Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel Proposes $21 Million Expansion
Successful boutique hotel focused on food, adding new rooms, meeting space and rooftop terrace.
The award-winning Epicurean Hotel offers a $21 million expansion project, giving foodies, life connoisseurs and culinary explorers even more to love in the stylish Hyde Park neighborhood of South Tampa, Florida. Located just across Howard Avenue from the main 137-room hotel, the expansion will include 51 new rooms and suites, a private lobby, meeting space and a rooftop terrace. With a classic, crisp white exterior, historic facade, and lush green landscaping, the four-story structure will include two restored historic apartment buildings and add two floors of parking with 91 spaces. The expansion is planned for the summer of 2023.
Call it epicurean “second lesson”, Collier said the overall look of the guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas will be consistent with the main hotel, but the expansion gives them an opportunity for innovation and refinement. Public spaces will feature a welcoming contrast of warm woods with cool concrete and stainless steel. An installation of original artwork of wine and champagne corks and a contemporary chandelier shaped like a liquor bottle will greet guests arriving in the lobby.
The 51 new accommodations will include 31 standard king rooms, eight deluxe king rooms, three two-bedroom suites and one junior suite. There will also be eight historic apartments converted into suites with separate dining and living areas, kitchenettes, king beds and sofa beds. Apartment-style suites will also include private balconies shaded by chic black-and-white striped awnings, all overlooking Howard Avenue. Rooms and suites will feature butcher block countertops and soft, sophisticated furnishings and finishes in earth tones, with a hint of culinary touches in artwork and other decor. Improved technology will also improve the overall customer experience.
The new meeting space will include a 794 square foot room that can accommodate up to 50 people and a 590 square foot room that can accommodate up to 39 people. The 1,138 square foot rooftop terrace will also provide a unique option for private events and meetings for up to 130 people, with 44 guests seated.
Orlando-based L2 Studios, Inc. is the project’s architect and interior designer. Other partners include Cooper Johnson Smith Peterson Architects, Inc. for the exterior concept design and Nelson Construction, the general contractor, both based in Tampa.
Wherever they lay their head, Epicurean Hotel guests will have access to the amenities of both buildings, including the state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; signature restaurant Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar; EDGE Rooftop Lounge; the Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop in Bern; Evangeline full-service spa; Chill Bros. Scoop Shop; and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly built hotel property in the United States to join Marriott International, Inc.’s prestigious Autograph Collection® (NYSE: MAR) .
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