Hotel Alba, Tapestry Collection by Hilton, opens its doors as the very first Tapestry Collection hotel in Florida. Joining Tampa’s growing Westshore business district, Hotel Alba Tampa combines modern, upscale lodging with contemporary meeting and event spaces. Designed to reflect the unique local history and culture of Tampa, much of the guest experience is inspired by the vibrant spirit of the area, from the historical photographs on the walls to the seats in the lounge. Even the hotel’s new signature restaurant, The Spaniard, offers food and drink influenced by fresh Florida fare and authentic Tampa flavors.
“We are excited to introduce Hotel Alba to the Tampa lodging market,” said Andrew Sims, Chief Executive Officer at Sotherly Hotels. “As the latest addition to Sotherly Hotels’ collection of boutique properties, we believe Hotel Alba will bring our guests the best of both worlds – upscale amenities and authentic local experiences.”
“Alba,” Spanish for sunrise, is a nod to the rich cultural heritage and diversity found in Tampa. As the first property in Florida to join the Tapestry Collection by Hilton portfolio, Hotel Alba provides guests with a uniquely local experience in the thriving Westshore business district. Each of the 222 fully renovated guest rooms has been meticulously designed to provide a stylish and peaceful stay to business and leisure travelers alike.
Guests will enjoy residential-style guest rooms and modern, sophisticated design elements throughout the hotel, including a reimagined lobby experience and in-house rotating art gallery. Poolside cabanas and suites surround an inviting outdoor swimming pool with all new landscaping and outside bar access. Perhaps most notably, Hotel Alba’s signature restaurant, The Spaniard, features open-air dining and innovative dishes drawing inspiration from Florida’s culinary traditions and coastal flavors. In addition, the Hotel Alba lobby features Buffalo Bayou, a gourmet-to-go café serving locally ground coffees, teas and house-made light fare.
“Tampa is a hip, cultural hub for amazing food and authentic culture, and we’re thrilled to bring the Hotel Alba concept into that mix,” said Donovan Stephens, General Manager of Hotel Alba. “What we have here is truly one of a kind. We’re marking a new era in Tampa Bay development, and it starts with Hotel Alba.”
Located at 5303 West Kennedy Blvd., just minutes away from the Tampa International Airport, downtown Tampa and Ybor City, Hotel Alba celebrates the sights, sounds and tastes that are truly unique to Tampa. An official grand opening will be held in September, expected to be a major celebration featuring a ribbon cutting ceremony, invited guests, area dignitaries and much more.