Tampa Bay, FLA (July 28th, 2022)Recently acquired by the Hilton, the historic Floridan Palace is slated for a 24 million dollar renovation, but guests can still enjoy the historic charm this summer before construction begins, dining in the same room occupied by years of celebrity – Marylin Monroe, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, and more.  


Here are 3 reasons to visit: 


1 – Historic Architecture & Star Studded Past 

Being ​​Tampa’s only historic grand hotel with roots going back to 1927, the Floridan has a rich history that can be seen within its walls – and its ceilings. High ceilings with hand painted cherub and floral adorn a majority of the hotel’s lobby and meeting rooms. Sparkling crystal chandeliers dangle as the lobby transports one to the Roaring 20’s. 



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Fully Lobby (from TripAdvisor) 


2 – World-Class Dining

At the Floridan, fine dining and delectable desserts are staples of the overall luxury experience. Experience your very own version of the Roaring 20’s right here in 2022. 


Steak Frites – 12 Ounce Flame-Grilled Ribeye Steak with delightfully seasoned, crispy fries. 

Blackened Mahi Mahi – Beautiful Mahi Mahi served on a bed of Mediterranean Cous Cous, Lemon, and Basil Herb Oil.

Rustic Apple Tart – Enjoy this wonderfully flaky tart with apples cooked to perfection. Topped with Vanilla Bean Ice Cream and an artistic drizzle. 

Key Lime Pie – Nothing says Florida like a Key Lime Pie – and no one does Key Lime Pie like the Floridan. This dessert features a refreshing key lime filling atop a graham cracker crust and topped with a signature slice of a key lime. 

Chocolate Torte – With this flourless chocolate cake, enjoy the decadent taste of rich chocolate coupled with raspberry coulis and chantilly cream. One slice is never enough.  


To book your reservation at the Floridan Palace Hotel, call (813) 225-1700, email reservations@floridanpalace.com, or book directly on their website here


3 – Modern, Creative Cocktail Menu & Happy Hour 

Visit the Floridan’s Sapphire Lounge to take in all the elegance and history while enjoying a handcrafted cocktail fit for a movie star.


Enjoy the Floridan’s daily Happy’ness Hour from 3 to 6 pm. Guests have their choice of $10 Handcrafted Cocktails, $7 select beer and wine, and $8 Small Bites. 


Bees Knees – This drink involves Dark Door lavender gin, lemon and honey syrup. 

Hemingway – With Papa’s Pilar blonde rum, Lazzaroni maraschino liqueur, lime, grapefruit and a lime wheel, the Hemingway is sure to bring the elegance. 

Sazerac – Modern – This drink comes with Elijah Craig Straight Rye, Pierre Ferrand Original 1840 Cognac, Peychaud Bitters, Angostura Bitters, Absinthe Spritz, and Lemon Zest. 


FLORIDAN PALACE HOTEL: The Floridan Palace Hotel is a national landmark hotel and encapsulates all of Tampa Bay’s old-world charm along with the highest quality service and a full range of amenities. The Floridan’s Sapphire Lounge showcases this vintage charm and offers small plate wonders and craft cocktails, local beers and a collection of spirits and wines.  The Floridan Palace Hotel is located at 905 N Florida Ave., Tampa, FL. 33602. www.floridanpalace.com


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Editors: For details, or to schedule an interview, contact Lisa Williams lisa@evolveandco.com  or 727.490.9835.


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