Making Magic in "The 305!" MCR Acquires the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon
MCR’s latest acquisition in The Sunshine State provides a perfect home base for both business and leisure travelers
NEW YORK, February 03, 2023--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MCR — the country’s 4th-largest hotel owner-operator — has acquired the Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon, a 14-story hotel with 508 rooms in Miami, Florida. With a prime waterfront setting within the Blue Lagoon business park, the hotel is located just south of Miami International Airport (MIA). This is the company’s second hotel in the Miami airport submarket following the acquisition of the Hyatt Place Miami Airport East in December of 2022 and its tenth hotel in Florida.
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The Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon. (Photo: Business Wire)
MIA is the busiest airport for international passengers and international freight in the U.S. and provides a hub for over 90 air carriers. International traffic continues to ramp back up following the pandemic and overall passenger volume through MIA was up over 10% in 2022 compared to 2019 based on the latest data available. And with a $5 billion capital improvement and expansion plan underway, it’s only going to get busier.
Tourism remains the top industry in "the 305," but it is also home to the largest concentration of international banks in the U.S., as well as many major Fortune 500 companies. With its prime location near the airport, the Blue Lagoon business park has over four million square feet of office space and serves as the headquarters for nationally recognized names including Burger King and Lennar, as well serving as the Latin American headquarters for Sony, Airbus, Novartis, Hasbro, Estée Lauder and Olympus.
Once your business is done in Magic City, be sure to indulge in the many leisure activities available nearby. Our hotel is located near several major sports venues, including the Hard Rock Stadium, making it easy to splash down for a Miami Dolphins game. Explore pristine beaches along Florida’s Gold Coast, take in the largest collection of Art Deco architecture in the U.S., or head deeper into the city to check out Miami’s world-renowned shopping and dining scenes.
There’s plenty to enjoy on-property too! The hotel offers a large outdoor pool surrounded by comfy loungers, umbrellas and towering palms, plus outdoor tennis and basketball courts, bike and car rentals, a fitness center, and a hot tub.
When you’re ready for a bite, the hotel has plenty of options. Join us for breakfast in the Coral Café Restaurant or for a casual poolside lunch and drinks at the Blue Lagoon Saloon. The Cove Bar serves light bites, dinner, and drinks nightly. All-day grab-and-go options are also available in our convenient shop, Herb N' Kitchen.
Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's convenient central location and 32,000 square feet of on-site meeting space, which includes a large, 9,600 square-foot ballroom, 16 breakout rooms and indoor and outdoor social event-focused space with views of Blue Lagoon. Each meeting space offers the latest technology and is managed by a professional team dedicated to making your event a success.
The Hilton Miami Airport Blue Lagoon is located at 5101 Blue Lagoon Drive and features:
508 spacious, pet-friendly rooms
Four food and beverage outlets, including a pool bard and a grab-and-go market offering snacks and beverages
Complimentary airport shuttle
An outdoor pool and hot tub
Outdoor tennis and basketball courts
A 24-hour fitness center
32,000 square feet of meeting space
A 24-hour business center
Fast, free wi-fi
Reserve suites by phone at +1 (305) 262-1000 or online.
4th-largest hotel owner-operator in the United States
$5.0 billion portfolio of 148 premium-branded hotels
MCR operates 9 Marriott brands, 8 Hilton brands and a number of unflagged independent hotels
Over 21,000 guestrooms across 37 states and 103 cities
Founded in 2006
Offices in New York City, Dallas, Chicago and Richmond, Virginia
6,000 team members across the country
Three-time recipient of the Marriott Partnership Circle Award, the highest honor Marriott presents to its owner and franchise partners
Recipient of the Hilton Legacy Award for Top Performer
For the TWA Hotel at New York’s JFK Airport, MCR won the Development of the Year (Full Service) Award at The Americas Lodging Investment Summit (ALIS), the Urban Land Institute New York Excellence in Hotel Development Award and the American Institute of Architects national Architecture Award, the highest honor given by the AIA
Named one of Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Travel Companies of 2020
For more information, please visit mcrhotels.com.
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