The redesign of the Design District continues with the addition of two new hotel tenants poised to join the area’s evolving landscape.
Hilton Worldwide announced Friday it’s bringing its Triptych Miami Design District, a new luxury hotel with Hilton’s Curio brand, to the area. The 20-story, 296-room hotel is set to open at 3601 N. Miami Ave. during early December 2017 — when annual art fair Art Basel is in town.
The opening isn’t a coincidence — the hotel is inspired by art. Its name, taken from the name of a work of art divided in three sections but meant to be seen together, mirrors the hotel’s location at the intersection of three creative Miami areas: the Design District, downtown and Wynwood.
The hotel will include art gallery space, more than 110,000 square feet of retail and office space on its first six floors and a mechanical parking system. It’s owned by Miami-based developer HES Group, which bought the property for $12.25 million in 2014.
“By the time of opening, Triptych Miami Design District will stand out as its own iconic piece of art and creative destination,” said Francisco Arocha, CEO and founder of HES Group.
It won’t be alone. Dacra Development is scheduled to build a 10-story, 120-room boutique hotel in the area as well. It’s scheduled to open between late 2017 and early 2018.
The development firm has been redefining the Design District with a slew of new tenants, including Cartier, Christian Louboutin, Hermes and Prada. It plans to build a total of about 60 stores and restaurants in the Design District, set to open by mid-2017.