Posted: December 7, 2017
“Extra Bedroom” Rates starting at $180 for Visiting Family & Friends
TAMPA, Fla. (December 7, 2017) – This holiday season, the Epicurean Hotel in Tampa, Florida is offering a sleigh full of seasonal fun for all appetites. Guests will be surrounded by culinary-themed décor, including the signature wine bottle tree, and will be treated to a holiday feast for the senses. Those in need of an extra room for visiting relatives, the Epicurean is offering rates as low as $180 throughout the holiday season.
The Epicurean Theatre will be decking the halls with festive programming including a class on “Cookies & Cocktails: Winter Wonderland” and “Yoga With A Twist: Holidaze Edition.” In addition, Élevage, the hotel’s signature restaurant, is preparing a unique three-course menu for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day that includes pate grand pere, chestnut bisque, shrimp saltimbocca, filet mignon with black truffle potato puree and salmon with cream cheese potato croquette. Finishing touches include warm spice cake and a vanilla bean flan.
The Epicurean’s spa, Evangeline, is offering a red velvet manicure and pedicure to highlight the fun flavors of the season. Shoppers can also work on their lists by purchasing holiday-only offerings during the nightly Sip & Shops with complimentary champagne and exclusive discounts. A variety of Epicurean-themed items including exclusive locally made Tipsy Candle Co. candles made locally from wine bottles, etched wine glasses and accessories, cork wreaths and ornaments, wine box trays and more are also available for purchase. The Bern’s book, Bern’s Rare & Well Done, can also be purchased at the hotel. Gift cards to the Epicurean for room nights, Spa Evangeline, Élevage and EDGE Social Drinkery are available. For every $100 spent on an Epicurean or Bern’s Steak House gift card, a $25 bonus Spa Evangeline gift card awaits.
Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, Fla., the food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where classic recipes are re-imagined; EDGE rooftop bar; Chocolate Pi pâtisserie; Bern’s Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; 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 or reservations for the Epicurean, please call (855) U-AWAKEN (829-2536) or visit www.EpicureanHotel.com.
About Mainsail Lodging & Development LLC
Mainsail Lodging & Development is a Tampa-based hospitality company that develops and operates lodging products in the Southeastern US and the Caribbean. Their properties include Scrub Island Resort, Spa & Marina (ScrubIsland.com), a private island resort in the British Virgin Islands and member of Autograph Collection® of Marriott International; Mainsail Beach Inn (MainsailBeachInn.com), a boutique beachfront hotel on Anna Maria Island, Florida; the recently opened Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island, Florida (WaterlineResort.com); and the boutique food-focused Epicurean Hotel (EpicureanHotel.com) in Tampa, Florida. The company also operates corporate housing throughout the Southeast, exclusively managing the Florida market for Oakwood Worldwide® under both its ExecuStay® (ExecuStay.com) and Oakwood® (Oakwood.com) brands, while also operating ExecuStay in Georgia, portions of Alabama, and The Carolinas. Two additional Florida hotels are planned for 2018 and 2019, respectively – Fenway Hotel in Dunedin and Luminary Hotel & Co. in Fort Myers. Just north of Tampa in Pasco County, Mainsail Lodging is also developing a 128-room Residence Inn in conjunction with an indoor sports complex. Mainsail Lodging’s corporate charity is Feeding Tampa Bay – the largest food rescue and distribution organization in the community. Mainsail actively supports the cause through a variety of employee and guest programs ranging from packing and sorting at the warehouse to annual events including Epic Chef Showdown. MainsailHotels
About Bern’s Steak House
Internationally known for its vast wine collection, perfectly aged steaks and famous dessert room, Bern’s Steak House offers a world-class, incomparable dining experience. When Bern Laxer opened in 1956, he envisioned Bern’s as Art in Steaks. Today, son David Laxer and Chef de Cuisine Habteab Hamde continue Bern’s tradition of excellence with a gastronomic adventure that includes prime dry-aged steaks cut-to-order, 21 choices of caviar, fresh seafood and vegetables in a setting like none other. Housing the World’s largest wine collection of over 500,000 bottles, Bern’s offers 7,000 selections to its guests. In 2016, Bern’s won the Outstanding Wine Program Award from the James Beard Foundation. In 2014, Bern’s was named an Outstanding Restaurant Semi-finalist, one of twenty in the country, and additionally, SideBern’s, Bern’s sister restaurant and its Executive Chef Chad Johnson, also of the Epicurean Hotel, were named a 2012 and 2014 Semifinalist for Best Chef: South. For more information on Bern’s Steak House and its subsidiaries, visit BernsSteakHouse.com.
About Autograph Collection Hotels
The Autograph Collection is an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent hotels. Exactly like nothing else, each destination has been selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. From near to far, iconic to historic, the result is an array of properties that is nothing less than unique, nothing short of collectively exceptional. For more information and reservations please visit www.autographhotels.com, or explore our social media channels to learn more about championing the independent spirit.