Baptist Health South Florida, a not-for-profit health care organization in Miami, entered into a partnership with Hilton Worldwide to develop a 184-room hotel with the goal of capitalizing on trends in medical tourism. The medical tourism market is currently valued at $50 billion globally.
The 150,000-square-foot hotel is being designed by CallisonRTKL, and will be located near the main entrance of Baptist Hospital in the Dadeland/Kendall area. Interstate Hotels and Resorts will operate the hotel, which will consist of 150 guestrooms, 34 rooms designed for extended stays, meeting rooms, a wellness center and a restaurant.
The property's desgin will include callbacks to the Baptist Health building, such as pineapple-themed wall art and textiles, as well as Cuban tile. The property is expected to open late 2018.
“Hilton is recognized globally as a leader in hospitality, and we felt its full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand would be an ideal partner,” Ana Lopez-Blazquez, executive VP of Baptist Health South Florida, said in a statement. “In addition, this property will have the largest meeting space in the area to accommodate conferences, events and meetings.”
The property's event space will consist of a 6,200-square-foot ballroom, more than 2,000 square feet of meeting space and a 24-hour business center. The property will also offer a grab-and-go pantry, water bar and the option for guests to check in digitally.