MCR, the seventh-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States, now is managing the 259-room Miami International Airport Hotel. Located pre-security at the departures level of Concourse E, it is the only hotel at Miami International Airport, which serves more than 44 million passengers annually.
MCR will operate the hotel in partnership with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department.
“The Miami International Airport Hotel is the best-located hotel at MIA, in the center of America’s premier gateway to Latin America and the Caribbean,” Tyler Morse, CEO and managing partner of MCR, said in a statement. “We are excited to work with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department to deliver excellent guest service and promote this key amenity for travelers and the airport community.”
“We are proud to now have MCR managing the MIA Hotel, and to continue providing convenient, easily accessible on-site hotel service to our travelers,” Miami-Dade aviation director Lester Sola said in a statement. “Expedia ranked the MIA Hotel the most in-demand hotel in Miami last year, and we look forward to building on that success with MCR.”
MCR landed the management contract through a competitive request-for-proposal process with the Miami-Dade Aviation Department. The company will continue to seek opportunities in the airport hotel sector, developing the 512-room TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport scheduled to open in spring 2019.
MCR hired all current hotel employees and is committed to building relationships with local and airport-focused businesses, including the Miami International Airport’s 64 passenger and 41 cargo airlines, aviation-related tenants and local, state and federal government partners.