South Beach ACE reveals renderings for convention center’s proposed hotel

All 800 rooms will have private balconies

Jun.June 07, 2013 02:00 PM

New details have emerged regarding the 800-unit hotel being designed by Pritzker Prize winner Rem Koolhaas as part of South Beach ACE’s proposal for the $1 billion, 52-acre redevelopment of Miami Beach’s convention center, the group said in a release.

Under his firm OMA’s plan, all of the rooms will have private balconies, with curved design that references the Art Deco style of Miami Beach. The pool deck is oriented toward the east, with views toward the ocean and room for outdoor events, the release said. The hotel will sit at the center of site.

A penthouse lounge will rise 194 feet high above ground. The hotel, convention center, ballrooms and meeting rooms will all be integrated within the same building, to make it more convenient for hotel guests.

The Dutch architect was behind the Faena renovation of Miami Beach’s Saxony Hotel. He faces architect Bjark Ingels on the competing team Portman CMC.

South Beach ACE proposes developing 59,500 square feet of retail on the ground floor of a renovated 17th Street garage. There will also be 40,000 square feet of food and beverage space is planned in a standalone building as part of the team’s hotel program. It envisions a renovated convention center, an 800-room convention hotel and “a network of green spaces.”

Also leading the South Beach ACE team are New York-based development firm Tishman and Miami Beach developer UIA, the release said. –Mark Maurer

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