Developers planning a new four-star hotel in Ybor City, Tampa
Bay's historic Latin Quarter, won approval from the City of Tampa's
historic preservation officials this week.
As planned, the 180-room hotel would fill a city block on the
western end of Ybor City at Seventh Avenue and North 15th Street.
The design envisions balconies and other amenities that would mesh
with Ybor City's existing 19th Century architecture. As this point,
the hotel doesn't have a brand.
According to the
Tampa Tribune, the developers see promise in their
project and in the neighborhood.
“This is new ground for everybody,” said Alex Walter, an owner of