Balfour Beatty to Lead Construction of Miami Beach’s New Grand Hyatt Convention Center Hotel

by Balfour Beatty

January 18, 2023

MIAMI BEACH, FL – Balfour Beatty has been chosen as a general contractor by partner real estate developers, Terra and Turnberry, to deliver the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center Hotel. Located at the intersection of 17th Street and Convention Center Drive, the new 800-room property and 17-story hotel designed by international architect Bernardo Fort-Brescia and Miami architect Arquitectonica will anchor the Miami Beach’s Convention Center District connecting guests to the Convention Center, shopping, and fine dining and beautiful beaches.

Grand Hyatt Miami Beach will include 12 floors of guest rooms and 52 suites offering views of Miami Beach, four floors of meeting spaces and ballrooms that will complement the Convention Center, a resort-style pool deck with panoramic views, a signature restaurant, lobby lounge, and bar, and limited retail space that will activate the district at street level. An elevated sky bridge will enable event attendees to move freely between the hotel and Convention Center in a climate-controlled, art-filled corridor.

The Grand Hyatt Miami Beach project also includes landscaped pedestrian promenades on surrounding streets, bike-sharing stations, connectivity with public transit routes, dedicated ride-sharing pick-up, and drop-off zones, and direct access between the Convention Center and Lincoln Road. The project’s resiliency and sustainability measures include stormwater management and reuse, flood risk mitigation, and the use of solar power – all of which are designed to ensure operational continuity during weather events.

“A project of this magnitude and significance requires the best-in-class team and we are thrilled to have Balfour Beatty onboard leading the construction efforts,” said developer David Martin, CEO of Terra, and Jackie Soffer, Chairman, and CEO of Turnberry. “The firm’s extensive experience pioneering new technologies and transforming communities through smart infrastructure aligns with our goal to deliver a hotel that will transform the City’s convention center campus into one of the most desirable meeting and convention destinations in the world.”

Balfour Beatty is currently executing preconstruction activities to deliver the Grand Hyatt Miami Beach Convention Center with construction slated to begin summer of 2023 and expected completion in 2025.

“This is a beacon development for Miami Beach,” commented Scott Skidelsky, Balfour Beatty president in the Southeast. “Balfour Beatty’s national operations started its roots in South Florida and being a part of the community is a point of pride for our company. Being chosen to construct this icon project means the world to our project team who are some of the best builders in the industry and they are all so excited to work with our stakeholders to make this an incredibly successful build experience.”

South Florida is a strategic market for Balfour Beatty that currently has more than $350 million of projects under construction. With over 200 Florida-based employees, Balfour Beatty places great importance on enhancing the local community, supporting local industry partners, and giving back through local charities that directly benefit the South Florida community, like Habitat for Humanity Broward County.