Current Exhibits

This vignette room reflects the variety of leisure activities available to the Hotel's female guests. Many ladies joined their husbands on hunting and fishing trips and were seasoned outdoors-women, adept at riding, shooting and sports. 

More sedate pastimes included afternoon concerts in the Music Room, tea in the garden, needlepoint, reading, quiet conversation, or a relaxing stroll along the Palm Walk on the banks of the Hillsborough River.

The gilt and floral embroidered furnishings convey refinement and femininity, qualities embodied by the Hotel’s female guests.  The floor covering in this room is original to the Tampa Bay Hotel and was used in the Grand Salon and Gold Room.  At the far corner of the room, you can just catch a glimpse of a shared bathroom.