TAMPA, Fla.—Strategic Property Partners plans to bring Marriott International’s modern luxury brand, EDITION, to Tampa, Florida. The 173-room hotel will rise as part of a 26-story tower in the heart of the Water Street Tampa neighborhood, which will also feature a newly built JW Marriott planned to open in 2020.
Created through a partnership between Ian Schrager and Marriott International, the EDITION brand currently has hotels in New York, Miami, London, and Sanya, China, with seven new properties across three continents scheduled to open in 2018. The brand focuses on design, public spaces, and programming.
“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,” SPP CEO James Nozar says. “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.”
Designed by Morris Adjmi, the new EDITION is the New York-based architect’s first commission in Tampa and among a handful of past projects in Florida. Morris Adjmi is working in collaboration with Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates, a Florida-based architecture and planning firm. Paired with interiors designed by Roman and Williams, the Tampa EDITION will offer multiple social and amenity spaces, including a rooftop pool with adjacent bar and restaurant as well as an expansive spa and fitness center.
Anchoring the ground floor will be a selection of restaurant and retail spaces that have been programmed by the Ian Schrager Company, highlighted by a high-end restaurant that will activate the streetscape and draw visitors from surrounding neighborhoods.
“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,” Kevin Montano, Marriott’s SVP for global development of EDITION and W Hotels, says. “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.”
In addition to the new EDITION, SPP recently announced that it will introduce the JW Marriott brand to Tampa in 2020. The company is also renovating the existing 727-room Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. Combined, the JW Marriott and Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina will create the largest collection of hotel rooms and meeting space in the Tampa Bay area with 1,246 rooms and 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space. The renovation of the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is expected to be completed Spring 2019, and construction of the JW Marriott is slated to begin in April 2018.
The company says that these three hotels will play a key role in the Water Street Tampa neighborhood masterplan. Water Street Tampa, one of the largest real estate developments in the United States located within an existing central business district, is a multi-phased urban development project that includes more than 9 million square feet of commercial, residential, hospitality, educational, entertainment, cultural, and retail space, with the first new buildings breaking ground this year.