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Awaken Your Skin and See Results with our Free ELEMIS Launch Event

Posted On February 28th, 2017

The newest luxury spa line is hitting Spa Evangeline inside the Epicurean Hotel and our friends and fans are raving about it. Not only is ELEMIS the No. 1 British, anti-aging skincare line, but it has also earned a stellar reputation for over 25 years by using quality, powerful natural ingredients.


An Insider’s Guide to a Luxury Boutique Hotel: Series 1. Volume 1. Branding the Experience – Our Name

Posted On February 25th, 2017

Series 1. Volume 1. Branding the Experience – Our Name

Establishing an independently owned and managed boutique hotel is an amazing experience for our owners, investors, associates and, most importantly, our guests.  In this series, we hope to enlighten, entertain and share the “secret sauce” that makes the Epicurean such a unique destination for travelers and locals alike.  Here’s hoping you enjoy the ride! (more…)

Feed Your Weekly Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean February 20-26

Posted On February 19th, 2017

Are you ready to Awaken Appetites Unknown this week and beyond? We have plenty to whet your appetite with everything going on at the Epicurean Hotel and Tampa this week and weekend.

Cupcakes & Cocktails: I Heart Chocolate
Wednesday, February 22, (7-9 p.m.)

Very few tickets still remain for the most chocolately Cupcakes & Cocktails class yet! Make three different types of decadent, chock full of chocolate cupcakes, each paired with an equally amazing cocktail. Best of all, guests get to bring six cupcakes home to their loved one. Tickets are $65 per person and can be purchased here.


CENA: An Italian Cuisine

Posted On February 16th, 2017

Back by popular demand! Chef Michael Buttacavoli from Cena returns to the Epicurean Theatre on Tuesday, February 28, to serve up fresh and simple Italian dishes (and wine pairings, of course!) guaranteed to Awaken Appetites Unknown.

Step into the world of home-cooked Italian cuisine as Chef Michael walks you through three flavorful courses. 


Feed Your Weekend Appetite (And More) at the Epicurean February 10-12

Posted On February 10th, 2017

Are you ready to Awaken Appetites Unknown this weekend? We have plenty to whet your appetite with everything going on at the Epicurean Hotel and Tampa this weekend and beyond.

Love By Tipsy Candle Light, Epicurean Theatre
Saturday, February 11, (7-9 p.m.)

Date night will never be the same after attending our Love By Tipsy Candle Light class at
in the Epicurean Theatre. Each class participant makes two 14oz candles to take home to enjoy for Valentine’s Day. In addition, their very own wine, cheese and charcuterie will be provided by Élevage. Guests will also have the opportunity to compete in making the next Epicurean or Tipsy Candle fragrance to debut this spring. Unfortunately, this class is sold out, but click here to join the wait list. (more…)

Spotlight on Mainsail Lodging & Development’s Marketing Manager, Kelly Stafford

Posted On February 9th, 2017

Her creativity shines brighter than her smile, meet Mainsail Lodging & Development’s Marketing Manager, Kelly Stafford. Starting as an opening team member at the Epicurean Hotel, Kelly has been committed to the Mainsail Lodging & Development team for many years. Her hotel experience paired with creative marketing makes her the perfect person to tell each hotel brand’s unique story.

We sat down with Kelly to get the scoop on where she started, and some of her favorite moments that come with the job.


Five Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss February’s Cupcakes & Cocktails: I Heart Chocolate!

Posted On February 5th, 2017

She’s back; just in time for the season of love! Chef Beth of Cloud 9 Confections returns this month for a special Cupcakes & Cocktails on Wednesday, February 22 from 7-9 p.m.

This Valentine’s Day baking class is sure to be a tasty treat for any sweet tooth!  Here’s why you don’t want to miss February’s Cupcakes & Cocktails Class in the Epicurean Theatre.


Spotlight on Tom Haines, General Manager of the Epicurean Hotel, and newly promoted Vice President of Operations for Mainsail Lodging & Development

Posted On February 3rd, 2017

If you’ve visited the Epicurean Hotel property, you’ve likely been greeted at some point by a larger-than-life smile that can light up the darkest wine cellar. His warm, can-do attitude comes with 30 years in the hotel business and culinary-driven education as a graduate of Culinary Institute of America. His name is Tom Haines, and he’s not only the General Manager of the Epicurean Hotel and newly promoted Vice President of Operations for Mainsail Lodging & Development – he’s also the kindest and most hospitable person you’ll ever meet in the hotel business. 


You’ll Fall in Love with these February Spa Specials from Spa Evangeline

Posted On February 2nd, 2017

Our Spa Evangeline team has put together a few Valentine’s Day-inspired spa treatments you’re guaranteed to fall head-over-heels in love with.

Whether you’re planning on pampering and spoiling your loved one … or yourself, our decadent services will pamper your mind, body and soul – while Awakening Appetites Unknown. From romantic couples massages, to services focused solely on you – our warm and tranquil setting will rejuvenate your soul and leave you feeling relaxed.


Just a Few of our Favorite Things at Spa Evangeline

Posted On February 1st, 2017

Nestled in the trendy Epicurean Hotel, Spa Evangeline is the ultimate luxury day spa in South Tampa, Florida. Guests often visit the spa to escape and regain their sense of peace, rejuvenate their skin and enhance their palate with the flavors of relaxation. While most indulge in spa experiences, champagne and soothing body treatments — Spa Evangeline also offers a collection of unique, new and reputable retailers in their beauty boutique. Whether you’re new to the spa, or a regular – we’d like to introduce you to our featured retailers!


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