Miami’s getting a new AC Hotel by Marriott [Infographic]
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How the new AC by Marriott will look like
Dadeland Mall, the sprawling shopping mecca at 7535 N. Kendall Drive that spans more than 1.4 million square feet and is anchored by Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney and Nordstrom, is getting an AC Hotel by Marriott.
The shopping center is located on North Kendall Drive in the Florida City, and it spans more than 1.4 million square feet of space. The stores that anchor the mall include a wide range of famous retailers, such as Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenny and Nordstrom. AC Hotel by Marriott is a design-focused brand from the biggest hotel company on the planet.
It will make a fitting and enviable addition to the luxury shopping center.
The AC Hotel by Marriott at the Dadeland Mall
The new hotel will be large and luxurious.
It will be a 177-room, seven-floor property that has an open-air pool deck area on its second floor. In addition, the hotel will be located in the northwest corner of the mall, adjacent to Macy’s Home & Children. This location will also place it near the intersection of U.S. 1 and Kendall Drive.
The new hotel will be operated by Concord Hospitality Enterprises, which runs many hotels in the United States, including one other in Miami—the Hyatt Centric Brickell Miami. Construction will begin soon, with a completion date set for 2020.
Here is a TOPHOTELCONSTRUCTION infographic detailing the 30 hotel projects in Miami:
What Sets the AC Marriott Apart
A key difference between the AC Hotel by Marriott and the many hotels that are already in the area is that it will be connected to the mall via pedestrian walkways, greatly increasing the convenience of the location.
Although the idea of adding a hotel to a mall might seem odd, Simon Property Group, the largest shopping mall operator in the U.S., expects the idea to pay off. In fact, the company announced last year that it would be spending $4 billion to improve the “experiential” aspects of its properties, a list of which includes renovated food halls, courtyards and outdoor villages.
This plan includes adding hotels to some of Simon’s most popular malls. In 2016, the 166-room AC Hotel Atlanta Buckhead opened at the Simon-owned Phipps Plaza in Atlanta. In addition, construction is underway elsewhere in Florida on a 174-room AC Hotel by Marriott at Sawgrass Mills outlet mall in Sunrise. That eight-story hotel will offer 174 rooms and is scheduled for completion in late 2020.
Let’s take a look at some other projects currently underway by AC Hotels:
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