February 29, 2024


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Pharrell, David Grutman Open up Goodtime Miami Seashore Resort

The Goodtime Hotel with Pharrell Williams and (from top) David Grutman, Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum (Getty, Alice Gao)

The Goodtime Lodge with Pharrell Williams and (from prime) David Grutman, Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum (Getty, Alice Gao)

Soon after about five yrs and $200 million, the Goodtime Hotel is practically open.

The Washington Avenue resort, designed by Imperial Companies’ Michael D. Fascitelli and Eric Birnbaum, opens Thursday. The builders brought on star expertise to supply and run the home: Pharrell Williams, hospitality mogul David Grutman and designer Ken Fulk.

The 266-key resort, at 601 Washington Avenue, characteristics about 100,000 sq. feet of community spaces, Grutman’s 30,000-square-foot Strawberry Moon cafe and pool club, 45,000 sq. ft of floor floor retail, a gymnasium and library, according to a launch.

The job marks the to start with resort for Grutman, founder of Groot Hospitality. The developers paid $36 million for the total Washington Avenue block in 2015, data show. The job was partly financed with a $45 million bank loan from Lender OZK in early 2018.

“This spot of Washington Avenue was in deep need,” Fascitelli said. “It took a ton of dollars to carry it to this issue.”

Fulk explained it “feels like the fantastic moment” to open the resort, with so substantially notice targeted on South Florida. The Goodtime is hosting InterMiami’s soccer time launch on Friday and will have pool activations this weekend to celebrate the opening, Grutman stated.

The lodge and assets had been created by architect Morris Adjmi, Fulk and landscape architect Raymond Jungles. Resort rooms vary from about 200 sq. feet to 1,000 sq. feet, Birnbaum stated.

The associates, who referred to the resort as “approachable luxury,” reported they are open up to developing a lot more Goodtime hotels. Birnbaum and his agency, Dreamscape Firms, are buying lodges across the country. He stated he is also wanting for new improvement web-sites in the Miami location.

“The important is to get this one right and make it a accomplishment,” Birnbaum extra. “When and if we do that, chances will occur.”