Hilton Miami Dadeland
A brand new 184-room hotel with a whole host of first-class facilities and themed around health and wellbeing, Hilton Miami Dadeland opened this year on the Baptist Hospital campus in Miami, Florida.
Operated by Interstate Hotels and Resorts, the hotel features 150 guest rooms, including 34 rooms tailored to guests staying for longer periods, the largest meeting space in the area, a wellness centre, farm-to-table restaurant and more.
Hilton Miami Dadeland also offers a 6,200-square-foot ballroom, over 2,000 square feet of state-of-the-art flexible meeting space, a health and wellness centre with a fitness room and heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour business centre.
In addition to the hotel’s restaurant, there is a grab-n-go pantry, a water bar with bottled water from around the world and room service. During digital check-in, guests will be able to request a Digital Key from within the Hilton HHonors mobile app to unlock their rooms, and the hotel’s app suggests nearby dining and entertainment venues.
Hilton Miami Dadeland complements the exceptional patient experience offered at Miami Cancer Institute, a new $430 million clinical and research centre that will house South Florida’s first proton therapy centre, and the Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute, a leader in cardiovascular care.
“We are proud that Hilton Hotels & Resorts will be a part of the Baptist Hospital campus, offering our world-class hospitality to all visitors in the greater Miami area, as well as patients and families who are in particular need of the comfort, convenience and amenities that we offer,” said Matt Wehling, senior vice president, development – North America, Hilton Worldwide.
“We thank Baptist Health South Florida for their partnership and collaboration in bringing this property to life.”
The hotel was constructed on the site of a previous hotel building which had fallen into disuse and was demolished to make way for the new scheme. Construction took almost 2 years and the property opened in February 2019.
CallisonRTKL Inc., the architect for the hotel, has fused best practices from healthcare and hospitality design by incorporating a welcoming, compassionate and uplifting environment for guests.
Recognising the community’s multicultural nature and the hospital campus’ Mediterranean feel, the property features special design details, including Cuban tile, pineapple-themed wall art and textiles with abstract lines representative of the fruit’s texture to add a touch of local style. The pineapple, Baptist Health’s iconic logo, symbolises hospitality and reflects a place of warmth and welcome.
CallisonRTKL Vice President Dan Freed said: “Baptist Health South Florida invited us to be interviewed to take on the project as we had carried out a number of other projects for Hilton, including Hilton Baltimore and Hilton Omaha.
“Our design brief was based upon understanding and highlighting the goals of the client, as well as our own goals for the project and this informed every design decision we made from there on.
“I think one of the most interesting things about this project is that it is themed around health and wellness. The hotel includes two particular spaces focused on providing group programmes on cooking healthy meals and improving general wellbeing. This is complemented by a fitness area and a spa.”
He added that Hilton also brought in their own wellness programmed entitled ‘Five Feet to Fitness’. Based on this, the designers also created a small number of rooms incorporating fitness equipment – literally just a few feet from the bed! This is a fairly new feature for Hilton.
Another distinctive feature of the design was incorporating some of Hilton’s extended stay products into a number of the hotel’s suites – including kitchenettes providing added convenience for those staying for longer periods.
Dan Freed concluded: “We are super happy and the hotel has had some very good reviews on Trip Advisor.
“Our typical clients are commercial and it was very interesting to have a healthcare element in the project brought in by not-for-profit project partner Baptist Health South Florida.”
The 150,000-square-foot hotel is located to the immediate west of the main entrance of Baptist Hospital and conveniently near Dadeland Mall and regional transportation hubs.
“Hilton Worldwide is recognised globally as a leader in hospitality, and we felt its full-service Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand would be an ideal partner,” said Ana Lopez-Blazquez, executive vice president, Baptist Health South Florida. “In addition, this property will have the largest meeting space in the area to accommodate conferences, events and meetings.”
“The Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand is beloved among travellers around the world, and Hilton Miami/Dadeland brings the best of our brand to the local area,” said Shawn McAteer, vice president, global brand management, full service brands, Hilton Worldwide.
“This property offers the signature elements of Hilton Hotels & Resorts – unparalleled amenities, individualised service and beautifully designed rooms – to business and leisure travellers, as well as patients and their families.”