Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, FL
Opening in December of 2013, the Epicurean Hotel will personify a passion for food and wine. Originally conceived by the legendary Bern’s Steak House, the Epicurean will be located directly across the street from the iconic Bern’s Steak House which has earned the reputation of a global destination restaurant.
Comprised of 137 guest rooms, the hotel will also feature a restaurant and wine bar, a retail wine shop, a bakery, full service spa, health club, swimming pool with cabanas, a second floor open air special events area, rooftop lounge, flexible function space, and a demonstration kitchen which will be home to the Bern Laxer School of Food and Wine.
The Epicurean Hotel will join Marriott’s Autograph Collection®, an evolving ensemble of strikingly independent luxury hotels.
This project is further enhanced by the equity participation of David Laxer, Joe Collier and Carl Lindell, three of Tampa’s most respected business leaders. Laxer, operator of Bern’s Steak House, is the son of founder, Bern Laxer. Collier will head up the development team and manage the hotel under Mainsail Lodging & Development. Lindell brings 40 years of business and state governing participation in Tampa, and mezzanine financing by way of Lindell Capital.