Tapestry Collection Hotel recognized for the “Urban Excellence” & “Judge’s Choice” Awards

Downtown Tampa’s historic gem, Hotel Flor Tampa recently secured Tampa Downtown Partnership’s “Urban Excellence” Award honoring the hotel’s initiatives that have contributed to a positive impact on downtown Tampa‘s culture. Hotel Flor won the award for the Landmark Development Project which “recognizes an iconic building that serves as a magnet to attract people to Downtown by improving the physical environment or by enhancing the economic, cultural or social well-being of the area.”

Over the past several years, Hotel Flor Tampa Downtown has worked alongside several organizations to significantly impact the NoDo District in Tampa with initiatives including furniture and linen donations, hygiene kits to those in need, and food drives, partnered with notable non-profits such as Home Makers of Hope, ZooTampa, Florida Aquarium, Metropolitan Ministries, and Dawning Family Services. The Tapestry Collection by Hilton hotel has been honored to contribute to the revitalization of the city. The organization also teamed up with Tampa Downtown Partnership in reviving areas in NoDo that had become occupied with crime and homelessness through the removal of unsanctioned shelters and squatting grounds.

Hotel Flor Tampa’s Executive Chef Dernier Buleje, culinary mastermind at Roaring Twenties inspired restaurant, The Dan, also attained the Judge’s Choice award at this year’s Taste of South Tampa event. Executive Chef Buleje impressed judges and attendees with Short Ribs served wild mushrooms, asparagus, lardons, truffle cream, parsnip velvet, and Bourbon Bread Pudding with plantain foster sauce, pecans and vanilla cream.

Additionally, The Dan secured the “People’s Choice” award for Tours of Taste at the 31st Annual ExTravelganza event hosted by the Tampa Bay Hospitality Alliance last November. Tours of Taste offered attendees the chance to experience the culinary scene of Tampa Bay with food and beverage samplings from some of the area’s top chefs and restaurants, and renowned wine and spirits from top producers. A people’s vote named Hotel Flor’s ritzy dining establishment, The Dan as the winner for the “People’s Choice” award.

Hotel Flor is part of Hilton Honors®, the award-winning guest loyalty program for Hilton’s 22 world-class brands, comprising more than 7,100 properties in 123 countries and territories. Hilton Honors members who book directly through preferred Hilton channels have access to instant benefits, including a flexible payment slider that allows members to choose nearly any combination of Points and money to book a stay, an exclusive member discount that can’t be found anywhere else and free standard WiFi. Members also have access to contactless technology exclusively through the industry-leading Hilton Honors mobile app, where Hilton Honors members can check-in, choose their room and access their room using Digital Key.

Follow Hotel Flor Tampa Downtown’s transformation on Facebook and Instagram, and click on the links to view hotel images and an interview with General Manager Crystal Rivera. Learn more about Tapestry Collection by Hilton by visiting Stories From Hilton.

To make a reservation, visit Hotel Flor Tampa Downtown, Tapestry Collection by Hilton or call 813-225-1700.


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