Marriott International has unveiled the latest hotel under its luxury lifestyle joint-venture brand with Ian Schrager.
The property is situated within Water Street Tampa, a $3.5 billion mixed use development project which Marriott says has been “built around wellness, connectivity, walkability, and sustainability”, with “sparkling waterfront views, publicly accessible green space, first-rate dining and shopping, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, residences, and offices”.
The 172-room, 38-residence Tampa Edition features a ninth floor rooftop pool and Azure at Edition restaurant, serving Mediterranean cuisine overseen by Michelin-starred chef John Fraser.
Other facilities include a Lobby Bar, fine dining Lilac restaurant, Market at Edition for coffees, pastries and alfresco dining, the gentleman’s club inspired Punch Room.
Art Club Cabaret has been inspired by Radio City Music Hall and will host entertainers under no less than 350 mirrored balls, while the hotel’s second floor and mezzanine features a 250-guest private event space, as well as two studios and a boardroom.
Wellness facilities include six treatment rooms and a relaxation area, while room décor is understated, with light white oak, photography by Rodney Smith and custom Jean-Michel Frank-inspired furniture. There are also five Garden terrace rooms on the third floor, as well as the eight floor Penthouse with open plan living and dining rooms.
Design features in the hotel’s public areas include a white marble sculptural staircase in the lobby area, alongside a large-scale stainless-steel Anish Kapoor-inspired lilac orb art piece, and a custom-designed travertine pool table.
Edition Hotels was conceived as a joint venture between Marriott and American hotelier and entrepreneur Ian Schrager, with the first property opening in Waikiki in 2010.
There are currently 14 Edition hotels worldwide, in locations including London, New York, Barcelona, Tokyo, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bodrum.
The brand’s most recent addition was the Madrid Edition, which opened on Plaza de Celenque in the Sol district of the capital in March this year.
The Tampa Edition opens in preview phase on September 20, ahead of a global launch in October.
Commenting on the news Ian Schrager said:
“Not often have I had the opportunity to work on a project that will completely transform the very centre and heartbeat of a great city like Tampa, and make it even greater.
“I call it urban expansion, rather than urban renewal, and it serves as a model for how cities will transform and evolve the future. The scale of it is mind-boggling and we’re very happy to be right here and a part of it.”