Epicurean Hotel Scheduled to Open December 18, 2013

Posted by Epicurean, November 2013

TAMPA, Fla. (November 6, 2013) – Tampa’s Epicurean Hotel has officially announced an opening date of Wednesday, December 18. The web site – EpicureanHotel.com – is now accepting reservations for stays from December 27 and beyond. To make reservations, guests may visit the hotel’s site directly or book through Marriott.com. Those wanting to book a stay earlier than December 27 are asked to call the hotel directly.

“We’re thrilled to have the opening date set and are happy our neighbors in Hyde Park will have a fantastic new place for family and friends to stay over the holiday season,” said Joe Collier, Mainsail Lodging & Development’s president.

Holiday Gift Certificates Now Available
Opening just in time for the holidays, the Epicurean has gift cards available that can be used toward room nights in the highly-anticipated 137-room boutique hotel. Gift cards can also be applied to dining and drinks in Élevage or EDGE; a culinary-themed treatment in Spa Evangeline; a wine or cooking class in the Epicurean Theatre; and sweet cravings from Chocolate Pi pâtisserie.

Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, Fla., the food-focused Epicurean Hotel will feature a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; Edge Social Drinkery rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi patisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. A few of the special experiences planned for the Epicurean include bicycles to explore Hyde Park and Bayshore Boulevard, evening wine samplings, signature organic bath products, and luxury linens and pillows. The Epicurean will be part of the popular annual Bern’s WineFest, and will host a variety of cooking demonstrations and classes, wine exhibitions and more from renowned chefs and sommeliers from around the world, catering to beginner and experienced foodies alike.

The Epicurean is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House, and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

For more information on the Epicurean, please visit EpicureanHotel.com or call (855) 829-2536.

About Mainsail Lodging & Development

Mainsail Lodging and Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel and marina on Anna Maria Island, Florida; Mainsail Suites Hotel and Conference Center (MainsailTampa.com) in Tampa, Florida; Mainsail South, a 328-unit apartment and corporate housing complex in South Tampa; and Mainsail Apartment Homes, a 360-unit apartment community in Tampa’s Westshore district. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay (ExecuStay.com) in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Opening December 2013 in Tampa, Florida, the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) is being developed in collaboration with the legendary Bern’s Steak House and will be the first newly constructed property in the United States to join the Autograph Collection®.

-About Bern’s Steak House-
Internationally known for its vast wine collection, perfectly aged steaks and famous dessert room, Bern’s Steak House offers a world-class, incomparable dining experience. When Bern Laxer opened in 1956, he envisioned Bern’s as Art in Steaks. Today, son David Laxer and Chef de Cuisine Habteab Hamde continue Bern’s tradition of excellence with a gastronomic adventure that includes prime dry-aged steaks cut-to-order, 21 choices of caviar, fresh seafood and vegetables in a setting like none other. Housing the World’s largest wine collection of over 500,000 bottles, Bern’s offers 7,000 selections to its guests. Additionally, SideBern’s, Bern’s sister restaurant and its Executive Chef Chad Johnson were named a 2012 Semifinalist for Best Chef: South by the James Beard Foundation. For more information on Bern’s Steak House and its subsidiaries, visit BernsSteakHouse.com.

-About Autograph Collection-

The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Each destination has been selected for its bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information please visit AutographHotels.com