Tampa Marriott Water Street completes transformation

The Tampa Marriott Water Street completed its multiphase transformation following an 18-month restoration, renovation and expansion. The enhancements included the 727 guestrooms, over 40,000 square feet of meeting spaces, a refreshed Great Room and the addition of two new restaurant concepts. 

The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry designed the hotel’s refreshed public spaces, including the Great Room. The communal area was opened up, and bulky palm trees were replaced with more design-focused pieces. New color schemes of blues and beiges were used, along with artwork that give nod to the property’s waterfront location. The space also has a new bar.

The 727 reimagined guestrooms and suites were completed in the first phase of the transformation. Designed by Looney & Associates, accommodations have new furnishings and nautical accents of blue, white and gray, reflecting the property’s waterfront setting. Textured flooring replaced carpeting, and bathrooms have soaking tubs, many with water views. Tech-forward features and amenities include a 55-inch LED television, plug-in room technology and furnished patio space.


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Earlier this year, the property opened two food and beverage concepts: Garrison Tavern, a new gastropub and social house with two indoor Top Golf Swing Suites with multi-sporting functions; and Anchor and Brine, a 134-seat restaurant designed by The Johnson Studio at Cooper Carry with décor that echoes the natural elements of the waterfront.

Tampa Marriott Water Street also added a Starbucks coffee shop on property and upgraded the Concierge Lounge.

Located adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center and steps from Amalie Arena, Tampa Marriott Water Street has more than 40,000 square feet of reimagined meeting and event space with views of the water and downtown Tampa. The venues include the 17,169-square-foot Grand Ballroom, 8,432-square-foot Florida Ballroom, 12 meeting rooms and two executive boardrooms. The flexible meeting and event spaces can host up to 2,500 people.

Ron McAnaugh is the GM of Tampa Marriott Water Street. 

Photo credit: Tampa Marriott Water Street