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Have you been to Epicurean Hotel on Howard Avenue in South Tampa?

It’s definitely one of my favorite places to hang out. The rooftop bar is amazing. The food at Elevage is incredible, and of course the hotel just has a really cool vibe. Well, the Epicurean Hotel is getting bigger. They are getting ready to do $21 million expansion project. It’s going to be across the street from the current hotel. They are adding 51 new guest rooms and suites, more meeting space, and a rooftop terrace.

The new addition will be four-stories and will include two floors for parking availability. It should all be ready by Summer of 2023.

Joe Collier is President and Founder of Mainsail Lodging & Development. He said, “Together, Bern’s Steak House, Haven and Epicurean Hotel have turned South Howard into a true culinary destination, and this new addition will elevate our streetscape to match it. As a market leader in Tampa, demand for our rooms has consistently outstripped our supply, particularly for suite accommodations. This expansion will add another 11 high-demand suites to our inventory.” He’s referring to the project as Epicurean’s “second course.”

It doesn’t matter which side of the street guests stay at. They will have access to both buildings’ amenities like the Epicurean Theater, Elevage SoHo Kitchen and Bar, EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge, and of course, Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop and the amazing Evangeline Spa.

The new rooms across the street from the original hotel will include 31 standard king rooms, 8 deluxe king rooms, 3 two-room suites, and 1 junior suite. You’ll also be able to stay in a “historical apartment” (a total of 8) that will be converted into fancy suites.

If you’ve got guests coming to town, I can’t think of a better hotel to recommend to truly experience South Tampa lifestyle and the best in food and dining that Tampa has to offer.

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