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Hyatt Place Miami Airport construction begins

Hotel on track to open in late 2014
Rendering of Hyatt Place Miami Airport

Rendering of Hyatt Place Miami Airport

Construction of the Hyatt Place hotel near Miami International Airport is underway.

MIA LeJeune, a joint venture between Miami-based Mayan Properties, Concord Hospitality and Travelers Hotel Group, started building the 135-room hotel at 3549 LeJeune Road, South Florida Citybizlist reported. Hyatt Place Miami Airport, the first Hyatt Place-branded hotel in Miami, is scheduled to open during the fourth quarter of 2014.

The project is expected to cost $21 million. Mayan Properties affiliate Aztec Group secured a $15 million construction loan and raised equity for the development. Raleigh, N.C.-based Concord plans to manage the hotel when it opens.

Hyatt Place is being built at a time when Miami’s hospitality market and airport are in growth mode. Passenger arrivals at Miami International Airport increased from 18.4 million to 19.4 million in 2013. [Citybizlist]Eric Kalis