KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. -- Construction is under way on the Grand Bay
Resort Condominium Hotel, which will occupy a 1,200-foot beachfront
site when it opens here in December1999.
The 14-story property will have 243 luxury hotel rooms and 226
condo suites. In addition, there will be more than 20,000 square
feet of meeting space, including a 7,500-square-foot grand ballroom
that seats up to 500.
Other facilities will
include a 20,000-square-foot European-style health spa that offers
fitness equipment, health treatments and personal training. In
addition, there will be a tennis center with 11 lighted hydro-clay
courts, including a stadium court and one hard surface court; a
tennis pro shop, and two heated pools.
For dining, a gourmet food and beverage market will be on site
as well as an indoor-outdoor restaurant (with 324 seats), a formal
restaurant (that seats up to 84) and a lounge (that seats up to
160). There will be a lobby bar and pool bar, as well.
A concierge staff, baby-sitting service and 24-hour room service
will be available.
The developer is a partnership led by Sherwood Weiser and Donald
Lefton, principals of Carnival Hotels & Resorts. Other
principals are Douglas Weiser, Carnival Hotels' senior vice
president for development, and Karim Alibhai, president of Patriot
American Hospitality Operating Co., based in Dallas.