TAMPA LE MERIDIEN

Tampa, FL

TAMPA LE MERIDIEN

Tampa, FL
Category: interior

Project Summary

Originally Tampa’s main post office and courthouse, the stately neoclassical building that would become the Tampa Le Meridien Hotel was completed in 1905. It was designed by James Knox Taylor, the Supervising Architect of the United States Treasury in Washington D.C., and on June 7, 1974, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. The building has been expanded to include additional guest rooms, bathrooms, and a pool deck with a lounge. Many significant historical events have taken place in the courthouse, including: the founding first U.S. Volunteer Cavalry “The Rough Riders,” campaign speeches by JFK and Lyndon Johnson, and corruption trials of drug money launderers in the 80s. This fascinating history inspired a ‘rough and tumble’ design concept, adding a character to the hotel that relates and responds to building’s past while propelling it into present times with modern uses of classic materials. Each space will have a theme and a respective grey palette with accent colors of either blue or plum. The use of modern and innovative fixtures, finishes, textures, and art, paralleled with the historic and architectural elements create an interesting juxtaposition of vibrant and harmonious environments. Guests will be able to see, touch and experience the timeless character of the hotel, with a subtle tone of the richness of local culture revealed in the design.
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