MIAMI—The promise of Brickell City Centre is manifesting beforeour eyes. Swire Properties just topped off theeast block tower—the first of six buildings under construction atthe $1.05 billion, 5.4 million master-planned mixed-usedevelopment.

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“To be topping off our first building having only broken groundin 2012 is a tremendous achievement and cause for celebration,”says Stephen Owens, president of Swire. “We owethis milestone to our outstanding construction team. To see ourfirst tower topped is exhilarating and indicative of the hard workand planning accomplished in collaboration with all our teams.”

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Located at 89 Southeast Eighth Street, the east tower will behome to EAST, Miami, a luxury lifestyle hotel thatis set to open in the winter of 2015. EAST, Miami will offer 263rooms and 89 serviced apartments. The hotel willalso have a signature restaurant by internationally renowned LaHuella, a rooftop bar, meeting rooms, a pool, and a fitnesscenter.

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Several other towers at Brickell City Centre are also racingupwards, with the project's two condominium towers, “Rise” and“Reach,” topping off in January and February, respectively. ButBrickell City Centre is about more than hotels.The project spans five blocks and 11 acres along Southwest 8th and7th Streets and is expected to become the cultural center of thecity. The first phase includes 565,000 square feet ofretail and entertainment space and 862,000 squarefeet of office space.

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Brickell is home to the largest concentration of internationalbanks in the US, as well as some of the most prestigious officebuildings in the Southeast. Beyond international banks, theBrickell tenant mix includes Fortune 500 companies, andworld-renowned law firms. With 6.7 million square feet of officespace in 28 buildings, Brickell represents 15% of Miami-Dade'soffice market and draws the highest rental rates of anysubmarket.

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Still, hotels are a big part of the development in Brickell.Atton Hotels operates four hotels with nearly1,000 rooms in Latin America. The $65 million Atton Brickell Hotelproject will create about 400 construction and 130 permanentpositions, and is slated for delivery in early 2016.

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A Chilean hotel chain is building its first-ever US project inMiami's urban core. Atton Hotels is breaking ground on the 275-room, 12-story AttonBrickell Hotel, Miami. Located at 1500 SW 1st Avenue in DowntownMiami's Brickell Financial District.

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Located next to Le Parc at Brickell, a 128-unit luxury condowith 128 residences currently under construction, Atton BrickellHotel, Miami will offer views of Downtown Miami and Simpson Park.The hotel is a short walk to Miami's publictransportation Metrorail and Metromover systems, the Shops at MaryBrickell Village, Brickell City Centre complex, as well as retail,dining and entertainment establishments in the area.

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