Aloft South Beach Tops Off

Aloft South Beach, an adaptive reuse project announced earlier in May topped off according to JMH Development, one of the partners in the joint venture that develops the new 235-room hotel in the heart of Miami’s South Beach submarket.

Aloft South Beach, an adaptive reuse project announced earlier in May topped off according to JMH Development, one of the partners in the joint venture that develops the new 235-room hotel in the heart of Miami’s South Beach submarket.

With a presence in fourteen countries, Starwood’s portfolio of Aloft branded hotels has the modern, active traveler in its crosshairs, offering state-of-the -art tech solutions such as smartphone-based check-in at more than 100 of its locations worldwide. Aloft South Beach joins Aloft Miami-Brickell and Aloft Miami Doral as the brand’s third hotel in the Miami area.

JMH teamed up with Madden Real Estate Ventures to develop the new hotel, which is an adaptive reuse of the historic Motel Ankara. ADD Inc. is responsible for the design and Plaza Construction servies as the main contractor.  Apart from the Motel Ankara building, the project also includes a new eight-story tower.

The Aloft South Beach’s waterfront site has access to Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal, which practically wrap around the property. On-site amenities will include an outdoor pool, roof deck lounge, a 24-hour fitness center and 2,349 square feet of flexible meeting space ideal for both business meetings and social gatherings

Its location just one block from the shores of Miami Beach also grants easy access to the Miami Beach Convention Center, several art galleries, the Bass Museum of Art and numerous night clubs, restaurants and boutiques. Its rooms averaging over 360 square feet makeit unique in the South Beach market.

Aloft South Beach will be first newly constructed hotel to open in South Beach since 2009 and it is scheduled to start its activity in early 2015.

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