SUNNY ISLES, Fla. -- After months of negotiations, Boston-based
Sonesta International Hotels signed a management pact with Dezer
Properties, Miami Beach, and Donald Trump, the developers of the
398-room Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort.
The luxury, oceanfront property could open here as early as
mid-October, according to a Dezer official. However, only phone
reservations for stays Dec. 1 and later will be accepted, a Sonesta
spokeswoman said. That process will start in late May, she
Peak winter rates for the new hotel will average about $300 per
night; off-peak, $180.
All units will be placed into a rental pool, the Sonesta
spokeswoman said, adding that group business of up to 350 persons
will be accepted. Meetings space at the hotel will total 21,000
This will be Sonesta's third hotel in the Miami area. It also
runs hotels in Key Biscayne and Coconut Grove.
Dezer, meanwhile, also owns and operates three additional hotels
-- all unrelated to the Trump project, according to a Dezer
spokesman. They are the Thunderbird and Monaco, both in Sunny
Isles, and the Dezerland Beach Hotel & Spa, Miami Beach.
For information on Trump International Sonesta Beach Resort,
call (800) SONESTA or visit www.sonesta.com.