TAMPA, FL — The Epicurean Hotel in Tampa's historic Hyde Park has received the prestigious AAA Four Diamond Rating for the fifth year in a row. Only 6.3 percent of the more than 27,000 AAA Inspected & Approved hotels make the Four Diamond list. The Epicurean Hotel is now among the select group of just six hotel properties in Tampa to hold this rating.
AAA offers the only rating system using comprehensive, on-site professional hotel and restaurant evaluations guided by member priorities. AAA's professionally trained inspectors use published guidelines to conduct unannounced hotel evaluations. The AAA rating system covers the United States, Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.
"I'm truly honored to share this AAA Four Diamond designation with our dedicated and loyal team that works tirelessly – not in pursuit of awards, but in pursuit of amazing guest experiences," said Kevin Scott, general manager of the Epicurean Hotel. "This hotel is only five years old, so to have received this award every year since we opened is a genuine thrill for us."
The food-focused Epicurean Hotel features a state-of-the-art culinary classroom known as the Epicurean Theatre; Élevage, a restaurant where Southern hospitality meets French technique; EDGE Rooftop Cocktail Lounge; Bern's Fine Wines & Spirits wine shop; Evangeline full-service spa; and 5,200 square feet of flexible event space.
The Epicurean Hotel was developed in collaboration with Mainsail Lodging & Development and the legendary Bern's Steak House, and is the first newly constructed hotel property in the United States to join the prestigious Autograph Collection® of Marriott International Inc.