CitizenM, Miami Worldcenter Associates Break Ground on 351-Room Downtown Hotel
MIAMI — Netherlands-based hotel chain citizenM and developer Miami Worldcenter Associates have broken ground on a new citizenM hotel in downtown Miami. The hotel will be part of a $4 billion mixed-use development called Miami Worldcenter. Owner, operator and developer citizenM and master developer of the mixed-use campus Miami Worldcenter Associates will make the 700 NE 2nd Ave. property into a 12-story, 351-room hotel spanning 128,000 square feet. According to plans from general contractor Suffolk Construction and architectural firm Gensler, the hotel will feature a sundeck and rooftop bar, as well as 1,850 square feet for societyM, citizenM’s branded creative spaces and meeting rooms. The site is located across the street from the MiamiCentral terminal and adjacent to Miami Worldcenter’s pedestrian-only, open-air shopping promenade. Miami Worldcenter is a 27-acre “city within a city” delivering in phases. It will feature residential, commercial and hospitality uses, as well as of 300,000 square feet of retail, restaurant and entertainment space. The project’s first phase includes the recently completed Paramount Miami Worldcenter that features 513 upscale condominiums; the 444-unit Caoba apartment tower, which opened earlier this year; and the 434-unit Luma rental tower, now underway. In addition, Hines is preparing to build a new tower that will offer up to 500,000 square feet of office space, and MDM Group is planning a convention hotel with 600,000 square feet of exhibition space.