Jason Moskal, Vice President, Lifestyle Brands, IHG said: “We are excited to grow the EVEN Hotels portfolio in the southeast with the addition of this outstanding Miami area hotel in partnership with Epelboim Development Group. This new hotel demonstrates the continued strong momentum behind EVEN Hotels, the first hotel brand entirely dedicated to wellness, and shows IHG’s commitment to growing the brand in high-profile markets with exceptional owners.”
Developed by Epelboim Development Group, the $33 million, 190-room EVEN Hotel Miami Airport is the brand’s first signing in the southeastern United States. The hotel will be led by a wellness-savvy staff and feature a best-in-class fitness experience, healthier food choices and natural, relaxing spaces adjacent to the Miami International Airport. The hotel, which will be in part financed through the EB-5 Visa for investors program, is expected to generate an economic impact by creating around 300 jobs in the area.
The event’s Master of Ceremony was Hispanic journalist Nathaly Salas Guaithero who is also a holistic wellness coach. Speakers included Jason Moskal, Vice President of Lifestyle brands at IHG, Adriana Kostencki, Partner of Berger Singerman and VP of the Venezuelan American Chamber of Commerce and a special recognition was presented by the office of Miami-Dade’s Mayor, Carlos Jiménez’s office.
Noel Epelboim, CEO of Epelboim Development Group added: “I am so humbled and grateful to have received the immense support of IHG, of the City of Miami and the community on this day which marks a crucial milestone for our firm. The magic of the EVEN Hotels brand and why I am so excited to be the first one to bring it to our city is that it is listening to travelers and offering something truly different, innovative and aligned with the needs of today’s travelers”.
The hotel is expected to be completed during the first quarter of 2018.