TAMPA, FL – Strategic Property Partners announced that it will bring Marriott International’s JW Marriott Hotels & Resorts luxury brand for the first time to Tampa, within the Water Street Tampa neighborhood. The 519-room, 26-story hotel will rise steps from the Tampa Convention Center and Amalie Arena, where the Tampa Bay Lightning play. Construction on the hotel will start in early 2018.
SPP, which is developing downtown’s $3 billion Water Street Tampa neighborhood, also announced
renovations are underway at the adjacent 727-room Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. The
renovations of the Marriott Waterside Hotel began in the fall of 2017 and will be completed in early 2019.
Combined, the two hotels will create the largest collection of hotel rooms and meeting space in Tampa
Bay, with 1,246 rooms and 150,000 square feet of meeting and event space.
"We are incredibly excited to extend our partnership with Marriott International, bring the JW Marriott
brand to Water Street Tampa and significantly enhance the hospitality offerings in downtown Tampa,"
said SPP CEO James Nozar. "Not only are we bringing a new luxury hotel to the neighborhood, we are
also reinvesting in the Marriott Waterside Tampa to create a one-of-a-kind hospitality experience for
everyone to enjoy, with dynamic outdoor amenities seamlessly connected to the Tampa Riverwalk and
The hotels will play a key role in the Water Street Tampa neighborhood, 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. Named for the historic street on which both hotels are located, the Water Street
neighborhood is an ambitious vision that will create one of the largest coordinated urban mixed-use
real-estate developments in the United States.
JW Marriott Tampa will feature 519 hotel rooms and 100,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the largest hotel ballroom in Tampa Bay at approximately 30,000 square feet. The new hotel will break ground in early 2018, with a grand opening in 2020.
JW Marriott Tampa entrance will include a four-story atrium, while the ground floor will feature a full-service restaurant and other neighborhood-serving retail outlets. The hotel’s sixth-floor will house a full-service spa and fitness center, as well as a restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, bar, event lawn, an extensive pool and sun terrace.
A rooftop lounge and terrace on the 26th floor of JW Marriott Tampa will boast 360-degree views of downtown Tampa and Hillsborough Bay, and will be the highest rooftop bar in Tampa Bay.
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