New York – Chile’s Atton Hotel Group broke ground in Miami, paving the way for its first property in the U.S. The full-service, 275-room, 12-story Atton Brickell Hotel will be located downtown at 1500 SW 1st Ave.
The hotel is reportedly being constructed for $65 million, and will create as many as 400 construction and 130 permanent positions. The hotel is slated to open in early 2016, alongside an onsite restaurant, a bar and pool bar, 177 parking spaces and nearly 7,000 square feet of pre-function and meeting space.
According to Francisco Levine, CEO of Atton Hotels, the company chose Miami for its first U.S. hotel because of its reputation as a destination for both business and leisure travelers.
“Miami outperforms most other U.S. markets in visitors and is considered the capital of Latin America, where we already have strong brand recognition and a large client base,” Levine said. “Opening a flagship hotel in Miami is a natural move, and we expect Atton Brickell Hotel to attract business travelers who want an economical, full-service experience with Latin American flavor.”
Atton Hotels’ portfolio currently consists of four hotels in Chile and Peru, totaling nearly 1,000 rooms. The Atton Brickell Hotel will join the Aloft Miami-Brickell, Hampton Inn & Suites and B2 Miami Downtown, which have all contributed to the rise in hospitality development in downtown Miami. A growing corporate and residential population is adding to hotel demand, with an 80-percent rise in residents over the past decade, according to the Miami Downtown Development Authority.
Miami-based Revuelta Architecture—a veteran designer with more than 60 flagship South Florida projects to its name, including The Epic Hotel, 2500 Brickell and Element Hotel Surfside—was chosen to design the hotel. Seifert Murphy of Dallas is the interior designer for the hotel, while Moss is serving as the general contractor.