Hotel Haya is a new boutique hotel minutes from Downtown Tampa in a soulful, historic world all its own. Old Ybor City charm meets modern flair at Haya Hotel. The soul of one of the oldest restaurants gracing 7th Street meets the energy of a neighborhood renaissance, all for your comfort and enjoyment.
Revitalized casitas and brick façade storefronts along 7th Avenue are shining examples 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 a boutique hotel blending reverence for history and optimism for the future.
Our name honors the roots of Ybor City, carrying the spirit of the founding fathers and cigar artisans who established our neighborhood. We are proud to pay homage to Ignacio Haya whose cigar factory, Haya y Sanchez, was significant for rolling the first cigar in Tampa. Haya was instrumental in building Ybor City alongside another notable cigar manufacturer Vicente Ybor for whom our neighborhood was named. Haya’s factory was one of the first in the nation to make cigars from the light-colored Cuban tobacco called “Clear Havana.”
An eclectic blend of people, cuisines, and cultures. Named for Vicente Martínez e Ybor, these bustling blocks became home to Cuban cigar makers, German printmakers whose box labels became pieces of art, and inspired individuals from all over the globe. Today, Ybor City is an architectural gem, with wrought iron balconies and colorful tile work, standout restaurants and shopping, as well as friendly neighborhood chickens.
Host an epic I Do!
Valencia Ballroom has floor-to-ceiling windows and elegant whitewashed brickcan walls that can accommodate up to 200 guests for your ceremony.
The Courtyard, located pool side, designed with natural Florida plants and market lights! It’s the perfect spot for you intimate ceremony of 65 guests or less.
The Cocktail Hour:
Valencia Foyer includes lounge furniture, local artwork on the walls, exposed brick, and floor to ceiling windows.
Courtyard/Private Dining Room our indoor / outdoor space, perfect for a cocktail hour reception. This space includes market lights in the courtyard, lounge furniture outside, natural landscape, local art work inside the Private Dining Room and large feasting tables with ivory chairs.
The Food & Drink:
Celebrate Through Food & Drink
No flavorless wedding fare here. Flor Fina’s executive chef crafts banquet menus that create a personal experience and feature locally sourced ingredients. When you host your event at Haya, you will indulge in coastal cuisines of Latin America, the Mediterranean, and our very own Gulf Coast, you’ll find the heat of our live-fire grill and an ever-evolving rotation of ceviches.
We do right by it crafting seasonal menus full of hearty vegetables and shareable dishes from our talented kitchen team, which can accommodate your dietary needs.
Your wedding at Haya can be anything and everything you want in vibrant, modern spaces featuring high ceilings and natural light. Opulent or intimate, have your wedding or corporate event in spaces offering historical charm, contemporary style, and every amenity you or your guests could need.
Our Valencia Ballroom is a spectacular setting for your event, with soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, elegant whitewashed brick, and a signature herringbone floor ready for dancing. The Valencia Ballroom’s architecture, featuring soaring two-story room heights and maximum natural light, is further enhanced by impeccable details that include whitewashed brick walls, herringbone wood floors, and custom-blown glass chandeliers.
- 4,000 SQ FT
- 200 PERSON CAPACITY
- HERRINGBONE WOOD FLOORS
- FLOOR-TO-CEILING WINDOWS
- CUSTOM BLOWN GLASS CHANDELIERS
Get Ready In Grandeur!
You and your bridal party will revel in your wedding preparations in our spacious Floridian Suite. With expansive space for makeup, dress prep, and pre-vow champagne toasts with your friends, it’ll also be a grand place to return to after your celebration. Take a moment before the ceremony or enjoy your first quiet moments as a married couple afterward on the romantic balcony.
With their sleek design and tranquil spaces for relaxation, our standard rooms feature well-appointed bathrooms that showcase modern touches. Guests of Haya will enjoy the use of plush bathrobes and slippers to make their stay more comfortable. Complete with a wireless charging pad, bedside charging ports, locally curated private bar, and luxurious bathroom amenities. The buzz of the city awaits just outside your window. All rooms include complimentary WiFi. Our king guestrooms include nods to the neighborhood’s rich history with design touches crafted by local artisans.
Friday Rental Fees:
Courtyard $1000/Valencia Ballroom & Foyer $4,000
Saturday Rental Fees:
Courtyard $1,000/Valencia Ballroom & Foyer $5,000
Sunday Rental Fees:
Courtyard $750/Valencia Ballroom & Foyer $3,500
Special Offer for Marry Me Tampa Bay Readers:
Say I Do in on a Friday or Sunday in January, February, or March 2024 and receive discounted room rentals and food & beverage minimums.
