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InterContinental Tampa Names New Executive Chef

Alexander Reyes Joins InterContinental Tampa

WHO:   InterContinental Tampa is situated in the city’s Tampa’s thriving Westshore business and shopping district. Located just 3 miles from Tampa International Airport and 5 miles from downtown, the hotel offers 17,000 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate groups of 5 to 700.  

WHAT:  The InterContinental Tampa recently named Alexander Reyes as the new executive chef. In this position, Chef Reyes’s responsibilities include overseeing the daily operations at the award-winning Shula’s Steak House along with the properties other food and beverage outlets. Chef Reyes will also be responsible for providing food and beverage offerings to InterContinental Tampa’s 17,000 square feet of meeting space for group meetings, corporate parties, local catering events, and special occasions.

With a history of working at luxury resorts and restaurants, Chef Reyes came to the InterContinental Tampa from his most recent position as executive sous chef of the AAA Four-Diamond Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando. Prior to that, he worked as a restaurant chef and banquet chef for the Portofino’s sister-resort, the Loews Royal Pacific Resort. With more than 15 years in the industry, Chef Reyes has also honed his craft at the Hyatt Regency Orlando International and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress and at well-known restaurants including Annabelle’s in Naples, Florida as well as Norman’s in Coral Gables, Florida. Chef Reyes is a native of Havana, Cuba, moving to the United States when he was young. He was raised in the Orlando area and graduated with a degree in culinary arts from the Florida Culinary Institute in West Palm Beach. 

WHERE:  Offering contemporary comfort in the heart of Tampa Bay, InterContinental Tampa is located right in the middle of a vibrant city and offers exciting culinary experiences for all occasions ranging from lavish affairs and corporate meetings to intimate dining and lively cocktails. The hotel’s signature restaurant, Shula’s Steak House, offers its award winning Premium Black Angus Beef, fresh seafood and heavenly desserts. Servers provide each guest with a personal experience by rolling out the freshest cuts of meats and sides right to the table for diners to choose from.

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

 -InterContinental Tampa-

Kelly Prieto, APR

Hayworth Creative

(813) 318-9611

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