Water Fantaseas is fully operational and has started running charters this week!
For more information visit their website or contact:
Arnoldo Ramirez at (305) 531-1480
Suddath helps reduce cost and risk during renovation projects. We manage the transportation, warehousing, delivery, and installation of furniture, fixtures, and equipment.
- Real-time Inventory tracking from the manufacturer’s door through installation.
- In-house project managers, installers, and dedicated customer service agents.
- Over 30 locations, 2.5 million square feet of warehouse space, and the largest transportation fleet in the U.S.
We have successfully completed several projects in the Keys and the Caribbean out of our Miami warehouse and continue to service the South Florida hospitality market on a regular basis.
We save our client’s money by using our own trucks, warehouses, and installers. We are not only the single source of accountability but the single source of project execution.
I work exclusively on hotel projects, and we understand the flexibility and attention to detail that the guests, managers, and ownership groups deserve and demand during renovations.
I would welcome the opportunity to submit a proposal or respond to an open RFP.
Sales Executive, Hospitality Solutions
6900 NW 74th Ave.Miami, FL 33166
From our hearts to yours, we thank you for the outpouring of care and concern for the Miami community and our team members. We have emerged safely from the storm and our hotel is fully operational. We look forward to welcoming you!
MIA mobile app named “Best Immigration Initiative” by global forum
MIA was one of 10 organizations in the world recognized for travel innovation
MDAD Director of Information Systems and Telecommunications Maurice Jenkins is presented with the “Best Immigration Initiative” award by Chris Runde, Director, Airport Innovation Accelerator, AAAE.
MIAMI (September 19, 2017) — Miami International Airport’s recently upgraded mobile app MIA Airport Official was named “Best Immigration Initiative” this month at the 2017 Future Travel Experience (FTE) Global Awards ceremony. MIA was recognized for being the first airport in the world authorized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to integrate Mobile Passport Control into its mobile application, making MIA Airport Official a digital one-stop shop for MIA travelers. Previously, the only option travelers had was to download the separate Mobile Passport Control app if they wanted to clear passport control via mobile device.
The awards ceremony took place at the FTE Global 2017 Gala Party on September 7 at the OMNIA at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas. Nearly 700 attendees gathered from around the world for this year’s FTE Global – an independent global forum for travel industry stakeholders – to reveal their passenger-focused plans, discuss their future visions, and unveil their latest products and services designed to improve the passenger experience and business performance.
“As the gateway for 70 percent of all international passengers to Florida and 96 percent of all visitors to Miami, MIA is the front door to our community,” said Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez. “I congratulate Director Gonzalez and his exceptional team for the steps they continue to take toward improving the first impression Miami-Dade County makes on our visitors, through world-class technology and world-class customer service.”
After first-time users of MIA Airport Official create and save a traveler profile, those traveling with family will have the option to create multiple traveler profiles and include them in their submission to CBP. Once the desired number of travelers is selected, users will be asked to provide airline information and answer five questions about their travel itinerary. Upon submitting the answers, the app provides users with a digital receipt to be used at dedicated Mobile Passport Control entry lanes. The expedited service does not require pre-approval and is free of charge.
Launched in 2011, the FTE Global Awards celebrate the outstanding efforts of organizations that have gone the extra mile to improve the passenger experience both on the ground and in-flight. Presented to the winners in the presence of their industry peers, the awards recognize the most innovative, ambitious and effective initiatives and organizations across multiple categories. The winners were chosen through consultation with a panel of industry experts, whose identities we keep confidential to maintain their independence.
“As MIA continues to welcome more international passengers, one of our top priorities is to improve our efficiency by turning to technology,” said Miami-Dade Aviation Director Emilio T. González. “We are extremely honored to have been recognized by FTE Global for the recent update to our app, and we look forward to introducing additional passenger enhancements in the coming year.”
