A Tampa hotel has been named one of the best in the world.

When you think of beautiful hotels, there are so many here in Florida. The Tampa EDITION, Tampa’s first five-star hotel, has been named one of the best in the world.

Some people may look at a hotel as simply just a place to shower and sleep. But if you’re like me, you like to take advantage of all the amenities a hotel has to offer. Staying at a five-star hotel can be the perfect touch to your vacation.

Travel + Leisure has released their list of the best new hotels in the world. On the list are hotels in Istanbul, Paris, Thailand, Zambia, Brazil and yes, Tampa. Tampa has plenty of nice hotels. But what I didn’t realize is that the city didn’t have any five-star hotels until October 2022. The Tampa EDITION came in at #41 on their list of 100.

The magazine says about The Tampa EDITION “You’ll know you’re in Florida the minute you step into the lobby’s verdant forest of palm fronds. And you’ll know you’re at the white-hot Tampa EDITION because, as a guest, you just breezed past a line of locals hoping to get in at one of the hotel’s seven dining spots, now among the city’s most coveted bookings.”

The Tampa EDITION is located in the Water Street district close to the Florida Aquarium, the Riverwalk, Sparkman’s Wharf and the Tampa Bay History Center. In addition to the great location, Travel + Leisure mentions the hotel’s large gym and spa, as well as their “super spacious” rooms. The hotel also features Lilac, a restaurant just added to the Michelin Guide in 2023.

Photos of the Tampa Edition:



11 Florida Restaurants Added To Michelin Guide

11 Florida restaurants have been added to the 2023 Michelin Guide.

The Michelin Guide was first published in 1900 in France. Michelin tire company created the guide to encourage people to take road trips and use their ties. Over time, the guide evolved into a restaurant review guide. Restaurants receive ratings based on several factors, including the quality of their food, the chef’s skills, the restaurant’s ambiance, and the quality of service.

How are restaurants rated for the guide?

Earning a Michelin star comes with a very high level of prestige. The Michelin Guide considers a restaurant for the guide only after a trusted source, such as a food critic, chef, or previous Michelin inspector, recommends it. A team then reviews the restaurant and assigns it a rating from one to three stars. A one-star rating means it has very good cuisine, while a two-star rating indicates excellent cuisine. The most exceptional restaurants, those worth a special journey, receive three stars. As one can imagine, a Michelin star can profoundly impact a restaurant’s reputation and business.

The 2023 Michelin guide has added 11 restaurants in Florida, located in both Orlando and Tampa. Gwendal Poullennec is the International Director of the MICHELIN Guides. She said in a statement: “Florida’s finest flavors continue to impress the inspectors, who have enjoyed their visits to the Sunshine State. The restaurant teams are clearly inspired to serve the most delectable cuisine to food lovers – day in and day out. We are excited to celebrate their accomplishments and can’t wait to share those new discoveries with gourmets and travelers.”

You can check out the full list of Florida restaurants in the Michelin Guide here

11 Restaurants Added to the Michelin Guide for 2023:

  • Toledo

    Located inside Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

    1000 W Buena Vista Dr, Orlando, FL 32830

  • Twenty Pho Hour

    While it’s not 24 hours yet, this pho spot might be eventually with how popular it is

    11951 International Dr B-2, Orlando, FL 32821





  • Victoria & Albert’s

    Located inside Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort

    4401 Floridian Way, Orlando, FL 32830

  • Doshi

    Korean American fine dining

    1040 N Orlando Ave Ste 104, Winter Park, FL 32789


  • Edoboy

    Standing sushi bar..yes, you stand during your whole meal

    728 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, FL 32803


  • Otto’s High Dive

    Cuban Inspired Craft Cocktail Bar and Restaurant

    2304 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803

  • Kaya

    Filipino casual fine dining

    618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, Fl 32803

  • Juju

    Japanese with an izakaya-style menu

    700 Maguire Blvd, Orlando, Fl 32803

  • Lilac

    Located inside the Edition Hotel

    500 Channelside Dr, Tampa, Fl United States

  • Ponte

    Modern American cuisine with French and Italian influences

    3740 Midtown Dr 1010 Gramercy Lane, Tampa, Fl 33607

  • Noble Rice

    Modern Japanese

    615 Channelside Dr Ste 112, Tampa, FL 33602



Marija was born and raised in Illinois, but moved to Florida in 2018. She loves dogs, kayaking, concerts, beachin', checking out new restaurants & is always planning her next vacation. Follow her on Instagram @marija127

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