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Norwich Partners tops out Aventura AC Hotel

Project expected to open in November this year
Construction site of AC Hotel by Marriott in Aventura

Construction site of AC Hotel by Marriott in Aventura

Developer Norwich Partners just topped out its upcoming AC Hotel by Marriott in Aventura.

Construction of the nine-story hotel at 20805 Biscayne Boulevard began in June 2015, according to a news release from CBRE Project Management. Craft Construction, the project’s general contractor, held its topping-off celebration Friday after they finished the concrete pour for the hotel’s final floor.

The 233-room hotel is slated to be South Florida’s second-ever AC Hotel by Marriott when it opens in November of this year. Norwich, which has a development office in the city of Sanibel on Florida’s western coast, hired Zyscovich Architects to design the 192,514-square-foot structure.

Rendering of the planned AC Hotel in Aventura (Credit: Zyscovich Architects)

Rendering of the planned AC Hotel in Aventura (Credit: Zyscovich Architects)

Norwich financed its project with a $35 million construction loan from Wells Fargo, which it inked in August. Besides its rooms, the hotel will feature two levels of integrated parking, a bar, gym, pool, amenities deck and breakfast room.

Nearby, the mixed-use Aventura ParkSquare development expects to break ground on its own 207-room Aloft hotel this month.

South Florida got its first AC Hotel at 2912 Collins Avenue in Miami Beach in June when developer Robert Finvarb opened his seven-story hotel with 150 rooms carrying the Marriott brand. AC is geared toward millennials, replacing typical features like room service with things like snack bars. — Sean Stewart-Muniz