by Elise Schoening | March 25, 2020
An 800-room Grand Hyatt hotel will be coming to Miami Beach in 2023. The downtown property will sit at the intersection of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive, within walking distance of the beachfront and New World Center concert hall. An elevated skybridge will connect the hotel directly to the newly renovated Miami Beach Convention Center.

The new hotel will be the second Grand Hyatt in the Sunshine State, following Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay. It will stand 17 stories tall, 12 of which will be dedicated to guest rooms. Two floors will feature ballrooms and meeting space, and a resort-style pool deck and limited retail space are also expected to be part of the project.

The property is being designed by acclaimed architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and his Miami-based firm Arquitectonica. Developers Jackie Soffer of Turnberry Associates and David Martin of Terra Group will lead the process. 

"For years, Miami Beach has served as a global destination for arts, culture, shopping, dining and entertainment, but the City has lacked a true headquarters hotel for top-tier conventions and meetings," said Soffer and Martin in a statement. "South Florida's first Grand Hyatt hotel will maximize Miami Beach's investment in its re-imagined Convention Center while bridging the physical gap that exists between the Convention Center District and surrounding neighborhoods."