The Tampa EDITION has opened its doors, representing the luxury brand’s 15th property and the first five-star hotel in the flourishing Florida city.
Located in the new $3.5 billion Water Street Tampa mixed use development, the five-star hotel and residences have been created by Ian Schrager, in collaboration with Marriott International.
The Water Street neighbourhood is built around wellness, connectivity, walkability, and sustainability, offering waterfront views, publicly accessible green space, dining and shopping, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, residences, and offices.
The Tampa EDITION incorporates industrial details, Art Deco-inspired lines, and lush greenery throughout the hotel in keeping with the organic, wellness focus of the surrounding neighbourhood.
Spread over 26 stories, there are 172 rooms and 38 private residences, a rooftop terrace with a pool, expansive spa and wellness facility, fitness centre, and seven bars and restaurants, overseen by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.
Located on level nine, The Rooftop comprises Azure at EDITION and a sprawling pool club with cabanas for day and night, loungers, resident DJs and a bar, open to hotel guests and residences only, the perfect spot to while away a sunny day against Tampa city views.
The Lobby Bar will feature elevated classic cocktails with a Mediterranean twist, along with shareable small plates, while Lilac, the signature fine dining Mediterranean restaurant highlights locally sourced and seasonal ingredients showcasing unique flavours and techniques through an Eastern Mediterranean lens. Market at EDITION is an Italian trattoria-style eatery with a private garden oasis perfect for alfresco dining on Water Street.
On the second floor and the mezzanine level above, is the 250-guest private event space and a series of meeting rooms – including two studios and a boardroom – which all come complete with top technology, including electronically controlled black-out blinds and light filtering window treatments, and retractable walls to accommodate events of all sizes.
The Tampa EDITION opened in preview last week (20 September) with a global launch slated for October.