Epicurean Hotel Named Best In Tampa, 58th Best In State: Report

TAMPA, FL – The Epicurean Hotel ranked as the best hotel in Tampa and No. 58 in the state of Florida in the U.S. News & World Report 2018 "Best Hotels" list.

U.S. News released its rankings of the best hotels across the country and within Florida. The report looked at more than 24,000 luxury hotels to come up with the rankings. Hotels that received a gold badge were in the top 10 percent of ranked hotels. Hawaii’s Four Seasons Resort Lanai ranked first, followed by The Peninsula Chicago at No. 2 and The Langham, Chicago at No. 3.

In Tampa Bay, the top 10 were: the Epicurean, followed by the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel, the Grant Hyatt Tampa Bay, Le Meridien Tampa, The Westin Tampa Bay, the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tampa, The Westin Tampa Waterside, The Westshore Grand, Emerald Greens Condo Resort and Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore Airport.

The report gave this description of the Epicurean: "If memorable culinary experiences are what you’re after, this is the place for you. After checking in and surveying your digs, outfitted with a flat-screen TV, L’Occitane bath products and an in-room pantry, enjoy a meal at Élevage. Helmed by executive chef Chad Johnson, a 2014 James Beard Award semifinalist for Best Chef, the restaurant prides itself on its imaginative twists on fare from around the world. If you’re looking for innovative cocktails, this Autograph Collection outpost has you covered there, too: The hotel houses a rooftop bar with handcrafted drinks and tapas. Plus, the hotel caters to sweet-toothed guests with Chocolate Pi, the on-site patisserie. Once you’ve satisfied your taste buds, indulge in a treatment like a honey and wine wrap at Spa Evangeline."

Here are the best luxury hotels in Florida (none in Tampa Bay) according to the U.S. News report.

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1. Acqualina Resort & Spa in Sunny Isles Beach
2. Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Disney World
3. Eau Palm Beach Resort
4. Faena Hotel Miami Beach
5. The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island (Fernandina Beach, FL)

To read the U.S. News report, click here.

Caption: This Dec. 17, 2013 photo shows a guest room of the new Epicurean Hotel in Tampa. Tampa’s newest hotel is focused on food, with a restaurant, bakery, culinary theater, wine store and cooking classes onsite. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

We are honored to be ranked #58 in @usnews 2018 "Best Hotels" List! Congratulations to our entire team!https://t.co/MlQWYFcSgi @TBBJEvents#UnlockTampaBay #LoveFL @VISITFLORIDA @VisitTampaBay #Travel pic.twitter.com/BoJxrNPAWO— Epicurean Hotel (@EpicureanHotel) February 7, 2018

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