Named one of the “World’s Best Resorts” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Turnberry Isle Miami reopened as JW Marriott Miami Turnberry Resort & Spa in December 2018 after a massive expansion nearly doubling its capacity. Situated in the heart of Aventura, between Miami and Fort Lauderdale, the resort occupies a 300-acre estate. The original, and tallest building on the property rises 30 stories above the gleaming waters of the resort’s exclusive marina, offering stunning views of the cityscape at all times of the day. Visitors can enjoy a golf course, spa and fitness center, a pool complex, restaurants and more on the property.
The durable and abrasion resistant coating would also extend the life expectancy of the structure.
Expansion was necessary as the resort grew in popularity and thus Orchid Tower was opened in the winter of 2018. This 16-story building added 323 new guest rooms and an additional 110,000 square feet of meeting space. Understanding this increased capacity would attract more visitors in 2019, the resort included a parking garage expansion in its plan as well.
Although parking garages are essential space saving structures, traditional concrete garages are not a one-size fits all solution. The Turnberry Resort team determined a galvanized steel frame parking garage was the best fit for their project due to long-term durability and design flexibility. By using steel, instead of concrete, they were able to fit more parking spots in less space, leaving extra outdoor space for guests to enjoy while also providing options for future expansion.
A sleek, open steel frame is also more attractive than a concrete structure. Although the steel structure saved space on the resort, it would be vulnerable to the environment and residents without a protective coating. When the team learned about the numerous benefits hot-dip galvanizing added to the project, the decision was easy. Due to its immersion process, all the steel would have complete coverage and protection from the corrosive properties of salt water from the ocean. The durable and abrasion resistant coating would also extend the life expectancy of the structure.
The resort can also rest assured that little to no maintenance would be required on the galvanizing throughout the structure's design life rounding out the value of using a galvanized steel frame instead of concrete.
Turnberry CEO expressed they wanted to preserve the elements of Turnberry Isle that made it an enduring and beloved destination while adding features during this expansion to keep the property at the cutting edge of service and style. Hot-dip galvanizing will play a role in maintaining this atmosphere for decades to come.
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