Partnership Breaks Ground on $500M COVID-Conscious Skyscraper in Miami
A partnership between Adventist Health, Blue Zones, Accor Hotels & Royal Palm Cos. has broken ground on the Legacy Tower at Miami Worldcenter, the world’s first COVID-Conscious, residential, hotel and medical center skyscraper in downtown Miami.
Slated to cost $500 million, the 55-story, 600-foot tall tower will feature 310 MicroLuxe residences, 219 hotel rooms and 10-floors of medical facilities. The entire tower is also designed with an array of COVID-Conscious amenities and technologies. Miami Worldcenter is the city’s new retail, residential, restaurant, entertainment and transportation complex.
“Here you have a medical-wellness center, combined with a hotel, residences, all-in-one tower. This is, in essence, pandemic-ready. One day, in the future, you can shelter in-place — right in the building,” said Dan Kodsi, CEO at Royal Palm Cos.
David Cohen is Southeast Editorial Director at Connect Commercial Real Estate. David is a media veteran with more than 10 years of experience in journalism, copywriting and communications across a variety of roles. He is responsible for covering commercial real estate news and trends in the Southeast, Florida, Washington D.C. and Boston at Connect CRE as well as specializing in the Student Housing sector.
Prior to joining Connect, David was the editor of Northeast Real Estate Business magazine and Student Housing Business magazine at France Media as well as spending time freelancing for ESPN and the Associated Press in the fast-paced field of live sports event production. He is also an owner and investor in multifamily real estate in Atlanta, GA.
David currently resides in Atlanta and graduated from the College of Communication & Information at the University of Tennessee Knoxville.