Batson-Cook, EWI Begin Construction of Ybor City Hotel

Filed in News on September 11, 2018

TAMPA, FL (September 11, 2018) – Batson-Cook Construction and EWI Construction together broke ground recently for the long-awaited Ybor Hotel on 7th Avenue in Ybor City.

The full-service boutique hotel, which has not yet been named, will feature 176 rooms and cost an estimated $33 million to construct. The four-story building will encompass 132,000 square feet.  There will be an interior courtyard with a water feature, balconies overlooking the lively streets, and a full-service restaurant. Completion is set for early 2020.

“The Batson-Cook team is delighted to partner with EWI Construction for the building of this significant new project in Ybor City,” said Bob Allen, project executive for Batson-Cook Construction. “The building will reflect the historic architecture of the area,” he noted, “and we are honored to add it to our portfolio of unique Tampa projects.”

Developer of the project is Aparium Hotel Group.  Alfonso Architects is the project Architect.

Batson-Cook Construction, founded in 1915, builds a wide range of commercial projects for hospitality, healthcare, multi-family, education and private development clients throughout the Southeast.  We have the heart of a family-owned general contractor with the reach of a global construction firm.  We build with passion.  We operate with integrity.  For more information, visit

”EWI Construction, founded in 2007, has a unique approach to working as a team to build quality products. We manage construction projects in various sectors, providing input at key project stages. EWI’s strong development background, combined with knowledge of the design process affords a valuable skill set that raises the level of the discussion for all construction projects. EWI believes in building quality products and strong relationships.”

Alfonso Architects Inc. is a full-service Design, Architecture, and Interior Design firm founded in 1988 and is located in historic Ybor City, Florida. The firm has a 30 year history of creating memorable places, and delivering award winning designs and iconic architecture. The vision at Alfonso Architects can best be described as a focused emphasis on Design in order to provide a superior product.


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