First Miami hotel & co-living

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels unveils plans 
for first Miami hotel, co-living included

Virgin Hotels Miami and Richard Branson

Developer Blue Jay Capital is in contract to purchase the Brickell site, set to close in the first half of 2020

Richard Branson’s Virgin Hotels revealed the site of its first Miami hotel, a 40-story property in the Brickell neighborhood, with plans for a co-living component.

The hotel will have a spa, a communal work space called the Funny Library Coffee Shop, over 15,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and food and beverage outlets that include the Commons Club, a restaurant, bar and social club, and a beer garden live music venue.

The residential portion will take up 15 stories and have 150 micro and co-living units – all of which will be furnished rentals, Soulavy said via email. The residential component will have its own entrance. Residents will have access to the hotel’s common spaces and amenities. The building will mark Virgin Hotels’ first mixed-use residential project. Units will start at under 400 square feet and go up to four-bedroom co-living apartments.

Developers are increasingly adding co-living to their projects to appeal to renters who are willing to sacrifice space in exchange for an urban core location in amenity-rich buildings.

Virgin Hotels is based in Miami and led by CEO Raul Leal. The company’s hotel pipeline includes properties in Dallas, Nashville, New York City, Las Vegas, Silicon Valley, New Orleans, Edinburgh and Palm Springs, according to its website.

Source: TRD MIAMI /

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