Zyscovich Architects to Design Melia Hotels International's First "ME" Boutique Hotel in the United States

Sep 09, 2014, 19:06 ET from Zyscovich Architects

MIAMI, Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Zyscovich Architects, one of the most sought after architectural firms in the nation, is proud to announce that it has been hired by CGI Merchant Group as the architect for its first, signature boutique hotel in the United States, ME Miami.

Part of the ME by Meliá brand, Meliá Hotels International's ME Miami will be located in one of the trendiest neighborhoods in South Florida along Biscayne Boulevard in downtown Miami. On the other side of the boulevard, just steps away from the hotel, is Museum Park. Hotel guests will be able to easily stroll to the park and enjoy the Perez Art Museum and the future Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

According to Architect Mario Suárez, this new hotel property will be designed with the same attention and flair that ME by Meliá is best-known for:

"This once often overlooked stretch of land will now become a highly desirable destination spot. Our vision is to bring a taste of the unique flavor of the ME brand to this very special downtown Miami location, between Museum Park and the Performing Arts Center," said Mario Suarez, partner at Zyscovich Architects.

ME Miami, slated to open in the spring of 2015, will boast 129 rooms, two rooftop pools, a restaurant named STK Rebel and more than 5,000 square feet of renovated space that will be converted into new dynamic dining, event spaces, including a lavish spa.

Since 1977, Zyscovich Architects has focused on making People Places—positively impacting the lives of people with their award-winning designs throughout around the world. Their completion of thousands of industry leading designs keeps them a top ranking architecture and interior design firm for hospitality, mixed-use, commercial, retail, transportation and educational facilities, among others. The firm is also nationally recognized for its innovative work as Urban Planners for densely populated metropolitan cities such as New York City, Miami and Bogota, Colombia.


Zyscovich Architects is an international master planning, architecture, and interior design firm with offices in Miami, Orlando, New York City and Bogotá, Colombia. The firm's innovative approach to planning, Real Urbanism®, embraces the history and economics of a community to create a unique vision that brings tangible value and improved quality of life to the area. The firm's commitment to customized solutions is also evident in the award-winning architectural design work for both public and private clients.

Zyscovich's broad range of experience includes hospitality projects, large-scale mixed-use, transportation, educational, federal, institutional, commercial, retail, and multi-family residential.

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CGI Merchant Group (CGI) is a private-equity, alternative investment manager that capitalizes on commercial real estate and infrastructure opportunities by using an entrepreneurial approach to building stakeholder value. Within the past six months, the Firm has deployed more than $150 million of capital in multiple assets classes including retail, office, and leisure. The Firm has a wealth of knowledge of the capital markets – which combined with their ingenuity and experience – distinguishes them from other alternative investment managers.  The CGI team is comprised of contrarian, value-oriented investors in real estate and infrastructure focused on risk management.  They operate their investment and capital management platform in an integrated manner, leveraging key relationships with Torus Capital Group, a boutique real estate investment banking firm. This is the CGI investment management philosophy.


ME by Meliá is a contemporary interpretation of the Meliá experience. It is a brand which seeks to fuse innovative style with local flavors in order to captivate travelers of a common psychographic – those with a decisive taste for cutting-edge art and design, international cuisine and world music – rather than a common demographic. By capturing these elements in urban and resort destinations, this new philosophy ignites a passion in each guest while appealing to their senses and emotions. The experience is unforgettable. There are currently ME hotels in London, Madrid, Ibiza, Mallorca, Cancun and Cabo with more to follow in 2015. www.me-by-melia.com


Meliá Hotels International was founded in 1956 in Palma de Mallorca (Spain) and is one of the world's largest resort hotel chains, as well as Spain's leading hotel chain. It currently provides more than 350 hotels and 90,000 rooms in 39 countries on 4 continents under its brands: Gran Meliá Hotels & Resorts, Meliá Hotels & Resorts, ME by Meliá, Paradisus Resorts, Innside by Meliá, Sol Hotels and TRYP by Wyndham. Its product and service portfolio is complemented by Club Meliá, the only vacation club operated by a Spanish company.

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