South Florida is gearing up for a contemporary boost to its hotel infrastructure. Earlier this month Aloft Sarasota opened as one of several Starwood hotels coming to South Florida in the next three years. At least nine specialty select brands, including Aloft, Element and Four Points, will open by the end of 2019, giving Starwood a portfolio of 30 Florida hotels.

Aloft Hotels will bring six new hotels; Four Points will add two more properties; and Element will open at least one more hotel. New properties will open in the cities of Miami, Coral Gables, Fort Lauderdale, Gainesville, Aventura and Delray Beach.

Florida is one of the fastest growing markets in North America for Starwood’s specialty select brands, propelled by strong demand for the distinct offerings of Aloft, Four Points and Element in dynamic destinations across the state,” says Brian McGuinness, global brand leader of specialty select brands under Starwood.

Starwood Hotels coming to South Florida include:

Aloft Coral Gables – January 2017

Located minutes away from Miami International Airport (MIA), the mixed-use development will offer retail shops and an upscale restaurant. Nearby attractions include Port of Miami, Vizcaya, Coconut Grove, South Beach and historic Miracle Mile. The hotel will have 137 guest rooms and 600 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Aloft Miami Airport – March 2017

This reuse project will transform the Pan American Bank Building into a modern 125-room hotel with 1,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. The hotel will be located close to Miami Free Trade Zone, Dolphin Mall, University of Miami and various corporations.

Aloft Aventura – July 2017

Situated between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the Aventura property will boast a location convenient to premium golf courses in the area. The community offers easy access to South Beach, Seaquarium, Coral Gables and Hollywood Greyhound Track. Guests staying at the 207-room property will be close to Miami International Airport (MIA) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). It will have 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Aloft Weston – October 2017

Aloft Weston will boast a location near a diverse array of attractions, including Sawgrass Mills Outlet Mall, Cleveland Clinic Weston, BB&T Center and Sun Life Stadium. The property will have 136 guest rooms and more than 600 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Aloft Delray Beach – 2018

The four-story hotel will be within walking distance to several shops, restaurants and cafes in the Delray Beach business district. It will be constructed as a mixed-use development with condominium units, ground floor retail space and a parking garage with 160 spaces. The 120-room Aloft property will have 4,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Aloft Fort Lauderdale – January 2019

This property will follow Element Fort Lauderdale after it opens in 2017, as part of a dual-branded hotel complex. It will feature 224 guest rooms, 1,500 sq. ft. of meeting space and a 250-space parking deck. Nearby attractions include Riverwalk Fort Lauderdale, Las Olas Boulevard and Broward Center for the Performing Arts.

Element Fort Lauderdale Downtown – December 2017

Joined by Aloft Fort Lauderdale, the second half of the dual-branded property will offer 150 guest rooms and 12,100 sq. ft. of meeting space. As part of its eco-conscious branding, the hotel will offer complimentary bike rentals.

Four Points by Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Airport/Cruise Port – December 2016

Just minutes from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) and Port Everglades Cruise Port, visitors will easily be able to access this new hotel. The existing property will undergo a renovation and rebranding before opening as a Four Points hotel with 112 guest rooms and 2,200 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Four Points by Sheraton Miami Airport – June 2017

Located just 1 mile from Miami International Airport (MIA), Four Points Miami Airport will offer 124 guest rooms and 1,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. It will also have a restaurant, outdoor pool and fitness center.