NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- JMH Development, led by Principal Jason Halpern, announced today the topping off of the Aloft South Beach, the 235-room hotel scheduled to open in early 2015 in the heart of Miami Beach.
The project, developed by JMH Development and Madden Real Estate Ventures, is an adaptive reuse of the historic Motel Ankara and will also include a new eight-story tower. Construction is being handled by Plaza Construction and the project's architect is ADD, Inc. Aloft South Beach will be first newly constructed hotel to open in South Beach since 2009 offering significantly larger rooms averaging over 360 square feet, as compared to its competitors.
"We're excited about the topping off of the Aloft South Beach," said Jason Halpern, Principal, JMH Development, who has a track record of restoring historic structures. "Topping off the building marks a major milestone in the construction process and signals the beginning of the next phase as we progress toward the completion and opening of the Aloft South Beach."
The Aloft South Beach will offer a prime, waterfront location with access to Lake Pancoast and the Collins Canal, which wrap around the property. Just one block from the shores of Miami Beach, the new Aloft will be located in the heart of South Beach, minutes from the Miami Beach Convention Center, several art galleries, the Bass Museum of Art and numerous night clubs, restaurants and boutiques.
Guests will enjoy an outdoor pool, roof deck lounge, a 24-hour fitness center and 2,349 square feet of flexible meeting space ideal for both business meetings and social gatherings. Additionally, the hotel will offer live, free access to local emerging artists as well as some of the hottest bands with Live at Aloft Hotels programming at the W XYZ® bars.
About Aloft Hotels
With 100 hotels open now and coming soon in 14 countries around the world, Starwood's Aloft brand delivers a fresh approach to the traditional staid hotel landscape. For the 'always on' next generation of traveler, the Aloft brand offers a tech-forward, vibrant experience and a modern style that is different by design. For more information, please visit www.alofthotels.com. Aloft, like all brands within Starwood's portfolio, is proud to offer the Starwood Preferred Guest(R) program, the industry's richest loyalty program. To learn more, please visit spg.com.
About Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc.
Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. is one of the leading hotel and leisure companies in the world with nearly 1,200 properties in 100 countries, and 181,400 employees at its owned and managed properties. Starwood is a fully integrated owner, operator and franchisor of hotels, resorts and residences with the following internationally renowned brands: St. Regis®, The Luxury Collection®, W Hotels®, Westin®, Le Meridien®, Sheraton®, Four Points® by Sheraton, Aloft®, and Element®. The Company boasts one of the industry's leading loyalty programs, Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG), allowing members to earn and redeem points for room stays, room upgrades and flights, with no blackout dates. Starwood also owns Starwood Vacation Ownership, Inc., a premier provider of world-class vacation experiences through villa-style resorts and privileged access to Starwood brands. For more information, please visit www.starwoodhotels.com.
About JMH Development
JMH Development is a leading, full-service real estate development company with experience as developer or owner of major residential and commercial properties across the U.S. With an innovative approach to creating distinctive properties in the luxury category, JMH has been a pioneer in the development of the most unique and well positioned properties in burgeoning markets like Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The firm recently completed a major renovation of 184 Kent Avenue resulting in 340 luxury residential rentals in Brooklyn. Listed on the National Historic Register, 184 Kent was announced as the recipient of the 2011 Building Brooklyn Award in the adaptive reuse category. Most recently, JMH is developing The Townhouses of Cobble Hill, a collection of nine luxury townhouses in the landmark Cobble Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. JMH is committed to creating high quality, successful and enduring properties like these throughout the country. For more information, please visit www.jmhdev.com.
SOURCE JMH Development