Posted: November 3, 2023
TAMPA, Fla. (Nov. 2, 2023) – This November, the award-winning Epicurean Hotel kicks off the celebrations for its 10-year anniversary with a cornucopia of special offers and experiences for fans of the boutique hotel in Tampa’s stylish Hyde Park. A sleek new special edition logo has also been designed to mark the occasion. Scheduled throughout November and December, the celebratory specials range from $10 food and drink specials at the hotel’s signature hotel and rooftop bar, to discounted wines, spa services, and an epic 10-course anniversary dinner.
“When we opened, we were one of the first boutique hotels in the city and the dining scene was on the verge of exploding, making it perfect timing for the concept of a culinary hotel,” said Joe Collier, President and Founder, Mainsail Lodging & Development. “As culinary travel and boutique hotels continue to flourish in Tampa and around the world, the Epicurean concept is more popular and relevant than it was a decade ago, which is one reason we’ve had to expand across the street.”
November’s 10-year anniversary celebration includes:
• November 10 – Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar will be serving up their iconic Homage to Bern’s sandwich for just $10. Available from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. in the restaurant and Lobby Bar, the Homage is a nod to the hotel’s Bern’s Steak House heritage and is made with shaved ribeye, caramelized onions, Alpine cheese, and onion jus.
• November 10 – Cheers to 10 years at Epicurean’s EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge with a selection of $10 premium cocktails from 5-9 p.m.
• November 16 – Epicurean Theatre will be hosting an epic 10-Course Anniversary Dinner curated by the chefs that started it all! Chef Chad Johnson (former opening Executive Chef of Epicurean Hotel and current Executive Chef Bern’s Steak House) and Chef Jon Atanacio (former opening Epicurean Hotel Sous Chef and current Executive Chef) take the stage for an adventurous multi-course feast coupled with carefully selected wines. The over-the-top dining experience takes place from 6:30-10 p.m. and is $500 for two tickets. Limited tickets remain.
• November – Throughout the entire month of November, Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar will be serving $5 Epicurean private label wines in the restaurant and Lobby Bar.
• November – In November, all Spa Evangeline members will receive $10 off their next 10 spa services.
Epicurean Hotel will be observing their special anniversary into the new year with more celebrations to come in December and January including giveaways on social media, as well as a ticketed party. The 10-year anniversary coincides with the opening of the hotel’s $21 million expansion – what is referred to as Epicurean’s “second course.” Located directly across Howard Avenue from the Epicurean’s 137-room main hotel, the expansion adds 51 new guest rooms and suites, a private lobby, meeting space, and rooftop terrace. Incorporating two fully restored apartment buildings, the new four-story structure features a classic, crisp white exterior, historic façade, and lush, green landscaping, and adds two floors of parking with an additional 91 spaces.
The food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar signature restaurant; EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; Chill Bros. Scoop Shop; and 5,200-square feet of flexible event space. The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern’s Steak House and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE: MAR). For information and reservations at the Epicurean Hotel, call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit EpicureanHotel.com.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development
Mainsail Lodging & Development is an award-winning, Tampa, Florida-based company specializing in hotel, furnished housing, and resort property management and development, marketing and sales. An established company with a dynamic entrepreneurial spirit, Mainsail prides itself in finding unique lodging opportunities with a purpose and applying its passion and expertise to each project. Founded by President Joe Collier with a combination of daring vision and dogged determination, Mainsail has built an impressive portfolio of top-branded properties throughout the southeastern United States and Caribbean. Each Mainsail property inspires guests with a distinct character and meticulously crafted, sophisticated style, from a private island resort, and urban culinary showplaces, to waterfront marvels, boutique southern hotels, and a historic jazz-era icon. Stay Sojo, Mainsail’s newest brand, provides short-term furnished living options across the country, while Mainsail Vacation Rentals manages a collection of private vacation homes in Florida and the Caribbean. To ensure long-term success and profitability, Mainsail relies on the dedication of its high-performing associates, a growing group of enterprising investors, and a commitment to giving back, every step of the way. MainsailHotels.com
About Autograph Collection® Hotels
Autograph Collection Hotels advocates for the original, championing the individuality of each of its over 290 independent hotels located in the most desirable destinations across 50 countries and territories. Each hotel is a product of passion, inspired by a clear vision, soul, and story that makes it individual and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else. Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, Autograph Collection properties offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. For more information, please visit www.autographhotels.com, and explore on social via Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook to be inspired by immersive moments that are #ExactlyLikeNothingElse. Autograph Collection is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy®, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit marriottbonvoy.com.
About Bern’s Steak House
Recognized internationally for its vast wine collection, dry-aged steaks, and famous dessert room, Bern’s Steak House offers a world-class dining experience. Founded in 1956 by Bern and Gert Laxer, today, son David Laxer continues the tradition of excellence, with a gastronomic adventure that includes an array of caviar, fresh seafood, and prime 100-day dry-aged steaks cut to order. The iconic restaurant is also home to the world’s largest private wine collection of more than 500,000 bottles, complemented by a remarkable whiskey program. The collection earned them the James Beard Foundation’s Outstanding Wine Program Award in 2016. Additionally, in 2014 Bern’s was named an Outstanding Restaurant semi-finalist – one of 20 in the country, and Executive Chef Chad Johnson has twice been a semi-finalist for Best Chef: South. Johnson also helms the kitchen of Bern’s culinary-adventurous concept, Haven. The Bern’s experience culminates with a trip to the Harry Waugh Dessert Room. Located upstairs, with booths nestled in antique wine casks, guests can indulge in decadent cheeses, sipping whiskeys or aged cognacs, and desserts handmade with the finest ingredients. For more information, visit BernsSteakHouse.com.