By Kathy L. Collins

If you are looking for a chance to get away for a few days this summer, but you want to stay close to home, then check out the newly renovated Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina located at 700 S. Florida Ave. in downtown Tampa.

The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina offers local residents a chance to get away without the hassle of far off travel. The hotel recently completed major renovations and you will love the $2.5 million in enhancements that have been made to several key public areas including the soaring lobby, several restaurants and a fabulous outside patio.

The hotel also offers what everyone wants these days- a luxury hotel which provides cutting edge technology, a lively atmosphere and the ability to stay connected anywhere within the hotel.

When you enter the great room lobby complete with towering palm trees, you will soon learn that you do not need to choose between work and play because the hotel has added spaces throughout that allow you to meet, mingle and eat in a space that offers flexible seating, modern technology and fabulous ambiance.

The redesigned Lobby Bar offers cool cocktails and a stunning view of the marina, Tampa Bay and Harbor Island. Outside you will love the comfortable and casual seating set up by the water complete with fire pits that are lit once the sun sets. The hotel offers three restaurants and SpaWaterside. With 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, this hotel will be a fantastic choice for your next business meeting or elegant function such as a wedding.

Kristi Bennett, Marketing Manager for the Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina invites local residents to come and enjoy the fabulous hotel. “Since we are right next to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, you can stop by for a snack or light meal either before or after a concert or a game,” said Bennett.

Tampa offers a wide range of activities such as paddle boards, water taxis, segway tours and fabulous museums and shopping. It is a great place for your next “staycation.”

For the latest on specials and news about the hotel, find the hotel on Facebook or visit or call 221-4900.


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