On September 15, 2014, Jason Halpern, the principal of JMH Development announced the topping off ceremony of Aloft South Beach. This 235-room hotel was set to open at the center of Miami Beach in early 2015.
Developed by partners, JMH and the Madden Real Estate Ventures, the Aloft South Beach project represents the adaptive reuse of the memorable Motel Ankara. It also features a new eight-story tower. The construction was done by Plaza Construction, with ADD, Inc. being the project architect.
This project marked the first newly built hotel to operate in South Beach area since 2009. Compared to its competitors, the hotel offers significantly larger rooms that average over 360 square feet.
According to the JMH Development Principal, Jason Halpern, the topping off of the building marked a major milestone in its construction process and signaled the start of a new phase towards its completion and opening.
The Aloft South Beach offers a superior, waterfront positioning with easy access to the Collins Canal and Lake Pancoast, which surround the property. It is located at the center of South Beach just a block away from the shores of the Miami Beach and minutes from Miami Beach Convention Center, the Bass Museum, several art galleries and numerous restaurants, nightclubs, and boutiques.
Guests who come to this hotel enjoy a roof deck lounge, an outdoor pool, two, 349 square feet flexible conference spaces perfect for both professional and social meetings, and a 24-hour fitness center. Also, the hotel offers live, free entry to the upcoming local artists together with other bands.
About Jason Halpern
As a real estate developer, Jason Halpern is the Principal of his family business, JMH Development. The firm currently has $500 million invested in the New York state projects which include turning a warehouse into a 340 luxury apartment building and development on 184 Kent. JMH is also associated with the Cobble Hill project that saw the addition of 9 luxury townhouses to the entire Brooklyn area.
Through JMH Development, Jason Halpern remains committed to developing new and contemporary buildings both for rental purposes, and commercial business space, across New York.