The Newly Re-Imagined Hotel Alba
Discover a hidden oasis is tucked into Tampa’s Westshore Business District that has been completely transformed. The Hotel Alba, part of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, underwent a complete renovation including the lobby, guest rooms, meeting space and ballrooms, pool area, lobby bar and the addition of a signature restaurant, The Spaniard.
The hotel is the ideal place to retreat, in the heart of Tampa, for a quick escape to relax and recharge, or host out of town guests. The re-design includes chic, modern and industrial touches and the 222 guest rooms have been designed to create a comfortable stay. As part of Sotherly Hotels, Hotel Alba continues to deliver a promise for a unique local experience with southern hospitality for its guests. The rooms have comfy white bedding, wood planked flooring, sliding barn-style doors to the bathroom and white crisp subway tile.The hotel incorporates many local Tampa Bay touches with artwork throughout the hotel. If you must do some work or check emails, the hotel offers free WiFi connection. Each guest room comes with two bottles of Hotel Alba water and signature lemon cookies for a sweet welcome.
For a taste of authentic Tampa flavors, be sure to dine at The Spaniard. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Spaniard specializes in local flavors, true to Tampa. Try the Chef’s Charcuterie board with a variety of cured meats and cheese, but don’t miss the Spaniard’s Paella filled with prawns, mussels, chicken wings, chorizo and more. It is a perfect dish to share. The Ropa Vie Ja was tender and delicious. Dine al fresco or keep cool inside, along with a glass of wine,or a signature mojito. To finish, don’t miss the creamy Dulce De Leche Cheesecake served with a crispy churro.
On select evenings, enjoy live entertainment poolside. The poolside bar has a good selection of beers on tap and craft cocktails. The lobby bar has friendly bartenders, and its a great place to stop in to unwind. If you have a special request, they happily will create a unique, flavorful cocktail for you. With its new room comforts, tasty restaurants and relaxing pool area and bar, Hotel Alba is the perfect place to re-discover. M
5303 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33609
-By Ronda M. Parag