LOCATION:500 Channelside Drive Tampa, FL 33602

ARCHITECT: Ian Schrager

BUILT: 2022

SIZE: 9 million-square-foot,

20,000 sq. ft. meeting spaces
Meeting rooms 23
Largest room 4,837 sq. ft.
Second largest room is 2,787 sq. ft.

ORIGINAL FUNCTION: Boutique Hotel, Convention


“The Tampa Edition, nestled in the heart of the Water Street Tampa district, stands as a beacon of modern luxury and sophisticated design. Opened in October 2022, this 26-story hotel and residential building is part of the prestigious EDITION Hotels collection. It epitomizes a new era of architectural elegance in Tampa, Florida.

Designed by the acclaimed Morris Adjmi Architects in collaboration with the Ian Schrager Company, The Tampa Edition reflects a seamless blend of contemporary aesthetics and functional elegance. The architecture features clean lines, expansive windows, and a striking façade harmonizing with Tampa’s urban landscape. The building’s design is marked by a minimalist yet luxurious approach, incorporating elements that promote natural light and open space​ (Marriott International Newscenter (US))​​ (Forbes Travel Guide).

Key Features:

  • Exterior: The exterior of The Tampa Edition is a modern marvel characterized by its sleek structure and a rhythmic pattern of windows that provide stunning views of the city and Garrison Channel. .While the building is defined by a vertical tower that combines industrial elements with deco-inspired curves, the street-level experience is anchored by an organic flowing relationship between exterior and interior spaces. The EDITION’s façade comprises metal, glass, and concrete, with large divided light windows and balconies that wrap around the entire building. The gentle curves of the balconies and awnings reference Florida’s Art Deco and modern architectural past, and the building’s light color imbues an impression of airiness within the new urban setting. (Morris Adjmi Architects)
  • Interior Design: The interiors, crafted by the renowned design firm Roman and Williams, exude a sense of understated luxury. The design features a palette of natural materials, including wood, marble, and rich fabrics, which create an inviting and sophisticated atmosphere throughout the hotel’s spaces. Highlights include high ceilings, dramatic lighting, and an artistic spiral staircase that adds a sculptural element to the lobby​ (Forbes Travel Guide).
  • Amenities: The building offers a range of high-end amenities, including a rooftop terrace with panoramic views, a full-service spa, and multiple dining venues curated by chef John Fraser. These features underscore the hotel’s commitment to providing a luxurious and holistic guest experience​ (Visit Tampa Bay).  Designed to provide guests and residents with a high-end “urban resort” experience, amenities include a lobby lounge and bar; a grand ballroom with a terrace; an intimate library bar; a full spa that includes steam, sauna, and treatment rooms; a pool deck with an outdoor pool bar and cabanas; an indoor pool bar and lounge with cabanas and a terrace; and a fitness center with a terrace. Amenities available exclusively to residents include a condo lounge, a large private dining room with a balcony, and a state-of-the-art fitness center. (Morris Adjmi Architects)

Morris Adjmi Architects, the firm behind The Tampa Edition, is celebrated for its contemporary designs harmonizing with historical contexts. The firm’s portfolio includes various projects demonstrating a deep understanding of urban environments and a commitment to enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors alike. Their work on The Tampa Edition exemplifies this philosophy, creating a landmark that elevates Tampa’s architectural landscape​ (Marriott International Newscenter (US).

The Tampa Edition is more than just a building; it is a testament to modern architectural excellence and luxury living. Its thoughtful design and prime location set a new standard for hospitality in Tampa.

For more information on the architecture and design of The Tampa Edition, you can visit EDITION Hotels and Marriott News Center.”

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