COMO Hotels first US hotel in Miami Beach

COMO Hotels making first U.S. push in Miami Beach - Business - "Located at the site of the former Traymore Hotel, 2445 Collins Ave., the nine-floor hotel is on track to open in mid-December. The site is undergoing a full gutting, though representatives for the privately-owned company will not say how much they are spending. The company bought the 1939 building at the beginning of 2012 for $17.5 million, property records show. “The fact that they now are seeing South Beach and Miami as a viable point of entry to introduce a new brand to the U.S. is very significant inasmuch as people recognize that we have become a worldly market,” said Boaz Ashbel, managing director of Coconut Grove investment banking firm Aztec Group. Hotel representatives said proximity to Parrot Cay by COMO in the Turks and Caicos made Miami Beach an attractive location because guests traveling to the Caribbean island already had to stop in Miami. . . ."

Fort Lauderdale gets unexpected taste of Urban Beach Week
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Drogerie and TeQuiztlan Now Open in Miami Beach - Eater Tastings ...
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Miami Beach postpones decision on Alton Road development rules
Miami Beach commissioners on Wednesday postponed a vote on a proposed historic overlay district along Alton Road and referred the item to a city committee. The overlay would require setbacks and limit the height of new buildings on the east side of ...

Miami Beach Passes Tax Equality Policy
Miami New Times (blog)
Employees of the city of Miami Beach in same-sex domestic partnerships will no longer have to pay more taxes for their partner's health insurance than their married counterparts. The City Commission today passed a landmark tax equality policy that will ...

"Blazer Burglar" sought in Miami Beach jewelry heist
CBS News
(CBS) MIAMI - Police are calling him the "blazer burglar" - and appealing for the public's help - to find the well-dressed thief seen on surveillance video stealing up to $30,000 in jewelry from a boutique in South Miami Beach. The suspect is seen on ...

Miami Beach passes tax equity ordinance
Washington Blade
MIAMI BEACH, Fla.—A Florida LGBT advocacy group on Wednesday applauded the Miami Beach City Commission for unanimously passing a tax equity ordinance that allows the city to reimburse municipal employees in domestic partnerships who pay extra ...

CBRE Closes Largest SoBe MF Deal of 2013
“Over the last three years we have seen buyers from all over the world position themselves to acquire multi-housing properties on Miami Beach,” says Calum Weaver, senior vice president of CBRE's Multi-Housing Private Capital Group. “South Beach is an ... Selects the Riviera South Beach as a Top Group Friendly Hotel
PR Web (press release)
Fred Garcia, Sales Manager for South Beach Group Hotels, and the Riviera South Beachcommented, “The exquisite Riviera South Beach was newly remodeled and expanded to 151 rooms by May of 2013. Initially, our main focus was on our own website ...

Menus are shut on three high profile Miami restaurants
On Wednesday, the Miami Beach City Commission approved an amended lease for the Cooper Avenue space, allowing Ben-Zion to walk away, and his former partner and two new partners to open an upscale restaurant with Miami Beach's first microbrewery.

Liquid Nutrition to Open US Flagship Store in Miami
WT), a rapidly growing, hybrid retailer of functional beverages, fresh pressed juices, smoothies, vitamins and supplements, today announced that it will open its first U.S. store at 1616 Washington Avenue in Miami Beach, Fla. The South Beach location ...

Upscale Restaurant and Brewery Planned in Old Cooper Avenue Space
Miami New Times (blog)
Now, about six months after the closure, a group of investors called OBK Project LLC, along with Ben-Zion's former partner Roman Cherstvov, have been given the go-ahead by the City of Miami Beach to take over the property and develop a "meat and ...

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