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Aparium is set to bring the 178-room Hotel Haya to Tampa, Florida, later this month. The project is an adaptive reuse of two distinctive buildings combined with a new-build.

Located in the city’s burgeoning Ybor City neighborhood, the hotel evokes the 1950s Golden Age of Havana, midcentury Cuban. Designed by Alfonso Architects, guestrooms will feature period fabrics and hues. Exposed brick walls, a giant neon “HAYA” sign, and classic art—including four massive Goya reproductions—will complement joyous colors.

Dining includes Flor Fina, with coastal Mediterranean meets Gulf Coast cuisine; and Quiquiriqui, a Cuban cafe and neighborhood gathering spot with a name that translates as “the call of the rooster.”

Hotel Haya will become the largest property in Aparium’s portfolio. The project is part of the company’s plans to open six new hotels by 2022 in markets including Tampa; Des Moines, Iowa; Birmingham, Michigan; Fargo, North Dakota; Denver; and Alexandria, Virginia.

Rendering: Courtesy of Aparium


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