AC Hotels by Marriott | Aventura

AC Hotels by Marriott

20805 Biscayne Boulevard, Aventura, Florida

Project Type


Project Size

190,888 SF
9 Story
233 Rooms
Garage – 56,416 SF
4 Levels
147 Spaces

Client Contact

Norwich Partners
David Leatherwood

John Smotryski


Mario Suarez

Group One Partners
Harry Wheeler

Project Role

Construction Manager at Risk

Project Details


When complete in the Summer 2017, this 233 room lifestyle hotel will stand 9 stories tall and include an attached 4 level, 147 space garage with amenity deck consisting of gazebos, cabanas and 1,452 SF pool. A fitness studio, business center, meeting rooms, gift shop, cafe and full service restaurant with commercial kitchen are among the additional hotel amenities. Wood plank flooring, wood veneer ceilings, and glass barn doors are among the unique finishes used in each guestroom.

Built atop a landfill necessitated exporting 7,800 cubic yards of contaminated soil from the site, replacing it with suitable fill and then stabilizing through a soil mixing and remediation process. The structure, which is supported by 202 auger cast compression piles 18” in diameter and 54’ in legnth, required dewatering all utility and elevator shaft locations. It consits of cast-in-place concrete and post tension decks at the hotel and garage, 8” masonry block and fill cells, painted stucoo and single ply TPO roof with rubber membrane.

Fixed impact windows, window walls, full height storefront and mullions, chilled water mechanical system with fan coil units, energy efficient lighting and controls and (6) 350 FPM traction elevators are also included. As construction manager, Craft provided several months of preconstruction consulting services that resulted in $1.1 million of accepted cost savings options. The $30.3 million project is scheduled to be complete in just 18 months.