Beacon: A Stunning New Rooftop Lounge Rises Above JW Marriott Tampa Water Street

Tampa, FL, Aug. 16, 2023 – JW Marriott Tampa Water Street proudly announces the upcoming grand opening of Beacon, an exquisite rooftop lounge that will elevate Tampa Water Street’s nightlife scene to new heights. Perched on the JW Marriott’s 27th floor, Beacon will become Tampa’s highest (and second highest in Florida) public rooftop cocktail and dining destination, offering breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline and the shimmering waterfront. Beacon’s debut marks a momentous milestone for the luxurious property, which initially opened its doors in December 2020.

“Beacon represents the culmination of our commitment to providing extraordinary experiences for locals and visitors alike,” said Ron McAnaugh, General Manager at JW Marriott Tampa Water Street. “We are excited to unveil this captivating rooftop lounge, where visitors will be able to soak in the energy of Tampa’s buzzing Water Street neighborhood from above.”

Visitors to Beacon will enjoy an array of well-curated offerings, featuring seasonal flavors and local ingredients. Expertly crafted by Sous Chef Roy Bryant and an award-winning mixology team, Beacon’s delicious dishes and craft cocktails will be as elevated and memorable as the views. Guest favorite cocktails will include the Zalamero, concocted from Don Fulano Reposado Tequila and Galliano Espresso liqueur, and The Rising Sun, featuring notes of sesame and yuzu intertwined with roku Japanese gin and pineapple. Patrons will also enjoy an extensive food selection, including house-baked tartines topped with crème fraiche, caviar, and smoked salmon, or glimpse their artisanal charcuterie selections being prepared in the exposition kitchen along the north side of the main bar.

Curated in partnership with internationally renowned interior design firm AvroKO, the space exudes a captivating fusion of elegance and vibrant energy that captures the spirit of Tampa. The new lounge will open daily from 5 p.m. until late and has four unique spaces, included a lush and shaded terrace overlooking Tampa Bay. On non-event nights, guest parking will be validated for up to three hours at the hotel’s valet parking.

Beacon joins the property’s other esteemed culinary outlets, which include:
• Driftlight Steakhouse: A menu that boasts fine aged steaks and locally sourced ocean-to-table cuisine in an upscale atmosphere.
• SiX: Chef-crafted specialties in a modern American Bistro with indoor and outdoor dining overlooking the rooftop pool and the bayfront.
• TURNTABLE: A popular grab-and-go eatery serving a rotating selection of Tampa’s food and drink scene every season from its street window.

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About JW Marriott: JW Marriott is part of Marriott International’s luxury portfolio of brands and consists of beautiful properties and distinctive resort locations around the world. Inspired by the principles of mindfulness, JW Marriott is a haven designed to allow guests to focus on feeling whole – present in mind, nourished in body, and revitalized in spirit – through programs and offerings that encourage them to come together and experience every moment to the fullest. Today there are over 100 JW Marriott hotels in more than 30 countries and territories worldwide that cater to sophisticated, mindful travelers who come seeking experiences that help them be fully present, foster meaningful connections and feed the soul. Visit JW Marriott online, and on Instagram and Facebook. JW Marriott is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the global travel program from Marriott International. The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, exclusive experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including free nights and Elite status recognition. To enroll for free or for more information about the program, visit

About Strategic Property Partners: Strategic Property Partners, LLC (“SPP”) is a full-service real estate developer, owner and operator focused on world-class execution, innovation and creating high-quality experiential places. SPP’s first project, Water Street Tampa, is being developed on 56 acres of contiguous land the company owns along the waterfront in downtown Tampa. With its first phase of development complete and operational, the award-winning Water Street Tampa has revitalized the downtown Tampa core and transformed it into a vibrant waterfront destination. When complete, the multi-phased development will consist of approximately nine million square feet of new commercial, residential, hospitality, cultural, entertainment, educational and retail uses. SPP is owned and capitalized through Cascade Investment LLC. For more information on Water Street Tampa, visit

Originally posted 2023-08-19 13:18:18.