago

lol

Anonymous
11 months ago

Terrible

Anonymous
11 months ago

Opinion noted. You see anything else in the area you don’t like?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yes, rents! Too high.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Corrupt property managers

Anonymous
11 months ago

Too bad you two anonymous commenters can’t do anything but complain… because they have the money, all you two have is the gripe.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Who hurt you?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Mommy.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Actually no, the renters have the money and the landlords rely on getting that renters money so yeah renters got lots of say. They are the customers. If you ever move out of mamacita’s casa you’ll understand.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Huh?

Azarius
11 months ago

The Virgin Hotel down the street from this will be a beautiful addition to the area and will definitely show up this hotel. I’m convinced they like cheap underwhelming buildings in hot locations to maximize their profits on their horrible projects

Anonymous
11 months ago

The deal fell through according to the owner of the liquor store

Anonymous
11 months ago

Say what? Who likes cheap buildings? Anyway Virgin seems to be out. it’s a starcrossed site due to its shape.

Dan
10 months ago

The hotel on the corner on that empty lot by the metro stop looks nice too. I hope they end up building it.

Anonymous
11 months ago

hey no parking podium but lets design it like it has a parking podium.

POLO
11 months ago

They should install a Times Square type sign on the north facing wall for some extra revenue.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Agreed not sure why BCC didn’t do that

Anonymous
11 months ago

Because those types of signs aren’t allowed under Miami 21. You can’t have animated or flashing signs, which includes digital billboards. Unless you’re not referring to the mega screens with changing advertisements, it’s just not allowed currently.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I was referring to mega screens, also I’m just these developers can easily lobby local politicians to change this. How hard can it possible be to buy Miami politicians?

Anonymous
11 months ago

You can, but residents would probably also strongly oppose it. There’s a lot of Baby Boomers living in Downtown and Brickell that complain about things like noise and lights. Despite moving to the nuisance, they’re able to successfully block things typical of an urban core.

Anonymous
11 months ago

We don’t need to copy times square

Anonymous
11 months ago

Prime real estate and you build a little 252 room hotel? This could have been in Wynwood somewhere not Brickell!

Anonymous
11 months ago

You need diversity in hoteliers. Being in the financial district and close to downtown, you want a mix of hotel types. There’s nothing wrong with a smaller hotel in Brickell.

Anonymous
11 months ago

diversify, or atomize?

Anonymous
11 months ago

small lot, little chance of assembling onto, so what’s a mother to do? Office? Apts? Park for the city – now there’s an idea.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Lol it literally used to be a pocket park

Anonymous
11 months ago

The pocket park is still there

Anonymous
11 months ago

Size doesn’t matter😅

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah…right!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Should have built a 21-story parking lot, would make a lot more coin!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Plates get too small above the 8th floor, so probably not.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I’m thrilled you didn’t write “should of”.

Bernie
11 months ago

Anyone know why there’s a solid concrete wall as the north facade?

Anonymous
11 months ago

There’s supposed to be a mural on one of the concrete facades, maybe it’ll be that one. Can’t tell from the rendering if the mural is on the north side or not.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Correct amigo

KC Jones
11 months ago

Sheer wall for lateral support, makes longer spans on north south axis and greater column spacing.

Anonymous
11 months ago

You can still cover a support wall with texture via impressions in stucco or paint like a mural.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I bet you go to all the Art Basel events.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Que inteligente Mr. Jones!

Anonymous
11 months ago

Because the south, east and west walls were already taken?

Anonymous
11 months ago

The one at MWC is uglier still…

Anonymous
11 months ago

That one is really nice and purposely short not to obstruct views of Paramount.

Azarius
11 months ago

It really is! With that one I understand the height issue but the design is horrible they really could’ve done better lol

Anonymous
11 months ago

I like the design, not everything needs to be iconic. I just wonder what will happen to the parking lot in front of it.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Just wait until those “art” decals of beach balls go up around it

Anonymous
11 months ago

So many whiners on here

Anonymous
11 months ago

Shortie

Anonymous
11 months ago

Hope the commercial space on the ground floor will add to the density of the neighborhood.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Yeah cause let me tell you this area is really lacking density

Anonymous
11 months ago

… and restaurants to eat in.

Anonymous
11 months ago

retail density, are you kidding?

Anonymous
11 months ago

The lot next door with Starbucks has potential to be a skyscraper

Anonymous
11 months ago

triangle lot is too small, so that’s not the case, but dream on. Maybe Ugo will sell it too you.

Dan
10 months ago

I see more potential to buy out the small buildings between 8th and 10th street. That lot next the the Starbucks under the Bond is so small and it’s fine to be used as green space especially once they tear down the flatiron sales center.

Anonymous
11 months ago

I honestly think this is a perfect location for a hotel, close to MBV and BCC.

Anonymous
11 months ago

and close to 15 other hotels, mostly empty now, which I guess doesn’t matter in the hotel industry.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Great! 252 closets with pull down cots and a subway downstairs. Nice.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Micro – CRAP.
The future is not micro, boys.

320Pilot
11 months ago

I live in one of the nearby buildings and always wondered what this building was, at first it appeared to be a massive storage unit LOL. The hotel itself seems to be a cool addition to the neighborhood and not every new project in brickell needs to be 50 stories plus (would have blocked my view to boot). I’m way more excited about the Virgin hotel however.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Unfortunatey the Virgin Hotel deal fell through.

Dan
10 months ago

How come?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Height isn’t everything.

Anonymous
11 months ago

Shortness isn’t either.

Anonymous
11 months ago

lot is too small to build anything higher – ran out of FAR. Cheers.

Dan
10 months ago

What is “FAR”? Sorry.

Luis
11 months ago

agreed with you. But, the design is just terrible. It looks like it was designed by new yorkers for new york and copy-pasted here.. I can see 2 blind façade.. one of them facing Brickell Ave.. pretty sure gensler even know where is located

Anonymous G
11 months ago

Cool looking hotel building.

Luis
11 months ago

Cool looking? Tell me where?? bored as hell

Luis
11 months ago

I hope they are planning to use the Mary brickell roof top as a terrace.. well, maybe new york designers didnt even know what they have next to it.. shame!

Anonymous
11 months ago

tiny, ugly and it does not have parking but still look like it has a podium, what a WASTE

Anonymous
11 months ago

what’s going on with the revamping of Flagler st in downtown ?

Anonymous
11 months ago

Tumbleweeds and crickets

Anonymous
11 months ago

Lol.

J.
11 months ago

I think the building looks lovely. FIGHT ME.

Anonymous
11 months ago

CitizenMierda-pinchada-en-un-palo

Anonymous
10 months ago

U G L Y

Azarius
11 months ago

This exposed Brickell as a shell casing of a downtown. most of the height is on the perimeter, the center is so low in height

Anonymous
11 months ago

LOL WHAT? The flatiron is in the middle of Brickell and is one the tallest buildings. The surrounding buildings are also 400+ feet

Anonymous
11 months ago

I would argue that the center has the most density, I don’t even think NYC has buildings that tall that close to each other.

320Pilot
11 months ago

You can probably count on one hand the number of cities on this continent that have more height in a few blocks than this section of Brickell. Even in NYC you see buildings the height of this new hotel nestled next to much taller buildings.