Begin this season’s shopping excursions by valet parking and checking into the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, one of the area’s few Four Diamond rated properties. Located just steps from the entrance to International Plaza, a major shopping center featuring upscale department stores to boutiques specializing in leading brands, the hotel offers the ultimate in shopping conveniences.
After valet parking you won’t need to worry about driving directions or finding parking. Instead of toting bulky bags and heavy packages throughout the day or to your car, safely store them with the hotel and have the bellman bring them to your car when it’s time to leave. Take a refreshing nap or quick dip in the pool to recover from the day’s efforts or to quickly refresh before resuming the search for the perfect holiday gifts.
After browsing and buying, take time to enjoy lunch for two at the award-winning PELAGIA Trattoria, also conveniently connected to the hotel. PELAGIA features Italian cuisine with a modern twist by critically acclaimed Executive Chef Fabrizio Schenardi. Since opening in 2004, PELAGIA has received critical acclaim from leading national and local and national food critics.
By late afternoon or early evening, it’s time for a much needed break. Enjoy your choice of a “Pick Me Up” coffee or tea service or “Wined Down Time” with complimentary wine, available at PELAGIA or Gabriella’s.
Once the stores have closed and the wish lists have been filled, end the evening by enjoying a “Sweet Dreams Holiday Surprise” presented with the nightly turndown service in the comfort and privacy of your hotel room.
The package includes:
- Early check-in, based on availability.
- “Passport to Saving” booklets featuring multiple special offers from International Plaza merchants. Presented upon check-in.
- Package storage available on site.
- Complimentary overnight valet park.
- Lunch for two at the critically acclaimed PELAGIA Trattoria. (Represents up to a $50 value.)
- Choice of complimentary afternoon coffee “Pick Me Up” or “Wined Down Time” for two.
- Nightly turn down service featuring a Sweet Dreams Holiday Surprise!
The package rate does not include applicable taxes or gratuities. When booking by phone, the rate code is HNMZ; the online reservation code is HON. Alcohol, taxes and gratuities not included in the $50 PELAGIA lunch certificate for two.
For reservations for the Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza, call 1-800-644-2685. For information, call 813-877-9200 or go to www.renaissancetampa.com. For information about International Plaza, go to www.shopinternationalplaza.com.
PELAGIA is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the 152-seat restaurant offers indoor as well as outdoor seating. In 2005, the restaurant launched its own private label PELAGIA wines produced in partnership with winemaker Bruno Lafon, owner of the Domaine Magellan winery located in France. For restaurant information, call 813-313-3235 or go to www.pelagiatrattoria.com.
Media contact for information, images or interviews:
Mary Lou Janson, (813) 251-5737, (office), (813) 361-1061 (cell), firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL, INC. (NYSE: MAR) is a leading lodging company with more than 2,800 lodging properties in the United States and 67 other countries and territories. Marriott International operates and franchises hotels under the Marriott, JW Marriott, The Ritz-Carlton, Renaissance, Residence Inn, Courtyard, TownePlace Suites, Fairfield Inn, SpringHill Suites and Bulgari brand names; develops and operates vacation ownership resorts under the Marriott Vacation Club International, Horizons, The Ritz-Carlton Club and Grand Residences by Marriott brands; operates Marriott Executive Apartments; provides furnished corporate housing through its Marriott ExecuStay division; and operates conference centers and golf courses. The company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and had approximately 143,000 employees at 2005 year-end. It is ranked as the lodging industry’s most admired company and one of the best places to work for by FORTUNE®. The company is also a 2006 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® Partner. In fiscal year 2005, Marriott International reported sales from continuing operations of $11.6 billion. For more information or reservations, please visit our web site at www.marriott.com.
# # #