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The Miami Herald
Want a Dip in a Daring Sky Pool? Look at What’s Coming to Miami Worldcenter
February 12, 2020
By Rebecca San Juan
Miami’s newest sky pool boasts views of the 45th floor — and beyond.
A glass atrium stretching seven stories tall will shelter a palm-lined garden, seating areas and bar. An infinity-edge pool will sit in the open, cantilevered over the edge of the Legacy Hotel & Residences at Miami Worldcenter.
Miami-based development firm Royal Palm Companies Thursday unveiled renderings of the pool deck atop the luxury mixed-use tower at 942 NE First Ave. Three additional pools will sit on the acre-sized deck of the 9th-floor.
“That’s a unique offering for Miami. For rain or if it’s humid, residents and hotel guests can enjoy the amenities regardless of the weather,” said Royal Palm Companies Chief Executive Officer Dan Kodsi.
The building will include a total of 278 condo units and 256 hotel rooms.
The tower features a dozen penthouse condos spanning 1,500 square feet, with two bedrooms and two baths. Other unit layouts include a studio with one bathroom, one bedroom-one baths and two bedroom-two baths. Studio units, measuring 375 square feet, start at about $300,000.
“You see a huge increase of people coming to downtown,” Kodsi said. “With Brightline soon connecting to Disney and PortMiami adding cruise terminals, we are going to be the closest luxury hotel. With the American Airlines Arena, museums nearby, Wynwood and the Design District, people are asking themselves ‘why not stay in the city instead of Miami Beach?’ ”
Construction is expected to start in late summer, Kodsi said. Completion is slated for fall 2023.
Two other hotels have been announced for Worldcenter: citizenM caters to urban travelers with rooms priced $200 to $400, and the Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter will target business and conference travelers.