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.
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