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New Meeting Options Allow for Cost-Effective, Flexible Meeting Planning at InterContinental Tampa

Tampa hotel tempts cost-conscious planners with flexible new meetings package

WHO:             Offering contemporary comfort in the heart of Tampa Bay, the InterContinental Tampa is centrally located in the heart of the city’s business district, and features 14,000 square feet of flexible, ergonomically designed meeting space.  

 WHAT:           The InterContinental Tampa is tempting cost-conscious planners with a flexible, new Meeting Options Package that gives a boost to anyone booking a qualified* meeting by June 30, 2011.  Planners receive the choice of one of the following:

                              • 25,000 Priority Club Meeting Reward Points to be used toward hotel nights, airline tickets, shopping, dining and more

                              • A complimentary food and beverage credit to a maximum of $10 per room actualized on peak night

                              • One complimentary room for every 25 paid guest rooms

Meetings booked on a weekend (Thur.-Sun) or on a designated value date receive all three meeting enhancements. Designated value dates are listed below.

 WHEN:           Meetings must be booked by June 30, 2011 and actualized by the end of 2011.

 WHERE:        InterContinental Tampa is conveniently located in Tampa’s popular Westshore business and shopping district, convenient to downtown Tampa and Tampa International Airport.  With all of the amenities the InterContinental name ensures, the AAA Four Diamond property offers wireless high-speed internet throughout the entire hotel, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a full-service concierge program, and a rooftop pool with spectacular views of the bay and city. The hotel also offers outstanding on-site dining at the world famous Shula's Steak House, as well as gourmet Illy coffee products and “fare on the go” at Caffé and an extensive cocktail menu at Shula’s No Name Lounge.

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

 -InterContinental Tampa-

 *Qualified groups require a minimum of 10 rooms or more on peak night. Offer must be requested at time of booking and listed in contract prior to signature. Does not apply to previously booked groups. Value dates (which are subject to change) are: Jan.2-10, 16-18, 23 & 24; Feb.13-15, 26-28; Mar. 1-3, 20-22, 27-31; Apr. 17-30; May 8-12, 26-31; June 26-30; July 1-15; Aug. All Month; Sept. 1-9; Oct. 1-7, 28-31; Nov.19-30; Dec. 17-30.

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

 For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at


Kelly Prieto, APR

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(813) 318-9611


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