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By Carolyn Gruske, Florida Construction News
Construction has begun on a mixed-use hotel and residential development in Miami.
Once completed in early 2021, the YotelPad Miami will feature Techi robot butlers capable of delivering beverages, food, gifts, and documents.
The 31-story tower will offer hotel accommodations on floors 2-12 and condominiums on floors 15-30. There will be 22 Yotel-branded “cabins” (hotel rooms) and 231 “PADs” (condominiums). The units will include studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms and will range in size from 417 sq. ft. to 708 sq. ft., with top-of-the-line flooring and lighting, floor-to-ceiling glass windows, custom European cabinetry and Smeg brand Italian appliances.
Amenities will include a skytop lounge, pool deck with restaurant and bar, fitness center, co-working space and pet spa.
Stantec is the designer of the project, which is located at 227 NE 2nd Street. Beauchamp Construction is the general contractor. Management services are being provided by Development Services Solutions (DSS), on behalf of Aria Development Group and its joint venture partner AQARAT (Kuwait Real Estate Company K.P.S.C.).
The foundation pour occurred on August 8 and involved two concrete placing pumps, about 120 cement trucks and 1,200 cubic yards of concrete.
“It’s exciting to be a part of the development of the first YotelPad on the East Coast and represent an internationally known brand,” said Dean Thomas, president of Beauchamp Construction. “YotelPad Miami has so much to offer and our team is excited to be celebrating this significant construction milestone with Aria Development Group.”
David Arditi, principal of Aria Development Group also expressed his feelings about the project.
“We are thrilled to work with Beauchamp and DSS on the construction of YOTELPAD Miami. The foundation pour for this project is an important step in bringing our vision to life,” he said. “YotelPad Miami is an incredible asset to downtown Miami and gives residents a value-luxury experience unlike any other.”
Yotel’s major shareholders include the Al-Bahar Group, IFA Hotels & Resorts, Starwood Capital Group, United Investment Portugal and Kuwait Real Estate Company (AQARAT).