Tuesday, June 2, 2015


Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced the opening of Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami, the second hotel of its new lifestyle brand. It has 105 rooms located close to the beach.
Hyatt Centric, the new brand of Hyatt Hotels Corporation positioned on the lifestyle segment, opens its second US address in Miami. There are a few weeks, the chain had its debut in Chicago.
For both the leisure customers to the business traveler, the hotel Centric are customized according to their destination and have open space "The Corner" which is used both at work, reading or relaxation. The technology is also put forward to facilitate the interactions between staff and clients.
The Hyatt Centric South Beach Miami is managed via a management contract signed with property developer Robert Finvarb Companies David Martin and his partner. The architect Kobi Karp developed the plans for the property, a glass tower ten stories. Close to the beach, the property features 105 rooms and suites, a fitness center, spa, equipment for enjoying the beach (sun lounger, chairs, etc.), a Mediterranean restaurant (DECK Sixteen ), a bar and an outdoor pool. Works of art are displayed in the grounds of the hotel.

The group plans to open fifteen Hyatt Centric worldwide in the coming years. Future Hotels have been announced in New York, Atlanta and Paris, the only European city in the program currently. On January 1, 2015, Hyatt Hotels Corporation was the 14th hotel group by number of rooms, according to the ranking made ​​each year by MKG Hospitality, hospitality consulting firm founded by Georges Panayotis. He then had to 152,986 rooms in 560 establishments.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Much more affordable homes

MONTREAL - The value of homes located in Florida should continue to increase over the coming years, which will help Quebecers who own a property, according to a study from BMO. 

Overall, house prices in the US rose 20% over the past two years. However, this catch is less than the fall started since their peak in 2006, according to the survey.

Florida is very popular with Canadians, who are the most numerous foreign buyers in the state. More than 500,000 Canadians are currently holding property.

It must be said that the prices of houses Floridian remain low compared to those of Canadian real estate. The median price of a home is $ 124,000 while the Unite States reached $ 255,000 in Canada.

The most popular regions including Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Orlando-Kissimmee, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale-Palm Beach, Cape Coral-Ft. Myers, Tampa-St. Petersburg and Naples-Marco Island.

"We expect that the prices of houses belonging to pensioners in the state will be higher than the national average, due to the increasing number of retirees, the abundance of foreign capital and lower interest rates" , said Jack Ablin, chief investment officer, BMO Harris Private Banking.

Compared to their highs of 2006, prices have fallen 34% in Tampa, 30% in Phoenix, 43% in Las Vegas and 52% in Miami.