A new 165-key Dream Hotel has been planned as a centrepiece to the world-class Riverside Wharf hospitality and entertainment development in the heart of Downtown Miami. Here’s what we know…
Dream Hotel Group has announced plans to open a 165-key, 10-story hotel as part of a hospitality driven entertainment complex situated along the historic Miami River in the heart of Downtown Miami, Florida. Slated to break ground in 2022, and to open in 2025, Dream Miami will be the hospitality and entertainment centrepiece of Riverside Wharf, an 18 000 square metre, dual-tower development set to enliven the skyline in Miami’s developing residential, commercial, retail and tourist destination. The project is being led by Miami-based developer MV Real Estate Holdings in conjunction with Driftwood Capital and designed by Jon Cardello of Miami-based CUBE3 architects, with landscape design by Savino-Miller Design Studios.
“There is a natural synergy between Dream Hotel Group and the city of Miami,” said Jay Stein, Dream Hotel Group CEO. “Our leading lifestyle brand Dream Hotels continues to expand quickly, just like Miami, offering international hospitality, vibrant entertainment and one-of-a-kind experiences sought by local residents, as well as business travellers and pleasure seekers from across the globe. We are thrilled to take part in this extraordinary project and can’t wait to open our doors in 2025.”
Located on almost 200 linear metres of water frontage at North River Drive, Dream Miami will feature 165 beautifully designed guestrooms and suites and six dynamic dining and nightlife venues, topped off by an expansive 3 000-square-metre rooftop pool deck and nightclub with sweeping skyline views, creating what will be one of the largest, most impressive rooftop venues in all of Miami. The property will also offer an event hall, state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, and a private marina capable of accommodating mega yachts for VIP guests. Currently operating on the site is also the famous Wharf Miami restaurant managed and revitalized by Breakwater Hospitality Group.
The design and landscaping of Riverside Wharf reinterprets the Miami River into a vertical composition of flowing concrete forms that are carved by the river’s natural paths and movement of its water. Visitors and guests traverse up through the levels providing unique vantage points of both Downtown Miami and the River, drawing the urban entertainment out to the river’s edge. Along the street edge, a Corten steel façade and other curated materials are detailed throughout the building, paying homage to the working river’s history of rustic fishing vessels and lobster cages. The architecture is designed to envelop visitors in a unique experience that brings new life to the river.
“Miami is a top international destination for world-class hospitality and entertainment and continues to set the bar with exciting new experiences for travellers unlike anything else in the world,” said Mayor of Miami Francis Suarez. “Dream Miami at Riverside Wharf will be an unparalleled development in the heart of Miami for visitors and locals alike, and I couldn’t be more excited to see it become a reality.”
When complete, the mixed-use development will anchor the developing Miami River District, one of Miami’s fastest growing downtown neighbourhoods with direct Intracoastal access to the ocean. Its proximity to Miami’s business district will establish the complex as an amenity-rich local hub and destination, attracting Miamians and travellers alike to experience this city’s emerging area.
The Dream Hotel Group has a design ethos that is all about creating individually curated properties, that together comprise a unique narrative. The brand is underwritten by a design philosophy that is both surreal and contemporarily chic, and Dream Hotel Miami would appear to fit this brief perfectly.