Streamsong Resort


A trio of Florida newcomers spans town and country tastes.

In Tampa, the new food-focused Epicurean Hotel (epicureanhotel.com) 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 (streamsongresort.com) 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 (thepearlrb.com) 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.