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Urbanica The Hotels’ owners acquire North Miami Beach land for new hotel

Urbanica The Hotels’ founders, Diego Colmenero and Charlie Porchetto, today announced their latest acquisition – a $40 million undeveloped beachfront lot in North Beach Miami, located at 6747 Collins Avenue. The duo purchased the 0.98-acre property from China City Construction with plans to develop a 20-story, 200-room lifestyle hotel. Slated to open in approximately two years, the hotel will have a signature restaurant led by the brand’s partner, Chef Fernando Trocca; an indoor bar, pool bar and beach service.

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“We are eager to bring fresh new amenities and our distinct hospitality to this area,” Colmenero said. “Urbanica currently employs 200 people, and with our latest acquisitions we have aggressive plans to double our staff and bring new job opportunities to this community soon.”

Urbanica has been expanding its portfolio in Miami since 2016. The founders have a strong focus on the cultivation of its culinary offerings thanks to its executive chef partner, Trocca.

“Urbanica was born out of an earnest desire to bring something new and different to the hospitality landscape,” Porchetto said. “Our mission is to make first-rate hospitality experiences accessible to everyone, with a keen focus on each individual guest. That’s why our team is constantly seeking new opportunities to fuse together the best in design, food, nightlife, location, and personalized guest experiences at a reasonable rate. This year has already been crucial for our brand, and we can finally see our mission put into action.’’

Other Urbanica properties include The Meridian, a re-imagined, 1930s Art Deco hotel at 418 Meridian Avenue that houses a 71-room property;,Regina’s Grocery, an Italian deli offering a New York-centric menu,; and Minibar, an uber-chic speakeasy.

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Urbanica The Hotels is creating its own hospitality district in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood with three more hotels. Those are the remodeled pre-war Kaskades Hotel on 300 17th Street that opened this summer, and is managed by Urbanica as an independent operation; The Euclid Hotel, located at 426 Avenue, which is slated to open this October with 30 guestrooms; and Orilla Bar and Grill, a culinary creation by Trocca, which will offer a full menu of South American and European inspired cuisine.

The Fifth, on 803 Fifth Street, is scheduled to open in mid 2020 with 52 guestrooms and a restaurant.

The company’s expansion plans in Miami don’t stop there. The Biscayne, located at 3200 Biscayne Boulevard in the burgeoning Edgewater area, is scheduled to open in late 2020. The hotel will breathtaking views of the bay and city, 200 guestrooms, parking, approximately 5,000 square-feet of retail space on the ground floor, and an expansive rooftop pool, restaurant, bar and game room.

Meridian Avenue that houses a 71-room property, Regina’s Grocery, an Italian deli offering a New York-centric menu, and Minibar, an uber-chic speakeasy; Urbanica The Hotels is creating its own hospitality district in Miami Beach’s exclusive South of Fifth neighborhood with three more hotels. Those are the remodeled pre-war Kaskades Hotel on 300 17th Street that opened this summer, and is managed by Urbanica as an independent operation; The Euclid Hotel, located at 426 Avenue, which is slated to open this October with 30 guestrooms; and Orilla Bar and Grill, a culinary creation by Trocca, which will offer a full menu of South American and European inspired cuisine.

The Fifth, on 803 Fifth Street, is scheduled to open in mid 2020 with 52 guestrooms and a restaurant.

The company’s expansion plans in Miami don’t stop there. The Biscayne, located at 3200 Biscayne Boulevard in the burgeoning Edgewater area, is scheduled to open in late 2020. The hotel will breathtaking views of the bay and city, 200 guestrooms, parking, approximately 5,000 square-feet of retail space on the ground floor, and an expansive rooftop pool, restaurant, bar and game room.

Photo: Charlie Porchetto (Right) and Diego Colmenero (Urbanica The Hotels) 

 

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