TownePlace Suites Miami Airport, West Doral.
Ocean Bank was the lender. Records show Sunflower Hospitality at Kendall LLC, led by Manuel Henriques Moniz, paid about $1.6 million for the site in 2011.
The Marriott-branded hotel will offer 116 rooms, according to a notice of commencement. The hotel broke ground south of Southwest 88th Street along 162nd Avenue.
The lot at 9055 Southwest 162nd Avenue spans about 85,088 square feet or nearly 2-acres.
Delant Construction is leading the project. TownePlace Suites by Marriott offers one- and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, according to its website.
The hotel is near the recently-built West Kendall Baptist Hospital.
The West Kendall suburban area is seeing additional development.
Nearby, CVS Pharmacy bought an office building for $7.5 million with plans to build a new store and a BB&T Bank.