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InterContinental Tampa Introduces DINOMite Package

Package Roars into Town with Lowry Park Zoo's DinoQuest Exhibit

WHO:  InterContinental Tampa, centrally located in the heart of Tampa Bay and offering guests the most convenient access to world-class shopping, dining, entertainment, sports and the area’s most memorable attractions, including Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo – named the No.1 zoo in America by Parents magazine (2009).  

 WHAT:  Roaring into Tampa this February is the InterContinental Tampa’s DINOMite dinosaur-themed package. Riding on the scaly tales of the “DinoQuest,” a Jurassic journey limited exhibition coming to Tampa’s  Lowry Park Zoo, the package includes accommodations and a special “Explorer Kit.” With weekend rates beginning at $135*, the package includes:

   • One night accommodations at the InterContinental Tampa

   • An Explorer Kit, complete with dinosaur silly bands, a dinosaur coloring book, magnifying glass and fossil dig dusting brush, a growing dinosaur sponge in a capsule and a dinosaur-themed camera to document all archaeological finds.       

“DinoQuest,” a Jurassic journey roams into Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo Feb.9 and features amazing lifelike and life-size dinosaurs that move and roar. Prehistoric fans can explore a dynamic outdoor display featuring prehistoric creatures, ranging from the treacherous Tyrannosaurus to the towering Brachiosaurus along a lush, winding pathway.

Discounted tickets to the zoo and the special dino exhibit can be purchased through the InterContinental Tampa “In the Know” concierge.

WHEN: The package and the exhibition are available Feb.9-May 1, 2011.

WHERE: InterContinental Tampa - convenient to downtown Tampa, Tampa International Airport  and several local attractions  - is the ultimate family getaway, with a rooftop pool offering spectacular views of the bay and city; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and outstanding on-site dining at the world-famous Shula’s Steak House.  InterContinental Tampa surrounds guests in contemporary comfort, and offers personalized service from a gracious and friendly staff  in a warm, distinctive atmosphere. The InterContinental Tampa’s award-winning “In the Know” concierge directs guests to popular Tampa Bay destinations, as well as local hideaways.

HOW: To reserve the DINOMite package at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IKLS2 or visit

 -InterContinental Tampa-

*Additional nights can be added to package. Subject to availability. Tickets to the Lowry Park Zoo are not included, but can be purchased through the concierge.





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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