Just four years after opening its doors, the InterContinental West Miami has begun a major expansion to accommodate the increasing demand for business travel and corporate meetings. Located in the heart of the new City of Doral, the property quickly became the hotel of choice for business and leisure travelers. “We provide business travelers with InterContinental’s world renowned service and amenities”, said Jose Marti, general manager of the InterContinental West Miami, “and with Doral being the fastest growing business and residential area in Miami-Dade County, our property appeals to seasoned travelers.” Additionally, corporate meeting planners found the hotel’s prime West Dade location coupled with its highly trained staff and outstanding facilities made it an ideal location for business meetings and events.
The $10 million expansion project which will be completed in mid-2005, will add a new wing to the hotel with 117 sleeping rooms and will more than double function space to a total of 10,000 square feet including a ballroom seating 500 people. The expansion comes at a time when the hotel enjoys average year round occupancy of 80 percent.
“The City of Doral will also benefit from the hotel’s expansion as we are creating nearly 100 construction jobs, another 50 permanent hotel positions and will welcome an additional 30,000 business and leisure travelers to our City who will spend an additional $5 million per year.” added Mr. Marti.
For more information on the InterContinental West Miami visit them on the web at either www.ichotels.com or www.gruporeal.com or call the hotel at 1-800-305-0029.