Le Meridien Tampa in a century-old courthouse

8/19/2014 9:14:40 AM

The city of Tampa, Florida, now boasts a brand new hotel that is located in a completely transformed, century-old federal courthouse. Le Méridien Tampa, the city’s newest hotel, offers 130 contemporary guestrooms.

Le Meridien Tampa in a century-old courthouseLe Méridien Tampa also has a modern restaurant and state-of-the-art meeting and event space all set against the backdrop of the building’s stunning architecture. Add one more plus: the hotel’s location in the heart of the city’s downtown arts and entertainment district.

The former courthouse occupies an entire city block and was previously a customs house and post office. The $26 million renovation of the hotel preserved the building’s architectural elements well; the marble and terrazzo lobby as well as its oak door frames and window casings were all part of the original building.

The hotel has an outdoor pool, 24-hour fitness center and ultramodern business center that features a historic judge’s bench as the primary work station. The lobby – Le Méridien Hub – is a social gathering place that features the signature Master Barista that is said to offer the best coffee in town.

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