Hyatt's opens new downtown Tampa hotel, is actually two hotels

Both are dog-friendly.

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click to enlarge Tampa Mayor Jane Castor attends ribbon cutting at Hyatt House and Hyatt Place in Tampa, Florida on February 24, 2021. - Bread & Butter PR
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Tampa Mayor Jane Castor attends ribbon cutting at Hyatt House and Hyatt Place in Tampa, Florida on February 24, 2021.

Hyatt House and Hyatt Place hotels are now open in downtown Tampa—under one roof. Hyatt House is focused on extended-stay options with each room having kitchenette and workstations with one-bedroom suites available. Hyatt Place offers standard rooms with an option for a higher floors, therefore a killer view of Tampa Bay.

Located across the street from Tampa’s City Hall, at 325. N Florida Ave., the hotel is also home to a ground level retail space with a Starbucks, The Wicked Pour, and Junmai Station.

Junmai is a new concept spearheaded by Akemi Simmons, who co-owns Seminole Heights' Ebisu Sushi Shack with her husband Ron.

In a phone call with CL, Ron said Akemi, who is from Kobe, Japan, wanted to open a more traditional Japanese concept less focused on sushi (although Junmai will have some sushi bowl options). The spot will open on the Kennedy Boulevard side of the double Hyatt concept and feature onigiri—aka stuffed rice balls—as its signature dish. Onigiri is a staple food in Japan, and Junmai's versions will lean more western-style suffings like tuna mayo or Spam, and Ron expects to menu to evolve over time.

For now, the hotel’s drinking and dining option is the lobby-level Corazon Bar and Restaurant which offers “regionally inspired lunch and dinner” items like a cuban sandwich, fish tacos, and crispy yucca with avocado crema. Guests can also hit the H Market for grab-and-go snacks and groceries 24/7.

Amenities include a heated pool, a fitness center, and free breakfast. 

Each hotel version is pet friendly, allowing two dogs, 50-lbs and under, with a non-refundable fee of $75 for up to 5-nights, and $175 for six nights and more.

UPDATED 03/02/21 10 a.m. Updated to show that Junmai Station is not a sushi concept.

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