Grammy-nominated Seraphic Fire begins student composer-in-resident program
- Baptist Health South Florida and Virginia-based Interstate Hotels and Resorts opened the Hilton Miami Dadeland, which includes both regular rooms and suites designed for extended stays by patients or their families. It is on the campus of Baptist Hospital of Miami.
- The coral disease that has been killing reefs in South Florida for the last four years has been named stony coral tissue loss disease. The disease’s source has not been identified. Key West has banned sunscreens containing oxybenzone or octinoxate, which studies show damage coral reefs.
- New York-based New Era Cap plans to double its baseball-cap manufacturing capacity in Miami-Dade when it moves from Hialeah to Opa-locka this summer.
- A 22,984-sq.-ft. waterfront home in Indian Creek Village set a record price for a single-family home in the county when it sold for $49.9 million. The buyer was not identified. The home previously sold in 2012, when a Russian buyer paid $47 million in cash.
- Miami home developer Douglas Cox paid $25 million for 22 properties in Coconut Grove.
- Hotel developer Urbanica plans to build a 220-room Hotel Urbanica in Miami’s Edgewater neighborhood.
- The Miami Herald added publisher to Aminda Marqués González’s titles. She will remain executive editor of the Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald. The paper’s previous publisher, Alexandra Villoch, left for a senior position at Baptist Health.
- Maryland-based Host Hotels & Resorts paid $610 million for the 429- room 1 Hotel South Beach from Miami Beach-based Starwood Capital Group and Miami-based LeFrak.
- Tommy Hilfiger sold the 105-room Raleigh Hotel in South Beach for $103 million to an international investor group.
- Hilton Worldwide opened the 200-room Baker’s Cay Resort, which replaced the Hilton Key Largo that was damaged by Hurricane Irma.
- Miami International Airport saw a record 45 million passengers and 2.3 million tons of freight during 2018.
- Virgin Trains USA — formerly Brightline — called off its planned IPO as it expands its passenger rail line from West Palm Beach to Orlando and then to Tampa.
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