March 29, 2013 at 14:41 PM EDT
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina Unveils New Lobby Experience and Design
Tampa, Florida Hotel Keeps Guests Connected With Cutting-Edge Upgrades

TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 03/29/13 -- After a $2.5-million renovation, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina reintroduced itself to visitors and locals. Today, it's a Tampa luxury hotel offering cutting-edge technology, a lively atmosphere and a design that reflects the tastes of its well-traveled guests.

Travel's newest generation relies on staying connected, whether through the computer or over a cup of coffee, and the updates at this hotel in Tampa Bay complement that lifestyle with everything from Wi-Fi-connected workstations to communal tables.

"The Tampa Marriott Waterside has always maintained a prominent position in the market, being the largest luxury hotel in the area," Mike Falconer, director of marketing at this hotel near Port of Tampa, says. "These recent renovations continue that tradition of leadership in providing our guests with cutting-edge amenities and surroundings that compliment their every need."

At the center of this hotel's renovations is the great room lobby, a concept Marriott Hotels & Resorts first introduced in 2007 and that is expected to be present in 70 percent of its worldwide portfolio by the end of 2013. The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina lobby still has that Florida feel, with towering palm trees outlining the central seating area, but instead of heading straight to their rooms, guests are invited to work, mingle, meet and eat in a space that offers flexible seating, modern technology and an inspiring ambience.

Meet with colleagues or make new friends at a communal table, sink into a comfortable lounge chair and dive into a good book, or get down to business at a Wi-Fi connected workstation. Keep the creativity flowing with a latte from the full-service Starbucks®, featuring new communal booths and workstations.

When it's time to take a break, the redesigned Lobby Bar offers cool cocktails and a stunning view of the marina and waterfront. Champions Bar and Grill showcases new additions in its impressive collection of sports memorabilia and décor, as well as offers the biggest games on new flat-screen TVs. For a quiet meal, Café Waterside features new intimate seating arrangements along with stunning water views and a delicious menu.

Beautiful weather is one of Florida's biggest draws, and the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina gives guests every chance to enjoy it. The outdoor patio has been transformed, offering a waterfront space for casual gatherings or formal events. With large flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and fire pits, guests can plug-in or kick back to get the best of both worlds.

To learn more about the exciting updates at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpamc-tampa-marriott-waterside-hotel-and-marina/. For the latest updates, specials and news, find the hotel on Facebook.

About the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Rising above the central downtown district, the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina puts guests just steps from prominent Channelside District destinations such as the Tampa Convention Center, Florida Aquarium, and Tampa Bay Times Forum. Its numerous amenities include three vibrant restaurants and the Spa Waterside, offering a rejuvenating retreat in a grand setting. The hotel features 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, making it a prominent choice for social gatherings, elegant celebrations, business conferences and corporate functions. A staff of dedicated event managers and professional culinary specialists ensure every event is an overwhelming success.

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