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Something Fishy is Happening at InterContinental Tampa with New Stayquarium Package

Includes aquarium tickets, pet fish roommate and Finding Nemo DVD

WHO:             Offering contemporary comfort in the heart of Tampa Bay, the InterContinental Tampa is centrally located, within walking distance to several popular shopping and dining destinations, and convenient to family-friendly attractions, including the Florida Aquarium, Lowry Park Zoo and Busch Gardens.

WHAT:          Visitors will want to dive right into InterContinental Tampa’s newest offering – the Tampa Stayquarium Package. Beginning at just $161* on the weekends, the package includes tickets for two adults and two children to The Florida Aquarium, where guests can watch staff members dive with sharks in the half-million gallon Coral Reefs Gallery, kids can splash around in the interactive Explore A Shore and everyone can get in on the action by petting sea creatures in the shallow pool. Guests will also enjoy the company of a pet fish in a small aquarium to display in their room for the duration of their stay, and a “Finding Nemo” audio-enhanced DVD.  

WHEN:          The package is available June 22, 2010-December 30, 2010.

 

WHY:             InterContinental Tampa is the ultimate weekend escape 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.

WHERE:       InterContinental Tampa is convenient to downtown Tampa and Tampa International Airport.  The AAA Four Diamond property offers complimentary wireless high-speed internet in guestrooms and public areas of the hotel, as well as complimentary transportation to the airport.  The InterContinental Tampa’s award-winning “In the Know” concierge directs guests to popular Tampa Bay  family destinations and attractions, as well as local hideaways.

HOW:             To reserve the Tampa Stayquarium Package at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IKCT1 or visit www.intercontampa.com.

*Subject to availability. Standard hotel restrictions apply. Tickets cannot be redeemed for cash value. Fish must be returned upon check-out.

-InterContinental Tampa-

 

 

 

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 www.destinationhotels.com.

 

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 www.ihg.com and information for the Priority Club Rewards programme at www.priorityclub.com.

 

For the latest news from IHG, visit our online Press Office at www.ihg.com/media

 

 

Kelly Prieto, APR

Hayworth Creative

(813) 318-9611

kelly@hayworthcreative.com

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