Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide announced Wednesday that a new Aloft hotel will open in Miami Beach early next year.
The 235-room hotel at 2360 Collins Ave. is being developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate Ventures. The project will use part of the old Motel Ankara and add a new eight-story tower.
Though not directly on the ocean, the Aloft South Beach is waterfront: It is adjacent to Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal.
The property will include an outdoor pool, roof deck with lounge, 24-hour gym and meeting space. According to the hotel’s website, is it scheduled to open on Feb. 26, 2015.
The brand has been growing rapidly since its launch in 2008; by the beginning of next year, Aloft will have 100 locations around the world. Miami Beach will be the third Aloft hotel in Miami-Dade, following sites in Doral and the Brickell area.
Inspired by the higher-priced W brand, also part of Starwood, Aloft is designed to offer “style at a steal.”