Three New-Build Hotel Projects Underway

NATIONAL REPORT—The Majestic Las Vegas is set to be begin construction in 2020, while Moxy South Beach tops out and an AC Hotel is underway as part of a mixed-use project. Here’s a closer look:

Majestic Las Vegas to Break Ground in 2020

Majestic Las Vegas, the brainchild of Las Vegas native and developer Lorenzo Doumani, is now set to break ground following the project’s approval in May by the Clark County Commissioners, and subsequent approvals earlier this month.

The revolutionary $850 million-dollar, 620-ft.-tall contemporary project is scheduled to commence construction in May 2020, and is slated for completion in early 2023. The five-star, non-gaming, 720-room, all-suite ultra-luxury branded resort will sit on the over six-acre site formerly occupied by the Clarion Hotel, which Doumani imploded in 2015. This location is directly across from the site of the new Las Vegas Convention Center opening in 2021, and two blocks from the Las Vegas Strip.

In addition to six standalone restaurants from notable chefs, a landscaped pool area with 50 cabanas, and an area for live entertainment, the Majestic Las Vegas will focus on the best in health and wellness. There will be four-level, 70,000 sq. ft. fitness, nutrition, and med spa facility. 

Moxy South Beach Tops Out

National real estate investor and developer Lightstone marked the topping out of construction at Moxy South Beach, which is scheduled to open in fall 2020. The 202-key, eight-story hotel, located at 915 Washington Ave. marks Lightstone’s fourth Moxy Hotel development in partnership with Marriott and the company’s first Moxy property outside of New York.

With exterior architecture and interior design by Rockwell Group, Moxy South Beach will span 78,000 gross sq. ft. Miami-based Kobi Karp is the Architect of Record. Its lobby will feature an outdoor courtyard that threads together a series of spaces, including a restaurant; all-day bar; Cuban-themed bodega offering beach accessories; and a co-working lounge which transitions into meeting studios. The second floor will have a 72-ft. pool, fitness center, and indoor/outdoor bar and café. The rooftop offers views of Miami Beach, a large shallow pool, and a screening area.

G.T. McDonald Enterprises is serving as construction manager on the project, and the hotel will be operated by Urgo Hotels & Resorts.

Mixed-Use Project Underway in Maryland

Pickard Chilton revealed that construction has started on their design for Avocet Tower, a 530,000 gross sq. ft., 250-ft. mixed-use development for Stonebridge comprising a hotel and office tower at 7373 Wisconsin Ave. in the Central Business District of Bethesda, MD.

Atop a generous lobby and amenity podium, Avocet Tower will feature a glass-clad 370,000 gross sq. ft. of Class-A office tower and a 220-key AC Hotel. The project, with delivery expected in summer 2021, is a P3 (public–private partnership) development between Stonebridge and Montgomery County, MD. The transit-oriented development is located directly across from the Bethesda Metro station, and will also accommodate above-and below-grade parking. Virginia-based Cooper Carry is the project’s architect of record.

Anticipating LEED-Platinum certification, Avocet Tower’s next-generation sustainability features include advanced mechanical systems, secured bicycle storage, electric vehicle charging stations, bio-retention basins on the roof terrace, and dynamic glazing throughout the entire office area.