By Hannah Sampson
The countdown is on to the opening of South Florida’s most massive hotel.
Doors at the 1,800-room Marriott Marquis Miami Worldcenter Hotel & Expo Center aren’t scheduled to open for more than three years, but developers say there’s plenty of work to fill the time between now and fall of 2018.
“This project is so big, it’s got so many moving parts, there’s so many players,” said Joe Herndon, director of development for MDM Group, which is building the project. “All these pieces may have to start before we start breaking ground.”
The property will include more than 600,000 square feet dedicated to convention needs, including a 100,000-square-foot exhibition hall on the ground floor, a 65,000-square-foot main ballroom, a 1,500-seat theater and 390,000 square feet of other meeting rooms and event space.
“This,” said architect John Nichols, “is a major undertaking.”
Nichols, CEO of architecture firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe, which designed the project, said the goal is to break ground by the end of the year.
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