Confident and cutting edge, Miami offers one of the most intriguing destinations for meeting and events. From high-tech hotels to art gallery spaces, the city is teeming with venues. That said, in Downtown Miami there is a renaissance of sorts occurring, as construction of the monumental Miami WorldCenter gets underway.
Occupying 27 acres in the heart of Downtown Miami, the Miami WorldCenter will be opening the door to new and unique spaces for meetings and events of all sizes. Situated on a ten-block site, Miami WorldCenter is one of the largest private real estate developments underway in the U.S, and is expected to bring in $2 billion in new investment to Downtown Miami.
The quintessential Miami experience will be captured in the world-class retail, hospitality, and residential aspects of the Miami WorldCenter. As the pre-eminent bridge between the city’s ever-popular South Beach neighborhood and Downtown Miami, Miami WorldCenter will create new links to Miami’s many unique locales, including its growing art and entertainment district.
At the heart of the development will be a delightful open-air, pedestrian-friendly shopping center and entertainment complex. One- and two-story shops and restaurants will be interspersed with public promenades and plazas, running from Northeast 10th Street to Northeast 7th Street between Northeast First Avenue and Northeast Second Avenue.
According to Nitin Motwani, managing principal for Miami Worldcenter Associates, “By creating a network of open-air promenades and plazas, we'll ensure Miami Worldcenter is seamlessly integrated with surrounding streets while developing a street-level experience that draws visitors from across South Florida and around the world.”
In addition, the monumental Expo Center and Marriott Marquis World Convention Center Hotel will deliver a level of style, setting, and service for guests that is simply unprecedented. Offering approximately 1,700 rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibition space, and additional convention space, the hotel will boast a wealth of resort-style amenities, including an expansive pool deck with views of the bay, the AmericanAirlines Arena, and the downtown skyline, as well as an 80,000-square-foot outdoor event deck.
Complementing the myriad of convention opportunities, the Miami WorldCenter will be a springboard for a plethora of world-class events, conferences, and expos that are expected to attract visitors from across the globe.
To accommodate the expected popularity of the development, the area will feature convenient access to the existing Miami-Dade Metromover system and the new All Aboard Florida Brightline express rail terminal, which will connect Miami, Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, The Space Coast and Orlando.
Construction has officially started on phase one of Miami WorldCenter, which will begin with the Paramount Miami Worldcenter, the development’s residential skyscraper. Considered to be one of the nation’s tallest luxury residential towers, the Paramount will stand 60-stories tall and cost an estimated $500-million. A private amenities deck will grace the structure, which will also include resort-style pools, walking paths, gardens, bungalows, tennis courts and an outdoor soccer field.
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