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Unlike other 24-hour gateway cities, Tampa has always flown under the radar quietly and confidently. Its understated and simple way of life results in an authenticity and realness that its residents proudly say sets it apart from all other great cities. However, with a growing reputation as a culinary hotspot, world-class shopping, a collection of great museums, a very progressive nightlife scene, and unparalleled sports teams, including recent Stanley Cup and Super Bowl champions, Tampa’s time has come, along with a paradigm-shifting transformative masterwork that will change the city’s very heartbeat and relocate its center.
The unveiling of Water Street Tampa, an astounding $3.5 billion urban mixed use development expansion project led by Strategic Property Partners, a partnership between Cascade Investment LLC and Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik, cements the city’s coming of age and its position as a gateway to southern Florida. Water Street Tampa, a truly pioneering and visionary venture that has set a standard for the future of cities worldwide, has not only revitalized the destination, but has cleverly shifted its focal point and transformed the way Tampa lives, works, and breathes.
The arrival of The Tampa EDITION adds to the city’s rise and solidifies the EDITION brand’s knack for being in the right place at the right time. The five-star hotel and residences are the crown jewels of Water Street Tampa, masterminded and created by Ian Schrager in collaboration with Marriott International. When completed, the Water Street Tampa neighborhood will double the footprint of downtown Tampa and will be reminiscent of Stockholm and other very livable European and Scandinavian harbor cities that combine the best of a metropolitan city with living by the sea and being close to water.
The neighborhood, which spans over 9 million square feet, is centered on wellness, connectivity, walkability, and sustainability, putting residents at the center of a well-balanced urban experience and providing sparkling waterfront views, publicly accessible green space, first-rate dining and shopping, cultural attractions, entertainment venues, residences, and offices. The Tampa EDITION, at the heart of this transformative project, sets a new standard as the city’s first five-star experience, revealing an unparalleled level of sophistication, originality, and design alongside the personal, intimate, and individual experience for which the EDITION brand is known.
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