Location: Ybor, Tampa, FL
Description: Located just northeast of downtown, Ybor City is the only neighborhood on Florida’s west coast to be designated a National Historic Landmark District. Aside from Ybor being Tampa’s playground, Ybor has a thriving influx of growing corporations and small businesses, eclectic retail, diverse restaurants, and a growing number of new residential units.
Construction started in March of 2018 on the Ybor hotel to be later named Hotel Haya. As the first boutique hotel in the neighborhood, the property weaves the influence of historic Ybor City with contemporary features, evoking a “mid-century Cuban” aesthetic from the 1950s Golden Age of Havana. Common areas include exposed brick walls, classic art, and a vintage neon “HAYA” sign.
Hotel Haya describes its vibe as “Old Ybor City charm meets modern flair.” That means honoring the melting pot of cultures and flavors that are true to Ybor. With new brick buildings. 7th Avenue is a shining example of Ybor city’s rebirth. It all comes together at Hotel Haya. Through careful renovation and reimagining, the iconic past of Ybor and thoughtful new construction join together in the boutique hotel blending reverence for history and optimism for the future.
Raynor Scope of Work: Raynor Company Group used STO Therm Cl EIFS system. STO Gold Coat fluid was used to provide waterproofing beneath all new exterior cladding locations as well as the new framed exterior columns. Exterior ceilings were installed using STO DEFS systems with Stolit finish.
Raynor completed the interior scope of work consisting of new framing and drywall of partitions, shaft walls, soffits, and ceilings at the four-story hotel, restrooms, library, and back of house facilities. In addition, 6″ Cypress Tongue and Groove wood was installed at the exterior entrance canopies, as well as the balcony canopies. Other specialty items provided by Raynor Company Group were Grassello Venetian Plaster at the exterior entry feature and FRP panels at back of house locations.
Awards: 2021 Historic Facility Award (Florida Wall and Ceiling Contractors Association)
Hotel Haya, Ybor City
- Owner: Ybor City Hotel Developers, LLC
- Contractor: Bastson-Cook Construction
- Architect: Alfonso Architects
- hSub-Contractor: Raynor Company Group