JW Marriott Marquis Miami to build 50,000 square-foot indoor sports, entertainment complex

JW Marriott Marquis Miami is feeling the heat, and building a 10,000-square-foot NBA-approved arena to quench its fever. When the hotel debuts in October, the new two-story entertainment facility will feature a basketball arena, as well as a full-size tennis court, world-renowned Jim McLean Golf School, Rik Rak Spa & Salon, virtual bowling alley, Met 2 Fitness and more.

The multiplex entertainment facility will take over the hotel’s 19th and 20th floors, which it will share with the 44-room Hotel Beaux Arts Miami, an art-infused, urban retreat located directly above the JW Marriot Marquis Miami.

According to Marriott, the entertainment complex will host an array of recreational activities including competitive and leisure sports, fitness, beauty and rejuvenation. There will be a high-tech 3D media room, and a furnished pool deck, which houses a heated stainless steel pool and whirlpool. The Jim McLean Golf School will offer skilled personal instruction, virtual golf simulators, two putting greens, lounge seating, a Pro Shop, and sweeping city views.

The basketball arena will have a multi-use portable floor system — the same flooring used at the Miami Heat’s home stadium, the American Airline Arena — that transforms into an NBA Approved Basketball court, a tennis court featuring the identical surface used at the Sony Ericsson Open or carpeted event space.

For those less sporty guests who still want to take part in the action, there will be a billards room and a virtual Bowling Alley that offers different themed lanes.

On the 20th floor will be the hotel spa, or as the Marriott is calling it: a sanctuary for wellness and relaxation. The full-service spa will also have a beauty salon and fitness center.

Looks like Miami is poised to be more than just beaches and bikinis come October.