It's An Additional Year's Wait For Miami's Edition
We should know better than to get emotional when we hear of hotel construction delays—but there’s something about this one that hits a bit hard. We’d hoped that Ian Schrager’s new project with Marriott, the Miami Beach Edition, would indeed open this spring has previously reported. But, in an interview with the Miami Herald, the hotelier said it wouldn’t open until 2014.
Unlike any Marriott we’ve ever stayed at, this one promises to be pretty badass with a nightclub, bowling alley and an ice skating rink. This means we can throw a strike, do a triple toe-loop, and pop that all in one night! Is it no wonder we’re crying in our cornflakes? Let’s get this wrapped up, Mr. Schrager.
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The property, which is located at the former old Seville Beach Hotel on Collins Avenue, will have 250 rooms housed in a new 11-story building. An additional 26 condo-style residences designed by architect John Pawson will be included on the top two floors of the hotel. They’ll be move-in ready, with linens, dishes, and cookware already installed by move-in time. Schrager plans on owning one of the one-to-four-bedroom residences himself, which begins at $3,000 per square foot. Apparently three units have already sold.
A “celebrity entrance” is also being promised, which sounds pretty intriguing—as does this whole thing. So, even though we’ve been talking about this since 2010, we’ll keep waiting. And waiting.
[Photo:Ian Schrager Hotels]