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  • Writer's pictureDaniela Garcia

The Tampa EDITION: Intern Adventures

Updated: Nov 27, 2023


At the heart of Tampa Bay, a street filled with the latest urban landscaping hosts 16 blocks of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings along the waterfront of the city. Water Street, the latest talk of the town not only holds the latest urbanization trends but attracts locals and visitors to the numerous establishments, restaurants, the nearby tourism sites, and Tampa’s only 5-star hotel, the Tampa Edition.


Due to the location of the hotel, not only those who wish to spend a night at the prestigious premises are attracted to the scenery, due to its proximity to the infamous Amalie Arena, Spark-man Wharf and Tampa’s cruise port the Editions location makes it a hot commodity amongst locals and visitors.


View from the lobby at the Tampa EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia
View from the lobby at the Tampa EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia

Edition Hotels stand for individuality and bring out the best of each of the cities that have one. These hotels strive to represent a city to its maximum, each location representing the best aspects of its city to host optimal service, food, beverage, and entertainment for its visitors.

Edition has hotels all over the world's top getaway cities, the sophisticated and elegant environment offers personalized services to everyone who wishes to stay or enjoy one of its restaurants, bars, and pools.


Originated from, Ia Schrager and Marriott Hotels International, Edition’s hotels offer unique experiences with their epidemic of sophistication and luxury. No Edition hotel is the same, which is why each one adjusts its city to its vibe, and ambiance and adjusts accordingly.


The Scene


The Edition at Water Street hosts 172 guest rooms and suites along with 7 food and beverage premises. Amongst the Floridian decorations of green pants and bright lighting, there is also a rooftop bar along with a terrace and pool. An exclusive penthouse suite of 204 sqm is also available along with a spa, fitness center and flexible meeting and event spaces.


The property was designed by New York-based architect Morris Adjmi along with Florida-based firm Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates. The interior is designed by Roman & Williams under the vision of Ian Schrager and the Ian Schrager Company.


The building is inspired by the art-deco curves and abundant green scenery, allowing the hotel to lend to the neighborhood's organic manner, connectivity, walkability, and sustainability.


Green scenery and modern decoration at theTampa EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia
Green scenery and modern decoration at the Tampa EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia


Restaurants


The Edition in Tampa offers several dining experiences for those who wish for a taste of luxury.


Lilac is a modern Mediterranean restaurant under Michelin chef John Fraser. The iconic walnut flooring and the warm glow of its ambiance create a space around an eight-seat counter in sandblasted walnut and an open kitchen. Lilac offers a four-course dinner menu celebrating a vegetable-forward experience due to the chef's philosophy of utilizing fresh, seasonal, and local ingredients.


The pool bar offers a panoramic view of downtown Tampa and on the weekends transforms into a cocktail lounge with DJs to turn the scene into a nighttime escape.


The market is on the ground floor and serves as a space for guests and visitors. The menu is inspired by the Italian coastlines with Neapolitan-style pizzas, charcuterie, negronis, and spritzes of all kinds.


The Punch Room is inspired by Tampa’s history of 17th-century traders, privateers, and pirates, the first North American Punch Room brings a menu from the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico for the evolution of open. The mixology offered is a tour of the islands diving into the history of punch, cane spirits, and tropical spices and fruits.


Finally, the lobby bar is accessible from Channelside Drive at the main entrance. The place allows for casual meetings over classic cocktails, wines, and craft beers.


Azure at Edition


Hummus Dip at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia
Hummus Dip at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia

Led by the Michelin chef John Fraser the rooftop dining experience is an ode to Greek cuisine. When visiting the restaurant the fantastic views of the downtown and marina capture the eye and prepare for the experience.


Offering two menus for the daytime and nighttime, Azure has a raw bar, options to share for the table, small eats, an Aegean Grill, and completely Mediterranean-inspired entrees.


The Hummus Dip ($10) along with the sourdough pita chips were the perfect entry, along with the Tuna Tartare ($20) with avocado, scallion, and olive tapenade opened the appetite.


Tuna Tartare at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia
Tuna Tartare at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia

The Azure Burger ($26), inspired by Greek cuisine as well, offers a sesame roll, feta cheese, basil label, and french fries with house-made ketchup served in an individual container.


At IMMRSE, the company strives for the same values that EDITION offers. Bringing out the best aspects of a location and place allows visitors and hotel enthusiasts the best visit.


The Azure Burger at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia
The Azure Burger at Azure EDITION; Photo by Daniela Garcia








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