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InterContinental Tampa Appoints New Catering Manager

Chuck Rodriguez is Named Catering Manager

WHO:   The InterContinental Tampa is centrally located in the heart of the city’s business district, and features 17,000 square feet of flexible, ergonomically designed meeting space.  

WHAT:  The InterContinental Tampa recently named Chuck Rodriguez as the new catering manager. In this position, Rodriguez is responsible for all social gatherings at the hotel including weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Quinceaneras and holiday events. Most recently, Rodriguez worked for Unique Vacations where he was the sales and marketing manager for Sandals and Beaches Resorts. In this position, he assisted in the implementation of Sandals weddings by Martha Stewart among 16 Caribbean resorts and managed a team of more than 30 wedding planners in various cities.  A 15-year hospitality industry veteran, Rodriguez began his career with Walt Disney World Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. where he promoted, planned and executed Disney’s Fairy Tale Weddings. He worked a total of 13 years for Disney, including a position as senior sales manager for weddings at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, Calif. He was also instrumental in planning ABC Network’s Extreme Makeover Wedding and was featured on WE Television’s Rich Bride Poor Bride.  Rodriguez, a Tampa native, graduated from the University of Tampa. He is a member of the National Association of Catering Executives (NACE) and the Association of Bridal Consultants.

 WHERE:      Whether planning a wedding, anniversary celebration or a charity gala, finding the perfect space that provides just the right atmosphere and a touch of magic is easy at InterContinental Tampa.  Offering contemporary comfort in the heart of the city, InterContinental Tampa, is the perfect host for any celebration no matter what the occasion. With 17,000 square feet of flexible space, the options are endless. Large affairs, smaller gatherings and everything in between will be accommodated with all the flair of style and class the InterContinental name is known for the world over.

 HOW:  For more information on planning your next social event at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 915-1558 or visit

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INTERCONTINENTAL TAMPA is one of more than 30 independent, upscale hotels, resorts and conference centers by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fourth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. To protect and preserve the unique communities in which the company operates, Destination launched Destination Earth, an environmental sustainability program in 2008. New for 2009 is the 582-room Terranea Resort situated on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in southern California. The 102-acre ocean front resort will feature a 25,000-square-foot destination spa, three swimming pools, three restaurants and a Todd Eckenrode-designed par three golf course. In addition to Terranea in the greater Los Angeles area, Destination operates properties in key metropolitan areas and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Palm Springs, Houston and Lake Tahoe. Destination is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.  For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit


The 323-room hotel is owned by an affiliate of Lowe Enterprises Investments and is managed by the wholly owned Lowe subsidiary Destination Hotels & Resorts.


InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (IHG) of the United Kingdom [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is the world's largest hotel group by number of rooms.  IHG owns, manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, over 3,700 hotels and more than 558,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories around the world. IHG owns a portfolio of well recognised and respected hotel brands including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites® and Hotel Indigo®, and also manages the world's largest hotel loyalty programme, Priority Club® Rewards with over 31 million members worldwide.


The company pioneered the travel industry’s first collaborative response to environmental issues as founder of the International Hotels and Environment Initiative (IHEI). The IHEI formed the foundations of the Tourism Partnership launched by the International Business Leaders Forum in 2004, of which IHG is still a member today. The environment and local communities remain at the heart of IHG’s global corporate responsibility focus.


IHG offers information and online reservations for all its hotel brands at and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at


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