Water Street Tampa’s First Hotel Announced


With the recent release of the Water Street Tampa‘s conceptualization, the anticipation of downtown Tampa’s transformation grows by the day. Today we’re seeing a first look at Tampa’s newest 4-star hotel.

10 Water Street will feature 500 hotel rooms and 126,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including an approximately 30,000 square foot grand ballroom which will be the largest in Tampa Bay.

Tampa spirit meets world-class design

The four-story atrium space that will welcome visitors is envisioned to be an area for socialization and collaboration.

The ground-floor will feature a full-service restaurant, while another level will include a spa and fitness center and an additional restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating, bar, event lawn and pool terrace.

A rooftop lounge and terrace on the 26th floor will provide visitors with a sweeping 360-degree views of downtown Tampa and the Bay.

The design of the hotel strengthens the connection between the building and its location, allowing the guest experience to admire and blend into the spirit of the city. – John Nichols, NBWW

Designed by Nichols Brosch Wurst Wolfe & Associates with interiors by Champalimaud, the new hotel will break ground in early 2018 with a grand opening in 2020.

Water Street Tampa by the numbers 

Water Street Tampa will include more than two million square feet of office space, the first new office towers in downtown Tampa in nearly 25 years; one million square feet of new retail, cultural, educational, and entertainment space that complements the pedestrian experience at the street level.

There will also be 3,500 new rental and for sale residences and two new hotels with over 650 new rooms, including the city’s first 5-star hotel. SPP estimates that 23,000 people will live, work and play in Water Street Tampa daily.

Construction is expected to begin later this year. One acre in the new district was donated to USF, which will relocate the Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute downtown into a 380,000 square foot world class facility. Its scheduled to open in the fall of 2019.