The Real Deal Miami

Construction begins on 3450 Biscayne project

Includes Hampton Inn & Suites, retail, restaurant space
January 06, 2015 12:45PM

3450 Biscayne Boulevard and Mayan Properties principal Boaz Ashbel

Rendering of 3450 Biscayne Boulevard and Mayan Properties principal Boaz Ashbel

Construction began recently on a Biscayne Boulevard Hampton Inn & Suites near Midtown Miami.

Miami-based Mayan Properties, 3H Group Hotels and Arti Hersi Inc. are partnering on the 151-room hotel, which is located at 3450 Biscayne Boulevard.

“We’re bullish on Midtown Miami and the Biscayne Boulevard corridor, which is seeing a tremendous level of residential development and commercial activity this cycle,” Mayan Properties principal Boaz Ashbel said in a statement. “The glaring void in the market is a mid-range hotel brand stylishly designed, which is where our Hampton Inn & Suites will meet demand from commercial and leisure visitors seeking a comfortable place to stay in a convenient location.”

Israel Bigelman is the project’s architect, Kobi Karp the building’s exterior architect and Monioni Design is the interior designer. The Comras Company is marketing the project’s 4,435-square-feet of retail and restaurants. Midtown Lodging bought the site for $4.5 million and was approved for an $18.3 million loan from Florida Community Bank in December.

The development is expected to open in the first quarter of 2016. — Katherine Kallergis