Themed Jungle Island Hotel With Signature Staircase Approved By UDRB

Miami’s Urban Development Review Board granted approval in October for a Jungle Island themed hotel.

In a 4-2 vote, the board recommended the following conditions:

  1.  Re-evaluate the location of the pool to be located at a higher level with views
  2. Reconsider entrance to the hotel with views
  3. Add further detail into consideration to the architecture of the hotel

The project includes:

  • A hotel with up to 300 rooms
  • A reconstructed parking garage with 787 spaces
  • Addition of 12,000 square feet of meeting space to existing ballroom and meeting space
  • Rooftop and lobby level restaurants
  • A signature artistic staircase connecting to the Japanese Gardens next door
  • New and modifies attractions within the park

Eoa is the architect.

 

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Anonymous
1 year ago

Wow! Absolutely beautiful

Anonymous
1 year ago

Cant wait for this to get going!

Azarius
1 year ago

Love the design but I’m with the recommendations, I think more could be done on the green roof to maximize views. Especially with a roof top pool, but everything else is great

Azarius
1 year ago

I wonder if it’ll have a Metro rail stop here? That’ll be nice between downtown and sobe

Anonymous
1 year ago

The SMART Plan originally included a stop along the Beach corridor to serve Jungle Island and the Children’s Museum, but with the PPP monorail that’s probably happening, who knows. It’ll probably end up being just a two stop “shuttle” across the bay just to save money and get it done faster unfortunately. Profit is the motive now.

Anonymous
1 year ago

The unsolicited bid from Genting’s group really messed up what could have been the most traveled transit corridor in Miami-Dade. Extending the Metromover would have been a much smarter, better integrated option even if it cost more. Thirsty for a casino they are, so a monorail it seems we get.

Azarius
1 year ago

No way the metro rail is far better transportation than metromover!! Metromover makes me feel like the thing is about to tip over!! Hate riding it! Should jus have the MetroRail service all stops

Anonymous
1 year ago

The cost of a Metro-Rail system is significantly higher and noisier.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Metrorail is just too big for the Beach. The infrastructure required for elevated heavy rail would require too much space in such a compact urban area like Miami Beach.

Anonymous G
1 year ago

Beautiful! Would love to be the Superintendent for the GC on this project! I hope they get this going asap!

Kev
1 year ago

Take me on as an intern! I need experience ahahah!

J.
1 year ago

I hope they give the Japanese Gardens next door a make over too. This will be a great opportunity to connect the two!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Beautiful design but it looks like it could be taller. Why not take advantage of the waterfront/skyline views?

Tweety loves Miami
1 year ago

Miami absolutely winning!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Meanwhile, that carpetbagger sits on the most prime piece of real estate on the other side of Watson Island and all he’s done in over a decade is create a trailer park bar and throw some sticks in the water for yachts. Unfreakingbelievable !!!!

Anonymous
1 year ago

Terrible car-centric location for a tourist hotel.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Haven’t you heard?.. tourist will get there by boat!

Shesshh!…..

Anonymous
1 year ago

Good. People like cars.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Boring. Since it is arguably the last piece of public-owned waterfront, it should have been iconic, a landmark for the city.

GBA
1 year ago

Agreed. It needs more parking podium.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Haha

Azarius
1 year ago

I do wish it had a more iconic design, especially sitting between the best water views in the city!

Anonymous
1 year ago

It’s not even that tall. Current design is beautiful.

Anonymous
1 year ago

A 60s Mimo design that is dated from the start. The attempts to dress it up with flashy shots is laughable. Another missed opportunity on such a valuable location.

Anonymous
1 year ago

Well, I mean, it looks alright to me for a “concrete jungle island.”

Anonymous
1 year ago

Don’t tell that to architectural snobs, who put on pedestals sad attempts to localize architecture based on ideals to make the entire world look the same, while calling tradition kitsch.