Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group yesterday announced the signing of a new Radisson RED in Miami. Radisson RED Miami Airport is expected to break ground this fall at 3450 N.W. 25th Street and plans to open in 2018. The hotel is being developed by Miami based Riviera Point Development Group and will be managed by Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group.
“We are excited to bring Radisson RED to Miami, a diverse and vibrant destination that aligns very well with the brand’s DNA,” said Javier Rosenberg, chief operating officer, Americas, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group. “We are also excited to partner with Riviera Point Development, an award winning group that is committed to boosting the economies its developments serve.”
Radisson RED is driven and enhanced through local art, music and fashion and appeals to guests who have an ageless millennial mindset. The brand is about doing things differently. Radisson RED identifies its talent and trains them with a unique approach to service so that staff can provide a more holistic experience. The hotel’s design will build flow between spaces, breaking down walls traditional hotels use to separate areas such as the lobby, restaurants, bars and meeting spaces. The design of the hotel will marry these traditional spaces into one integrated, flowing ‘social hive’. The Radisson RED stay experience is complemented by an app that in addition to providing keyless entry to rooms allows guests the ability to order food and services as well as stream wirelessly from their device to the television.
Radisson RED Miami Airport will offer 155 guest rooms that feature bold design highlighted by efficient, modern, yet functional furniture pieces like the picnic table that replaces the traditional desk. The hotel will also feature the brand’s signature food and beverage outlet, OUIbar + KTCHN. It will provide a simple, well-executed menu of local, sustainable, global street food and great local craft beer and coffee. There will also be a pool and fitness center on site as well as multipurpose Event Studios.
"We are focused on job creation and satisfying market needs,” said Rodrigo Azpurua, CEO of Riviera Point Development Group. “The Miami International Airport supports strong occupancy and Radisson RED is an innovative brand that will provide a truly unique stay experience, like no other hotel in the area.”
The hotel project will be funded through the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor program and developer equity. Riviera Point Development Group has successfully completed South Florida’s first EB-5 funded multi-tenant office complexes, and is now expanding its focus with development of hotels throughout Florida and the South Eastern U.S.
“With South Florida’s tourism and international business travel seeing exceptional growth – especially among Millennials – we’re pleased that Radisson RED Miami Airport will be a flagship property as we build and hold a portfolio of small to mid-sized hotels that can be brought to market relatively quickly by our best-in-class design and development team,” Azpurua explained.
Radisson RED Miami Airport is the third U.S. location the brand has announced, following Radisson RED Minneapolis Downtown which will open in late 2016 and Radisson RED Portland which will open in 2018.
The brand currently has 16 hotels in development across the globe. Carlson Rezidor plans to open 60 Radisson RED hotels globally by 2020.
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