New hotel in downtown Tampa officially breaks ground

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — Downtown Tampa is adding yet another five-star hotel, as leaders and dignitaries took their ceremonial shovels to the dirt and sand on Wednesday for the official groundbreaking of the Pendry Hotel — though crews have been on site since January.

“Where else would you want to be?” asked Michael Fuerstman, co-founder of Pendry Hotels & Resorts. “The sun’s shining, we’re on the water, the Riverwalk’s incredible. We are big believers in this city.”

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