Friday, 6 October marks the highly anticipated opening of Beacon, Tampa’s newest rooftop lounge and cocktail destination. Located on the 27th floor of the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street, Beacon was brought to life by internationally renowned interior design firm AvroKO and will offer elegance, style and excitement in the midst of Tampa’s trendsetting Water Street neighbourhood.
“During the early planning stages of our hotel, we set out to create something extraordinary in Tampa,” said Ron McAnaugh, general manager of JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. “With the opening of Beacon, we feel we’ve accomplished that goal and more. Not only have we brought luxury to Tampa, but we have also raised the bar on hospitality, elevating our offerings and providing our guests with an exquisite array of dining experiences to suit every palate.”
The look and feel of Beacon was inspired by both Florida’s spectacular natural beauty and its tradition of providing the perfect location for a luxurious escape. Subtle nods to local flora and fauna, the colours of the space capture the quintessential flavours of Tampa and the state’s sun-drenched beaches, dazzling coral reefs and epic sunsets.
Beacon is a sleek and vibrant space with multiple lounge areas, including an outdoor patio, a signature bar and a variety of intimate seating options. The Signature Bar space has been designed as the heart of the Beacon experience, with an impressive canopy providing a vibrant area for guests and locals to mix and mingle, while the perimeter seating allows for more intimate gatherings.
The Sidecar is a unique bar experience within Beacon, inspired by the design and craftsmanship of Florida’s train journeys of the past. Meanwhile, lush plantings blur the lines between indoors and outdoors on the expansive outdoor patio, providing the perfect setting to take full advantage of Beacon’s 27th floor location, sparkling views of Water Street Tampa and the waters of the Gulf Coast.