MCLEAN, Va. — Hilton Worldwide and Baptist Health South Florida announced on Aug. 8 the signing of a franchise license agreement to open Hilton Miami/Dadeland, a full-service, 184-room hotel on the Baptist Hospital campus in Miami, Fla.
Scheduled to open in late 2018, the hotel will feature 150 guestrooms, including 34 rooms catering to guests staying for longer periods; meeting space; wellness centre; and farm-to-table restaurant. The hotel will be operated by Interstate Hotels and Resorts.
Hilton Miami/Dadeland will complement the patient experience offered at Miami Cancer Institute, a new $430 million clinical and research centre that will house South Florida’s first proton therapy center, and the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.
The property will feature design details such as Cuban tile, pineapple-themed wall art and textiles with abstract lines. The 150,000-square-foot hotel will be located immediately west of the main entrance of Baptist Hospital and near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs, including Miami International Airport, Miami MetroRail Dadeland North station and Tamiami Executive Airport.
“Hilton Worldwide is recognized globally as a leader in hospitality, and we felt its full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand would be an ideal partner,” said Ana Lopez-Blazquez, executive vice-president, Baptist Health South Florida. “In addition, this property will have the largest meeting space in the area to accommodate conferences, events and meetings.”
Hilton Miami/Dadeland will include a 6,200-square-foot ballroom, over 2,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a health and wellness centre with a fitness room and heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business centre.
In addition to the hotel’s restaurant, Hilton Miami/Dadeland will offer a grab-n-go pantry, a water bar with bottled water from around the world, and room service. During digital check-in, guests will be able to request a digital key from within the Hilton HHonors mobile app to unlock their rooms, and the hotel’s app will suggest nearby dining and entertainment venues.