Epicurean Hotel

Brand-first approach helps win Marriott’s International Hotel Opening of the year.

As the first ground up hotel branding project for Marriott Autograph Collection Hotel and one that was built on the legacy of world-renowned Bern’s Steakhouse, the expectations were high. Starting with the name Epicurean and an initial identity, we created a brand experience that would satiate even the most seasoned of travelers right here in Tampa.

People who stay here, our “connoisseurs of life,” have achieved a level of success and now they have the means to enjoy it. So through collaboration with owners, developers, and the general manager, we defined a set of values around a sense of indulgent discovery that awaken appetites unknown.

Every curated experience across the property was marked with purpose and discovery.

We spearheaded one of the first bike sharing programs that would spread the Epicurean brand throughout the area (before bike shares were cool).

Awards + Recognition

HOW 2014 International Design Awards

PRINT Regional Design Annual Winner

HSMAI Adrian Awards Bronze Winner

ADR rose 33% over the competition.

This partnership led to Marriott’s Grand Opening of the Year.

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