Tampa’s first Le Meridien hotel opened recently, occupying a century-old courthouse building that’s on the National Register of Historic Places and has undergone a $26 million renovation to convert it into a 130-room hotel.
This boutique hotel has rooms and suites, a French Bistro and Longitude Bar and uses the original courthouse design to provide a new integrated look.
You’ll find rates for a three night stay arriving Friday and checking out on a Monday late in July starts at $119 a night. These rates are advertised as running through September 30, 2014.
According to the Miami Herald, “Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the former courthouse occupies an entire city block of North Florida Avenue between Zack and Twig Streets and was previously a customs house and post office. The $26 million renovation of Le Méridien Tampa preserved the building’s most notable architectural elements, including the marble and terrazzo lobby as well as its oak door frames and window casings. Contemporary facilities include an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and ultramodern business center that features a historic judge’s bench as the primary work station. Guests and locals can indulge in Bizou Brasserie’s French cuisine with the option to dine al fresco, or enjoy sparkling cocktails with friends and colleagues at Longitude Bar. An ideal choice for meetings and weddings, Le Méridien Tampa offers more than 4,000 square feet of contemporary meeting and event space, including a grand ballroom for up to 150 guests.”
TripAdvisor rating with six reviews as of this post was 4.5 stars out of 5.
601 North Florida Avenue, Tampa, Florida 33602