Epicurean Recognized by Condé Nast Traveler as Top Hotel in Florida

Posted by Epicurean, October 2017

TAMPA, Fla. (October 24, 2017) – The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida recently secured the #4 spot in Condé Nast Traveler’s 2017 Reader’s Choice Awards for “Top Hotels in Florida,” making it the only hotel in the Tampa Bay area to be listed in the top 10.  Selections were determined via questionnaire from a variety of categories, including rooms, service, location, food/dining, design, activities/facilities and value.

“Thanks to a tremendous amount of hard work and a growing number of loyal guests, I’m proud to say the Epicurean is no stranger to this list,” said Kevin Scott, general manager of the Epicurean Hotel. “We’re deeply honored to be recognized by our guests and are grateful to our incredible team of employees, whose passion and dedication to outstanding guest service truly set us apart.”

Reader’s Choice Award candidates must receive a minimum number of responses to be eligible and are then judged by criteria relevant to their category and based on a five-point scale ranging from excellent to poor. The mean average of these ratings determines the final score published. This year, more than 300,000 travelers took part in the survey, now in its 30th year. The Epicurean Hotel has landed in the top 10 of the list since 2014.

Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, Fla., the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; EDGE rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR).

For information or reservations for the Epicurean, please call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.


About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & 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 on Anna Maria Island, Florida; and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. 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 in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Mainsail is developing their fourth hotel, Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida, which is under construction and slated to open Fall 2017. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown.

About Autograph Collection Hotels
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