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Miami Beach considering convention center hotel options

City manager, commissioners to discuss potential locations on Wednesday
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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