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Neighbors on the waterfront, JW Marriott Tampa Water Street and Tampa Marriott Water Street have introduced new bookable culinary experiences, from surprise picnic baskets to private mixologist classes.

Surrounded by the hotel’s spacious outdoor spaces and panoramic views of Tampa’s skyline—an outdoor picnic is a great way to enjoy it all. Check out the hotels’ Picnic Basket Experiences:

  • Surprise Picnic Basket Experience: Gets your Tampa day off to a perfect start. Enjoy freshly baked breakfast pastries, tropical fruit, cheese & meats, a selection of JW juices & smoothies, and of course, prosecco and fresh orange juice for mimosas.
  • Mid-Day Moments Picnic Basket Experience: For lunch, dig into assorted finger sandwiches, salads & spreads and sweet treats, plus a bottle of wine or local craft beer.
  • Sunset Sips Picnic Basket Experience: As the sun dips into the Gulf, taste some upscale finger foods, including cheese & charcuterie, marinated olives, dips with naan bread and veggies and a bottle of wine (1 bottle for 2 guests, 2 bottles for 4 guests).

Taking Cocktails To New Heights

Beacon, the JW Marriott’s rooftop lounge.

Truly elevate your Cocktail Experience (27 stories up!) with a class at Beacon, the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street’s rooftop lounge. Catered exclusively to amateur mixologists, groups of 4-8 can go behind the bar at Beacon for a 45-minute class focused on a specific spirit (tequila, rum, whiskey, etc.), learning insider tricks to create exciting cocktails at home while enjoying light bites from the culinary team. You will also leave with a takeaway package which will include a selection of cocktail recipes and more.

Tampa Bay’s highest rooftop and lounge, Beacon also is a spectacular place to sample a selection of sparkling wines from various regions of the world in the So Many Bubbles! Experience. Guided by a member of the property’s renowned culinary team, groups of 4-8 will learn what makes each glass of sparkling wine unique while enjoying a selection of light bites that create the perfect pairing.

Guacamole & Other Essentials

Hungry yet? Not for long at Lona, in the Tampa Marriott Water Street

When life gives you avocados, make it a Guacamole Experience with the culinary team at Lona Mexican restaurant. Located on the lobby level of the Tampa Marriott Water Street, groups of up to eight can enjoy a 45-minute guacamole-making experience. Even better—each person who joins will also enjoy a complimentary Lona Margarita.

Using pure essential oils, an experienced wellness team will create a signature aroma for each guest, while sharing how aromas affect the body and mind. Over the course of 45 minutes during this Aroma, Blend and Bubbles Experience, guests will enjoy a semi-private session for up to eight guests with an aromatherapy instructor, a personalized aromatherapy blend and wellness kit as well as a glass of bubbles blended just for you.

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