The Real Deal Miami

Hotel development heats up around Miami airport

January 05, 2012 10:30AM

A rendering of the new Element hotel

A host of new hotels are sprouting up around Miami International Airport, along with a number of properties that are being renovated, according to the Miami Herald. A new Comfort Suites opened last month, and the new Element hotel, a Starwood property, will open east of the airport this month. “The airport and its surrounding hotels are in better shape than ever,” said Rolando Aedo, chief marketing officer for the Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau. “I think the timing is very fortuitous. In essence, you have a new airport, you have a new hotel product.” This summer, a Best Western Plus is also slated to open in the area. [Miami Herald]