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InterContinental Tampa Announces Special Patron Rates for Gasparilla Film Festival

Festival Takes Place Mar.24-27, 2011

WHO:   Offering contemporary comfort in the heart of Tampa Bay, the InterContinental Tampa is centrally located, within walking distance to several popular shopping and dining destinations, and convenient to downtown museums and historic districts.

InterContinental Tampa is the official hotel sponsor of the fifth annual Gasparilla International Film Festival, which takes place March 24-27, 2011.  One of Florida’s largest and fastest-growing film festivals, the Gasparilla International Film Festival takes place in downtown Tampa and South Tampa.  Each year, the festival features an average of 100 films from around the world at a variety of venues, with an additional focus on local productions.  Categories for the 2011 festival include: horror, comedy, documentary, international, young filmmaker (under 25 years old), North American Drama, short film, Florida Focus and a sidebar celebrating Tampa’s Cuban heritage.

The film lineup for this year’s festival has not yet been completed, but special guests include acclaimed actor Tom Berenger and M. Emmet Walsh. Walsh will be accepting a Lifetime Achievement Award celebrating an expansive career playing everything from corrupt cop to zany comedian in films such as “Blade Runner” and “Raising Arizona.” For up-to-date festival details, please visit

WHAT: The InterContinental Tampa is offering rates for filmgoers as low as $139 per night (double occupancy), including a complimentary breakfast buffet for two in Shula’s Steak House for patrons attending the Gasparilla International Film Festival (March 24-27, 2011).

WHEN: Gasparilla International Film Festival rate is available now through March 28, 2011. (Subject to availability).

WHY: InterContinental Tampa boasts a rooftop pool with spectacular views of the bay and city; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and crowd-pleasing on-site dining at Shula’s Steak House.  The InterContinental Tampa’s award-winning “In the Know” concierge directs guests to popular Tampa Bay destinations, as well as local hideaways.

WHERE:        InterContinental Tampa is conveniently located in the Westshore area, near many of the screening venues for the Gasparilla International Film Festival.  With all of the amenities the InterContinental name ensures, the AAA Four Diamond property offers complimentary wireless high-speed internet in guestrooms and public areas of the hotel, as well as complimentary transportation to the airport.  

HOW: To reserve the special Gasparilla International Film Festival rate at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IPE10 or visit

 -InterContinental Tampa-

*Based upon availability. No refunds on unused features. Other restrictions may apply. Offer may not be combined with other promotions or special offers. Offer not applicable to prior reservations, groups or conventions. Offer must be requested at time of booking. Taxes and gratuity not included. Subject to hotel tax. 24-hour cancellation policy.

Kelly Prieto, APR

Hayworth Creative

(813) 318-9611


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