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Marriott EDITION Hotel coming to Water Street Tampa

The development company behind Water Street Tampa announced Thursday that Downtown Tampa will get its first full-service, five-star hotel in early 2021.

Strategic Property Partners said the new Marriott EDITION-branded 173-room hotel will rise as part of a 26-story tower in the heart of their Water Street Tampa development.

“We are constantly seeking collaborators that will build upon, enhance and exceed our original vision for Water Street Tampa, and we found that with Marriott International and Ian Schrager Company. We knew EDITION was the right brand that would create a truly unique hospitality experience in Tampa, which further elevates the neighborhood and community for visitors and city residents,” said SPP CEO James Nozar.

“Water Street Tampa exists in immediate proximity to the best that Tampa has to offer in terms of cultural institutions, entertainment, recreational, dining and shopping options, and the Tampa EDITION will only enrich these offerings through its innovative programming, features and amenities.”

The hotel announced Thursday is separate from the previously announced JW Marriott hotel slated to open in 2020 and the full renovation of the existing Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina.

When all three projects are complete, they will combine to 1,246 rooms with 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space.

There are currently EDITION-branded hotels in New York, Miami, London and Sanya, China, and seven more across the world are scheduled to open their doors in 2018.

Tampa’s EDITION is being designed by New York architect Morris Adjmi in collaboration with Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, a Florida-based architecture and planning firm. The interior design will be handled by Roman and Williams.

Amenities revealed in the Thursday announcement include a rooftop pool with adjacent bar and restaurant as well as an expansive spa and fitness center. The ground floor will include restaurants and retail spaces.

“We are thrilled that our EDITION brand, in addition to our JW Marriott brand, will become part of SPP’s exciting vision for downtown Tampa,” said Kevin Montano, a senior vice president at Marriott International.


“The EDITION brand is known for timeless design, uncompromising quality and impeccable modern service, and the property is sure to become a significant cultural and hospitality hub in Water Street Tampa.”

A rendering of the Tampa EDITION is below.


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