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Miami Beach considering convention center hotel options

City manager, commissioners to discuss potential locations on Wednesday

June 10, 2014 09:45AM

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Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Beach Convention Center

Miami Beach officials are mulling plans for a new hotel at the city’s convention center.

City Manager Jimmy Morales is slated to talk about the concept with Miami Beach commissioners on Wednesday. The group must pick a development site for the 800-room hotel, which would include 800 parking spaces and 70,000 square feet of meeting space. One option for a hotel location is a property behind the Fillmore Miami Beach at Jackie Gleason Theater.

Two other potential sites are in play. The commission could opt to build a hotel at City Hall, but the municipal venue would have to be replaced, according to the South Florida Business Journal. Another possibility is at the city’s 17th Street parking garage. [South Florida Business Journal]Eric Kalis

  • Jordan Johnson

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