Putting on our rose-colored glasses for a second, we do think this hotel will be worth the wait. It's been built green from the ground up, so you know you're getting that brand-new, fresh feeling when you check in. It's located near Miami International Airport, of course, but also right near what will be Miami Central Station, a new transportation hub linking the airport with the city's rail service to Downtown Miami.
Element Miami will serve a free, healthy breakfast and let guests buy more goodies at a gourmet food pantry. Rooms have kitchens with filtered water, the hotel has a ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station, the bathrooms have rain showers and outside there's a fire pit, barbecue and a heated outdoor pool.
It's no South Beach but taking a dip after a flight delay or in between legs of a journey? We like the sound of that.
Element, we await your boarding call!
[Photo: Miami Herald]