Recently, Miami celebrated record-breaking travel and tourism numbers, tremendous economic growth and the unveiling of the Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC) expansion and renovation project.
The refurbished MBCC, set to open in 2018, provides an unprecedented opportunity for further economic impact and increased business activity through meetings and conventions. A key component of the plan to ensure the convention center’s success is the Miami Beach Convention Headquarter Hotel.
Adjacent to the convention center, the Art Deco inspired hotel will include 800 guest rooms and a sky bridge that connects hotel guests directly to the convention center — while creating 1,470 ongoing direct and indirect jobs and generating an estimated annual average revenue of $24.6 million.
Currently, the convention center primarily hosts trade shows, which attract local attendees and lead to congestion in the area.
An independent study shows that the hotel will not only keep the MBCC competitive, attracting major conventions, meetings and events, but will also mitigate traffic. Conventions and meetings attract largely out-of-town visitors who tend to walk to the convention venue and attractions.
In the convention world, people are looking for high-end destinations, and Miami Beach is a highly sought-after destination.
Our goal at Portman Holdings is to deliver more than just a hotel, but a special place representative of the world-famous beach Deco style.
The combination of the revamped convention center and new hotel adds to the existing offering and elevates Miami Beach as a vibrant convention destination.
We are thrilled to have an opportunity to be a part of this city’s future.
Our team looks forward to having residents support the plan for the hotel at the next election in March.
Ambrish Baisiwala, CEO, Portman Holdings, Atlanta, Georgia