The downtown district's newest hotel, The Tampa EDITION, will debut five different food and drink concepts from Michelin-starred chef and California native John Fraser. Guests will be able to reserve rooms and tables and its various bars and restaurants starting on Tuesday, Sept. 20, according to the Tampa Bay Business Journal.
The soon-to-open hotel at 500 Channelside Dr. that wants to be “the first 5-star hotel in Tampa,” will offer 172 guest rooms and 38 private residences alongside its many food and drink concepts—which include a signature restaurant, rooftop bar, and terrace.
Fraser’s five different concepts include the hotel’s signature restaurant Lilac—an Eastern Mediterranean-inspired eatery with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients—Market at EDITION, a casual Italian restaurant with ample outdoor dining and another Mediterranean spot called Azure at EDITION, which will reside on the hotel's ninth floor. Fraser’s other two concepts are the cocktail-driven and self explanatory Pool Bar and Lobby Bar, which will continue his Mediterranean theme with its various cocktail and small plate offerings.
Fraser was one of the first American fine dining chefs to set his focus on vegetables, and earned eight consecutive Michelin stars at New York City restaurant Dovetail which he left in 2018. He curates the menu at other luxury hotels across the U.S., including NYC's Times Square EDITION and Los Angeles' West Hollywood EDITION. Fraser also operates his NYC-based hospitality group JF Restaurants.
Prices for a room at its neighboring four-star Marriott hotel average at about $450 a night , but rates for a room The Tampa EDITION start at about $600 and can climb to a whopping $5,000 a night. Other amenities include a state-of-the-art spa, fitness center, event space, pool deck and large meeting areas, in addition to its new bars, lounges and restaurants. $2-$7.9 million. The king of Water Street Tampa himself, Lightning ownerJeff Vinik, has purchased the new hotel's penthouse.
Although The Tampa EDITION soft opens next week, guests can expect a grand opening event sometime in October.
The Tampa EDITION's various culinary and cocktail destinations join the ranks of other highly-anticipated Water Street Tampa concepts, like Italian restaurant Ash and Mediterranean eatery Predalina.