- Friday Room Rental is discounted from $4,000 to $2,000.
- Friday Food & Beverage minimum discounted from $15,000 to $12,000
- Sunday Room Rental is discounted from $3,500 to $1,500.
- Sunday Food and beverage minimum discounted from $12,000 0to $8,000.
*Must sign wedding contract by November 1, 2023
*Valid for new contracts only.
MMTB readers receive a complimentary night stay on your wedding, with a two-night stay and discounted Valencia Ballroom rentals on weddings from June to September 2024.
Meet Meghan Hygh
Catering Sales Manager: Meghan Hygh
Meghan was born and raised in DeWitt, Michigan. After graduating with a degree in Hotel, Tourism, and Event Management from Central Michigan University, Meghan started her hospitality career on Mackinac Island, MI eventually moving to St. Pete, FL. She worked as the event manager for The Vinoy Renaissance for 5 years before coming to Hotel Haya! Meghan is obsessed with her dog, Chef, rosé wine, and Grays Anatomy!
She LOVES to witness her clients making the exciting decision to (finally!) select their wedding day venue. She understands that each couple has a unique vision when it comes to their special day and enjoys offering creative and custom options to help design each couple’s perfect day!
Catering Service Manager: Logan Bell
Logan was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. Graduating with a degree in Stage Management from University of Central Florida. Logan started her hospitality career as a Stage Manager at Busch Gardens before coming over to Hotel Haya!
Logan started as Hotel Haya’s Reservationist and quickly joined the Event Team. Logan is obsessed with her cats, Reeses and Maru, espresso martinis, and a fantasy genre lover! Logan truly enjoys celebrating every couple’s love for each other and thrives to see everyone’s smiling faces on the wedding day.
Hotel Haya Reviews from Marry Me Tampa Bay Couples:
Marry Me Tampa Bay curates the below reviews from real couples whom we've personally interviewed. As Tampa Bay's most trusted wedding planning resource, these reviews are 100% accurate and aren't created by fake accounts.
I really wanted our venue to be at a hotel so that our traveling guests could have the whole wedding weekend experience there. I also wanted to have good food! Our taste-testing date at Hotel Haya was amazing. The history of the building was really cool, and having grown up in Tampa, it felt neat to have the wedding in an old historic Tampa building.
I wanted lots of bright light and airiness and closeness to other things. It is a great space with lots of light and wood flooring that feels like you are outside but with the benefit of A/C! We also had the opportunity to do our cocktail hour by the pool, so it was the perfect amount of being outside. They also had great value for food and drink packages and delicious food. Hotel Haya being in Ybor was so fun leading up to the wedding and after it! Spoiler: We all ended up at Coyote Ugly after! Something we did not think of before the actual wedding weekend, it was so nice to have the majority of guests under the same roof as it felt like we could chat and hang out with every single guest during the weekend, which may not have been possible in other venues,” Stephanie explained. “We had guests get there Saturday night and met everyone at the bar as a casual welcome party, and then we had a buffet breakfast the Monday after the wedding where everyone could get some coffee and bites before they went home. It was so nice to chat about the wedding with everyone and hear their favorite memories
The main thing we looked for in a wedding venue was convenience. We wanted the day to be as convenient as possible for ourselves and our guests. We knew we liked the idea of getting married at a hotel, as you can typically host all events on-site while providing lodging for out-of-town guests.
We decided on Hotel Haya as our venue because of its convenience and beauty. Hotel Haya was a very convenient choice for us, as we and most of our friends and family live within 25 miles of Ybor City. Also, it’s only about a 20-minute drive from Tampa International Airport, making it convenient for our out-of-town guests.
The wedding venue was very important to us, and we wanted a place that would be memorable for our guests and also incorporate the love of Tampa and Cuban culture.
Hotel Haya speaks for itself when we were looking at venues. Its unique design and boutique feel outweighed any other venue we toured. The staff was very responsive, which was extremely important during the planning process.
When looking for a wedding venue, it was two-fold. We knew we wanted a hotel for ease of logistics for us and our guests, and style-wise, we wanted something more modern and fun.
Hotel Haya had literally everything and more. The restaurant and catering customized everything to our dietary needs, the drinks were amazing, our guests couldn’t get enough, and the rooms and decor all really matched our style. It was just a perfect fit! Simple yet decorated perfectly.
We did not do much searching. We had known from the first time we stepped into Hotel Haya that we wanted our wedding to be there. It was elegant but also modern. We loved the high windows and the history of the ballroom. Everything about it was exactly what we wanted!
It was the look we wanted, and it also had the convenience factor, which was important. I loved the idea of having our guests stay at the wedding site. The food was amazing, and the kitchen staff was friendly and efficient.