Growing up in Tampa I remember the Floridan as a rundown abandoned building with broken windows. Recently, I had the opportunity to walk inside the Floridan in it's newly renovated state and it is absolutely amazing! The hotel looks as new as it probably did when it first opened early in the 20th century. Most of the original appointments are still intact including the old letter box at the bottom floor, the ceilings, and appears like the elevators are the originals, and much of the furniture is dedicated towards the period. The Sapphire lounge is a cozy place to enjoy a drink and they have a live piano player who plays music from the hotel's heyday, and he is also very accommodating with requests. I think they would be able to attract a better crowd if they had a bit more marketing; seems to me they could attract a wider audience with all they have to offer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the legendary Floridan, located in the heart of Tampa. Built in 1926, this nineteen story hotel has been brought back to its original grandeur.Indulge yourself in old world charm, met with the modern comforts of today. With an eye for detail and a dash of flair, flawless service and luxury awaits you at every turn. The opening ceremony and ribbon cutting of this iconic landmark took place on July 28, 2012, making the Floridan Palace, once more the “crown jewel” of the city of Tampa. With historical expertise, and detailed craftsmanship, the hotel’s beauty and stature of its original state has been recaptured. The Floridan is one of the few hotels in the Tampa Bay area that is on the National Register of Historic Places. ... more less
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