Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina Announces Partnership with Chef Richard Sandoval
Garrison Tavern to be the first Sandoval restaurant concept in Tampa Bay region

TAMPA, FL (December 07, 2018)Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is delighted to announce a new partnership with world-renowned chef and restauranteur Richard Sandoval, who is spearheading the hotel’s food and beverage overhaul as part of the property’s multi-phase renovation. The Sandoval concepts at the hotel will be the first RS Hospitality, Sandoval’s restaurant development group, concept in the Tampa Bay area.

The creative partnership will welcome two new food and beverage concepts to the hotel’s ground level. Sandoval and his team at RS Hospitality have completely reimagined the two outlets, which will be original to the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina. RS Hospitality will oversee programming for the new outlets, including menu development and service.

“We are excited to be part of the growing culinary scene in Water Street Tampa,” said Richard Sandoval, CEO/Founder of the global Richard Sandoval Hospitality group. “More importantly, we feel honored to work with the exceptional team at the Tampa Marriott Waterside and be a part of its transformation.”

Opening in early 2019, Garrison Tavern, a new gastropub will replace Champions Sports Bar, which closed in July 2018 for renovations. Preserving its competitive spirit and offering a nod to sports culture, patrons can expect approachable dishes and contemporary comfort food to match the new outdoor patio seating with direct street access, just steps from Amalie Arena. Garrison Tavern’s feel will be enhanced by new features including two indoor Top Golf bays, 20 local draft beers and four wines on tap. Additionally, a signature beer brewed by Coppertail Brewery will be served exclusively in house and at the brewery, and Crowlers (canned Growlers) for sale of any beers on tap.

The second venue, located off the rear lobby, will feature a new outdoor terrace and bar, creating an active and engaging space for locals and visitors alike. Portions of the existing patio will be sunken to create covered outdoor lounge areas that front onto the Riverwalk and overlook the marina and waterfront.

“We are honored to be partnering with a chef of the caliber of Richard Sandoval, as this will offer an exciting, truly one-of-a-kind culinary experience within Tampa Bay’s hospitality space,” said General Manager Ron McAnaugh. “His passion for fresh, authentic, and socially-driven cuisine is evident, and we look forward to welcoming both guests and locals alike to the first Sandoval concept in Tampa in early 2019.”

The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is currently in the midst of extensive improvements. Renovations are complete on the property’s 727 guest rooms and 50,000 square feet of meeting and event space. All remaining improvements to the Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina will be complete in mid-2019.

For more information and regular updates, please visit www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpamc or call (813) 221-4900.

About Strategic Property Partners, LLC:

Strategic Property Partners (“SPP”) is the partnership between Cascade Investment LLC, and Jeff Vinik. SPP is a full-service commercial real estate development firm focused on world-class execution, innovation, and creating high quality and experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on over 50 acres of land the company controls in downtown Tampa along the waterfront. The phased Water Street Tampa development project is revitalizing the currently underutilized tract of land to create an urban, mixed-use waterfront district consisting of approximately 9 million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, education, and retail uses, totaling over $3 billion in private investment from SPP. Integrating principles of walkability, sustainability, connectivity, design quality, and wellness, SPP will create, own and operate this new world-class neighborhood in in Tampa, while also elevating the city’s national prominence. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit www.waterstreettampa.com.

About Richard Sandoval Hospitality:

Richard Sandoval Hospitality is a leading restaurant group founded by Mexican-born chef/restaurateur Richard Sandoval and based in Denver, Colorado. Known for offering guests an unparalleled culinary experience, this internationally recognized contemporary Latin restaurant group successfully owns and operates over 45 restaurant concepts around the globe. Restaurant locations include California, Colorado, Arizona, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Washington D.C. & New York – as well as internationally in Mexico, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Qatar, Serbia and Tokyo. Chef Sandoval’s “made from scratch” approach and passion for introducing Latin cuisine to the world continues to inspire him to combine authentic Latin ingredients with international flavors and inventive techniques to create one-of-a-kind concepts and cuisines that include modern and coastal Mexican, Latin-Asian, Peruvian and Pan-Latin. For a complete list of restaurants and more information, please visit www.richardsandoval.com.

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Ali Glisson
Strategic Property Partners, 813-993-0055