That’s not the city’s only new exciting development. Tampa Bay’s first JW Marriott—a 519-room, 26-story property located steps from the convention center and Amalie Arena—has opened with 126,000 square feet of event space and the city’s highest rooftop bar. Looking for a cool boutique option? The new Hotel Haya, located in historic Ybor City, draws inspiration from midcentury Cuba and features wraparound balconies, eye-catching artwork and innovative menus. There are also new openings from Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott coming soon, each offering a variety of room types and unique meeting spaces.
And did we mention the new $500 million Tampa Midtown development? It offers a whopping 1.8 million square feet of retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality space—including newly opened locations of REI and Shake Shack—connecting the vibrant Westshore district with the downtown Convention District.