Hotels are in the Works in Miami, Tampa

NATIONAL REPORT—What hotels are coming to Florida? Here are the details.

One Eleven Wynwood Hotel by Sonder Set to be Miami Flagship
Andres Klein, founder and principal of BH Investment Group (BHIG), a U.S.-based real estate private equity, investment and development company with operations in Miami and New York, along with New York developer Andres Hogg of Hogg Holdings and Eduardo Vargas, long-time Wynwood investor and former gallery owner, announce One Eleven Wynwood Hotel by Sonder, set to be the first hotel delivery in Wynwood with completion estimated for summer of 2021. The five-story, new construction development will break ground in early 2020.

The developers recently signed on Sonder, a tech-enabled hospitality company, as lease tenant and hotel operator for the 72 hotel suites.

“We’re so excited to have brought in a major player to the market like Sonder for this unique property and are excited to explore more opportunities with them,” said Andres Klein of BHIG. “We believe they can complement our high-end rooftop pool and dining experience that will offer a space unlike any other in Wynwood, as well as the centrally located ground-floor retail.”

Beyond the 72 rooms with kitchenettes that will be operated by Sonder, the building will also feature a 6,000-sq.-ft. rooftop pool and dining area, and more than 6000 sq. ft. of ground-floor retail space for three to four dynamic culinary, commercial or experiential concepts. DSS Construction, who managed the Yotel Pad and Four Seasons Surfside, will lead construction management on the project designed by Swiss based RDR architects in conjunction with local architect of record Alain Bartroli Architecture.

“This will be our flagship property in the market,” said Sam Artmann, GM of Sonder in Miami. “The heightened food and beverage concepts they are looking to attract for the rooftop and retail will be amazing amenities for our guests and help discover the best Wynwood has to offer.”

The partnership also committed to donating 72 transitional homes for people living in extreme poverty situations in Latin America through the Home4Home program, the first ever “one-to-one” giving program for homes in the world. Klein, along with Techo (a 20-year-old Latin American NPO that means “roof” in Spanish), founded Home4Home, whereby developers can donate a home for each one he builds. Techo will oversee the building of the transitional homes in one of the 19 countries where it operates.

CitizenM Hotels Breaks Ground on Downtown Miami Hotel
CitizenM and developer Miami Worldcenter Associates have started construction of the citizenM hotel at Miami Worldcenter, a $4-billion mixed-use development. Suffolk Construction is the general contractor and Gensler is the architecture firm.

The 12-story, 351-room hotel at Miami Worldcenter will be the brand’s newest under development, with two additional in-development properties in Miami, and further hotels underway in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle and Washington, DC.

Located across the street from the new MiamiCentral terminal, the region’s first higher-speed train connecting Miami to Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach, and adjacent to Miami Worldcenter’s pedestrian-only, open-air shopping promenade, the 128,000-sq.-ft. CitizenM Miami Worldcenter will have a 10th-floor sundeck and a cloudM rooftop bar offering views of Biscayne Bay and the downtown Miami skyline, as well as 1,850 sq. ft. for societyM, the brand’s signature creative spaces and meeting rooms.

Hotel Haya to Open in Tampa Next Spring
Aparium Hotel Group’s Hotel Haya in Ybor City, Tampa, FL, is slated to open spring 2020. The four story, 178-room lifestyle hotel will be located on the 1400 block of E. Seventh Ave. on one of Ybor City’s most historic blocks.

“Hotel Haya offers a rare opportunity to reflect on the deep layers and stories of one of America’s most unique, historic neighborhoods and bring new life into its future evolution in a very meaningful and purposeful fashion,” said Kevin Robinson, co-founder, Aparium Hotel Group.

The hotel’s name, Hotel Haya, was inspired by one of Ybor’s founding fathers, Ignacio Haya. The development will embody Ybor City’s eclectic flair and soul, incorporating an existing Mediterranean-style building that was the home of the Las Novedades restaurant for decades. Like many of Ybor’s early buildings, the hotel will include expansive balconies overlooking the street, echoing Ybor City’s architectural influences.

Aparium Hotel Group has partnered with Alfonso Architects to bring back a mid-century Havana design aesthetic to the structure. The lobby, complete with a 152-seat ground-floor restaurant and 42-seat café, will be designed as much for locals and walk-in traffic as guests. The hotel will also include an interior courtyard with a swimming pool and lounge area.