|By Marketwired .||
|April 11, 2014 04:55 PM EDT||
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwired) -- 04/11/14 -- The Academy Awards command so much attention in this country and abroad that it's hard to imagine anything could top it. And yet the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) routinely does. Celebrating the best Hindi cinematic performances, the IIFA weekend encompasses far more than a single night of awards. With screenings, forums, expos and, of course, plenty of singing and dancing, the IIFA weekend is an event not to be missed. And with this year's event booked in Tampa between April 23 and 26, guests are flocking to the one property that combines luxe accommodations with best available rates: the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.
Visitors seeking Tampa's best hotel deals will find a lot to love at this property. Located in the upscale International Plaza, the hotel embraces a relaxed Mediterranean aesthetic within each of its 287 guest rooms and six suites. Renowned cuisine at its award winning restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria, a heated outdoor pool and guest rooms outfitted with mini-refrigerators, safes and sumptuous bedding all distinguish this property from other luxury hotels in Tampa, Florida.
Such gracious amenities also put guests in the right frame of mind to make the most of the IIFA weekend. The hotel is a few miles from Tampa Convention Center means that guests can easily get to the IIFA's forums and expos. And no one will want to miss the IIFA Master Class Panel with Kevin Spacey and Vidya Balan. The IIFA Awards, meanwhile, will be presented at the closely nearby Raymond James Stadium on April 26. Other events like the IIFA Stomp at Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park, a short film screening and performances, post-parties and more promise to keep visitors tapping their toes and singing along all weekend.
Of course, any traveler would be in the mood to celebrate after snagging the best available rates starting from $239 at a premier destination among hotels in Tampa, FL. In addition to putting guests close to all the locations of the IIFA weekend events, the hotel boasts easy access to the best shops, attractions and restaurants in Tampa, FL. And that combination of luxury, location and access deserves two thumbs up from any critic.
ABOUT THE RENAISSANCE TAMPA INTERNATIONAL PLAZA HOTEL
With the panache of a Mediterranean villa and the luxury of a sophisticated hotel, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is ideally suited to welcome guests from all over the world. The hotel features 287 well-appointed rooms and six luxurious suites, which act as the perfect springboard from which to visit the bounty of nearby attractions. Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, museums, shops, restaurants and, of course, beaches are all within an easy distance of the hotel. The property is also located in the International Plaza, putting more than 200 shops, restaurants and department stores within steps of its guests. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's nearness to the business district of Tampa, along with the hotel's 15 meeting rooms and 12,500 square feet of total meeting space. When it comes time to grab a bite, guests can choose from the casual Gabriella's or the Italian-inspired Pelagia Trattoria, where the award-winning, Executive Chef Brett Gardiner creates his savory specialties within an open-air kitchen. Combining the charm of a boutique hotel with the luxury of a premier resort, this is one Florida destination guests will want to return to again and again.
Renaissance Hotels represents a diverse collection of more than 150 hotels in 35 countries worldwide. Each property is unique, offering passionate travelers a one-of-kind experience and memories they will be sure to take with them long after they depart. Within every hotel, guests are greeted by an exceptional array of amenities and an inspiring world of local discoveries. For travelers looking to experience something new, innovative and locally driven programs including the industry leading entertainment platform RLife LIVE as well R Navigator, ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. Renaissance Hotels. Live Life To Discover. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com.
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