Visitors to the Tampa Convention Center love its waterfront location on the scenic Tampa Riverwalk—a 2.6-mile pathway along the Hillsborough River that connects hotels, restaurants, parks and attractions.
The convention center recently emerged from a renovation and is expanding with 18 new waterfront meeting rooms, debuting by the end of 2022.
The convenient, walkable options near the convention center continue to grow—and more exciting hotels and meeting spaces are opening their doors.
Adjacent to the convention center, Water Street—one of the largest real estate developments in the U.S.—is home to the new JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, boasting 100,000 square feet of meeting space, including Tampa Bay’s largest hotel ballroom.
A skybridge connects the JW Marriott to the newly renovated Tampa Marriott Water Street, with 39,000 square feet of reimagined meeting space. And later this year, Water Street’s third hotel will open—the five-star Tampa EDITION, part of the luxury brand Marriott launched with innovative hotelier Ian Schrager.
Together, the EDITION, JW Marriott and Tampa Marriott Water Street will form the largest collection of hotel rooms and meeting spaces in the Tampa Bay area.
And Water Street isn’t the only big new district in town. The dual-brand Aloft and Element hotels just opened in Midtown Tampa—a $500 million development that connects the vibrant Westshore district with the downtown Convention District.
Additional new properties in Tampa include the dual-branded Hyatt Place and Hyatt House, bringing 345 guest rooms to downtown; and the boutique Hotel Haya in Ybor City, Tampa’s Latin Quarter, named by USA Today as one of the 10 best new hotels of 2020.
To learn more about Tampa Bay’s growing options for meetings and events, visit www.TampaMeetings.com.