Streamsong Resort

A trio of Florida newcomers spans town and country tastes.

In Tampa, the new food-focused Epicurean Hotel ( features a culinary classroom, rooftop bar, pâtisserie, wine shop, and restaurants, with local landmark Bern’s Steak House across the street. Some 47 miles southeast of Tampa, Streamsong Resort ( sprawls over 16,000 acres of former mining land, now reclaimed with 216 rooms, bass-fishing lakes, hiking trails, a nine-treatment-room spa, and two golf courses. Along the amazing white-sand beaches of Northwest Florida, The Pearl ( offers 55 rooms of smart sophistication in quaint, European-feeling Rosemary Beach. Inspired by Hemingway’s Cuba, its Havana Beach restaurant has a clubby and cool vibe, thanks to photographer Tommy Crow’s rich, striking works of art and ever-changing video throughout. Don’t miss requisite sunset cocktails upstairs at Sol Luna.