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Floridan Hotel

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Identification

Floridan Hotel
128597

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
rigid frame
steel
brick
applied masonry
renaissance revival

Usages

hotel
parking

Facts

  • The hotel is named after a famous aquifer.
  • The building was purchased in 1997 for US $2.7 million.
  • The Floridan Hotel is a Local Landmark Structure.
  • Developers and the city are working with the owners to convert the current 316 room hotel into 226 spacious suites while maintaining its historic character.
  • The site was formerly occupied by a two-story building used by the Electric Service Company.
  • In 1962 the building's owners invested US $1 million in the hotel.
  • Tallest building in Tampa until completion of Franklin Exchange Building in 1966.
  • The building was saved from demolition when the building was added to the national register of historic places.
  • Five developers in the past 25 years have failed to restore the hotel.
  • The hotel last housed guests in 1987.
  • The building was purchased in April 2005 by Anotakos Floridan, LLC for US $6 million.
  • The hotel was closed in 1970 due to a severe recession and was not reopened until about two years later.
  • In its golden years, the hotel had a high-end restaurant and an ornate lobby.
  • The building was a luxurious hotel until the 1950s when suburban lodging became increasingly popular.
  • Upon completion the hotel was the tallest building in Florida.
  • The building's roof is currently a haven for vultures.

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Location

905 North Florida Avenue
400 East Cass Street
905 North Florida Avenue
33602
Downtown / CBD
Tampa
Florida
U.S.A.

Technical Data

204.00 ft
17
1926
4

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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