Tampa could not be more ready for a truly luxurious hotel, and luckily the Tampa Edition Hotel is now open. Located in the heart of Tampa’s new Water Street development in the Channelside District, The Edition is a gorgeous, 26-story addition to the area that also includes one of Tampa’s Michelin Star recipients, Lilac.
In this quick overview, you’ll discover what makes the EDITION Hotel in Tampa worthy of your date night, or getaway, list.
The Tampa EDITION – A Luxury Hotel Experience
500 Channelside Drive, Tampa, Florida
Before we get into what makes the Edition Hotel Tampa so special, here’s a summary of what to love about this new hotel from a local’s perspective:
- Seven on-site bars and restaurants
- Luxurious spa and fitness center
- 172 spacious guest rooms for staycations
Drinks & Dining at The Tampa EDITION Hotel
The Edition is bringing in the heavy hitters for food and beverage. The culinary team is led by Chef John Fraser, who, not to brag, has Michelin Stars under his belt.
The concepts lean heavily to the Mediterranean with Lilac, a Greek and Turkish-influenced restaurant, an Italian Trattoria dubbed Market at Edition, and Azure Mediterranean restaurant – a gorgeous rooftop, poolside setting sure to impress.
Lilac was awarded a 2023 Michelin Star. The small space has a sleek and sexy vibe (but ironically, no lilacs). Their contemporary four-course pre-fixe menu has Mediterranean influences, Florida-focused ingredients, and French techniques. Savor dishes like the Ora King salmon, Florida stone crab salad, or Colorado lamb chop with tender leeks and house-made lamb sausage. For the ultimate date-night splurge, order their champagne cocktail cart for cocktails made tableside.
Drinks and small bites are available at some very cool poolside daybeds at Azure. Fraser is also at the helm of the poolside and lobby bars. Rounding out the options at the Tampa Edition are Arts Club, a cocktail bar with light bites and an intimate live performance venue, and Punch Room, a gorgeous cocktail bar with a Caribbean flare.
We couldn’t resist adding Azure to our list of Best Places to Watch the Sunset in Tampa Bay.
Experience at the Tampa Edition. Per the spa menu, “EDITION Spas embody vibrant living, by bringing internationally inspired healing practices with a local flare to each location.” This particular spa is inspired by the healing powers of the ocean. The full selection of spa treatments including facials and massages. Spa services include steam rooms and a deep relaxation lounge with biotic wave treatments.
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The Tampa EDITION Hotel Guest Rooms
The hotel was designed by SC Design Studio in partnership with Morris Adjmi Architects, Bonetti Kozerski Architects, and Roman and Williams – all of that to say, it is stunning.
The hotel itself features 172 spacious (and pet friendly) guest rooms perfect for your next romantic staycation. Its location is within walking distance from Amalie Arena, making it the perfect place to stay for downtown events. Keep an eye on the special offers page for promotions and special packages such as the Bed & Breakfast, Dine & Unwind, and Suite Celebration. There are also 38 private residences for those in search of a serious home upgrade. Residents have access to all the amenities the hotel has to offer.
Welcome to Tampa Bay, EDITION Hotel, we’re glad you’re here.