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InterContinental Tampa Scares Up Halloween Fun with "Tampa Terrors" Package

Package Includes Howl-O-Scream Tickets


For Immediate Release:

September 17, 2009

InterContinental Tampa Scares up Halloween Fun with “Tampa Terrors” Package

WHO: Opened in August 2007 as Tampa’s affordable luxury hotel, the InterContinental Tampa is centrally located in the heart of the city, within walking distance of several popular shopping and dining destinations.

WHAT: This October, the InterContinental Tampa is scaring up some fun with their new “Tampa Terrors” package. Not for the faint of heart, the package includes a one-night stay and two tickets to the bone-chilling Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream event. The package also includes a “tricks and treats” basket and two Bloody Mary’s (or cocktails of choice) in the Shula’s No Name Lounge. Starting at just $189, the package is valid on weekends, including Thursdays, in October.

WHEN: The “Tampa Terrors” package is available October 1-3, 8-10, 15-17, 22-24, and 29-31.

WHY: Those hungry for more fright night activities might want to check out Tampa’s most haunted neighborhood in "Secret Ybor: Scandals, Crimes, and Shady Ladies,” a ghost walk tour of Ybor City - a National Landmark Historic District - that brings the district's notorious past to life – through its dead. Guests lucky (or unlucky) enough to be in Tampa on Oct. 25 can join the guided "Gothic Graveyard Walk."  This tour of Oaklawn Cemetery (c.1850) in downtown Tampa introduces visitors to pirates, swindlers, murderers (and their victims), and crooked politicians – just a few of the "residents" in this picturesque old burying ground. These add-on tours can be arranged through the concierge.

During the daylight hours, the InterContinental Tampa is the ultimate escape with a rooftop pool; a state-of-the-art fitness center; and outstanding on-site dining at the world-famous Shula’s Steak House.  Guests can also enjoy gourmet Illy coffee products and “fare on the go” at Caffé, and an extensive cocktail menu at Shula’s No Name Lounge.

WHERE: Convenient to downtown Tampa, the AAA Four Diamond InterContinental Tampa offers complimentary wireless high-speed internet in guestrooms and public areas of the hotel, as well as complimentary transportation to the airport and nearby shopping and dining.

HOW: To reserve the Tampa Terrors package at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code ILOXK 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. Some blackout dates may apply. Offer must be requested at time of booking. Taxes and gratuity not included. Subject to hotel tax. 24-hour cancellation policy.

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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Kelly Prieto, APR

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(813) 318-9611

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