Dupont Plaza Hotel (Miami)

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The Dupont Plaza Hotel was a major hotel in downtown Miami, Florida from 1957 until 2004. It occupied a section of the former site of the Royal Palm Hotel. The Dupont Plaza Hotel was the first major hotel of its generation built in downtown Miami since the collapse of the tourist boom in 1926. Popular till the 1960s, the Dupont Plaza Hotel was a coveted destination for domestic visitors. It did get a resurgence of interest in the 1980s and early 1990s, but then suffered some financial troubles.[1]

Dupont Plaza Hotel

Lionstone Hotels and Resorts bought the remaining land of the former Dupont Plaza Hotel in August 2001.[2] Originally, Lionstone was going to completely renovate the hotel for $80 million, but changed its mind and decided to demolish the existing structure and start anew. Demolitions for the Dupont Plaza Hotel was started in April 2004 and completed in January 2005.[3]

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  1. ^ Demolition could expose Native American artifacts – Retrieved July 6, 2007
  2. ^ Dupont Plaza's owners planning demolition – Retrieved November 22, 2007
  3. ^ Mayor Manny Diaz & Commissioner Johnny Winton To Personally Complete The Demolition Of Dupont Plaza, Office of the Mayor, Miami, Florida, January 13, 2005, archived from the original on 4 December 2008, retrieved 17 December 2014

Coordinates: 25°46′14.06″N 80°11′20.89″W / 25.7705722°N 80.1891361°W / 25.7705722; -80.1891361