This accolade comes just months after MDAD Director of Information Systems and Telecommunications Maurice Jenkins was ranked among the world’s top 10 airport industry figures on the 2017 Future Travel Experience Airport Innovation Power List. MIA was also acknowledged for its innovative initiatives last October, when Airport Innovation Accelerator – an aviation industry community established by the American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) – awarded the airport its inaugural Airport Innovation Award in recognition of creative projects that improve the passenger experience.
Future Travel Experience (FTE), established in 2006, is an independent events and online media business dedicated to improving the end-to-end passenger experience. Having started with a standalone event in North America, FTE now hosts four annual events around the world – FTE Global, FTE Asia EXPO, FTE Europe and FTE Ancillary – which were attended by more than 2,000 senior air transport and travel industry figures in 2015.
While Hurricane Irma batted down on the Caribbean and Florida, devastating many communities, destinations have done more than rebuild to bring travelers back to their sandy shores. Now, more than ever, is a wonderful time to visit these great hotels.
Here’s our running list of luxury hotel openings and closings of those areas affected by Irma. We will keep it updated as information is available:
1 Hotel South Beach: Open
Acqualina Resort & Spa: Open
The Betsy — South Beach: Open
The Biltmore: Open, limited dining options, pool reopens September 18
Eden Roc Miami Beach: Open
Faena Hotel Miami Beach: Opens September 16
Four Seasons Hotel Miami: Open
Loews Miami Beach Hotel: Open
Mandarin Oriental, Miami: Open
Marenas Beach Resort: Open
The Miami Beach Edition: Opens today at noon
The Plymouth: Open. Those affected by Irma can contact the hotel for special rates.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami: Opens September 16
The Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne, Miami: Opens September 16
The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach: Opens September 22
The Setai, Miami Beach: Open
The St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort: Opens September 16
Trump International Beach Resort: Open with limited services
Trump National Doral Miami: Open, golf course closed
Turnberry Isle Miami: Open
Dear GMBHA Members and Partners,
We hope that recovery is going well for you, your employees and families.
Please read message below from our partner William D. Talbert III, President & CEO, GMCVB. For our hotels that have not already provided updates on your operating status, please advise your GMCVB Account Manager.
As we continue to bounce back here in Miami Dade, we are concerned about our industry families in need locally and in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean.
Please also consider a donation to Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts via The American Red Cross.
All the very best in hospitality,
President & CEO
Greater Miami & the Beaches Hotel Association
Dear GMCVB Partners,
We are pleased to report Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau office has re-opened and our team is actively selling and promoting the destination to visitors.
While the majority of our hotels have reopened, we appreciate updates from all of our partners on your operating status. Please let us know if you are fully operational. If not, please advise your GMCVB Account Manager of your expected opening.
Below are some important updates to share with your staff to keep your team, customers and visitors informed:
Miami Beach Convention Center
The Miami Beach Convention Center (MBCC), already undergoing an extensive $615 million renovation, experienced no exterior damage. Currently, the MBCC construction team is further assessing the construction site, and officials do not foresee significant impact, noting all four halls will be available to Art Basel Miami Beach in December.
Miami International Airport
Miami International Airport’s first flight arrived less than 36 hours after the storm’s passing. As the airlines resume normal scheduling, we encourage travelers to confirm flights directly with their carriers.
Cruises are already departing from PortMiami and passengers are encouraged to check their cruise line for the latest information on sailings.
We’re pleased to report visitors are already enjoying our destination’s many assets, including our popular attractions and shopping throughout the destination.
The majority of our restaurants are open, and many have extended the GMCVB’s Miami Spice Restaurant program through October 31.
Twenty-one of 22 Visitor Centers are currently open or will open by September 18; a complete listing is available on our website.
The GMCVB will be launching a post-Irma Marketing Campaign in the coming days and we will be reaching out to you for special offers and updates.
We will also be working closely with our partner, the Greater Miami and The Beaches Hotel Association, to lend support to our industry families in need locally, in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. In the meantime, we encourage you to consider contributing to Hurricane Irma relief efforts via the American Red Cross.
For additional information, please click here and make sure to check back regularly for updates.
William D. Talbert, III, CDME
President & CEO