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Step Back in Time with InterContinental Tampa's History, Heritage, Culture & Cuisine Package

Includes entrance into two history museums, trolley tickets and gift certificate to Columbia Restaurant

Step Back in Time with InterContinental Tampa’s

History, Heritage, Culture & Cuisine Package

Includes entrance into two history museums, trolley tickets and gift certificate

for the Columbia Restaurant


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 downtown museums and historic districts.

WHAT:          This fall, visitors will step back into Tampa’s history and experience a slice of the culture and cuisine with the InterContinental Tampa’s History, Heritage, Culture & Cuisine Package. Beginning at just $188* on the weekends, the package includes tickets for two adults to the Tampa Bay History Center and the Ybor City Museum and a $20 gift certificate for the iconic Columbia Restaurant or Columbia Café – a Florida institution since 1905 featuring Spanish favorites and Flamenco dancers. The package also includes two roundtrip tickets on the trolley that will take guests from the Tampa Bay History Center in the Channelside district to Ybor where visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s heritage at the Ybor City Museum and The Columbia.

WHEN:          The package is available through December 30, 2010.


WHY:             Tampa Bay is rich in a history and culture that will entertain and intrigue guests of all ages. Designated as one of only three National Historic Landmark Districts in Florida, Ybor City was once known as the “Cigar Capital of the World.”  Tampa tells its story to guests through various treasures including historic districts, museums, restaurants and architecture throughout the city.

WHERE:       InterContinental Tampa is convenient to downtown Tampa and Tampa International Airport.  The AAA Four Diamond property 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.

HOW:             To reserve the History, Heritage, Culture & Cuisine Package at InterContinental Tampa, please call (866) 402-0758 and mention rate code IKCL1 or visit

*Subject to availability. Additional tickets for museums available at concierge desk. Reservations must be booked five days in advance. Standard hotel restrictions apply.

-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


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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