Shop and Stay With Tampa Weekend Getaway

SOURCE: Marriott

Guests Receive $25 Shopping Gift Card at Marriott Westshore Hotel

TAMPA, FL–(Marketwire – July 16, 2010) –  Shoppers have a great opportunity to create their own Tampa Bay vacation packages with a “Shopping Madness” promotion offered by the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel. Conveniently located in the heart of the popular Westshore shopping district, this stylish hotel is perfect for a fun and exhilarating Tampa weekend getaway and is offering guests a $25 gift card to spend wherever they like in this fabulous shopping and entertainment district. Popular among the “shop til you drop” crowd, the International Plaza Shopping Center and Westshore Mall both offer hundreds of retail stores — with everything from accessories and apparel to specialty items and home furnishings.

With accommodations at this distinctive hotel, shoppers will be within walking distance of the Westshore Mall and another Florida shopping favorite — International Plaza and Bay Street. However, complimentary transportation is also included for guests taking advantage of this “Shopping Madness” promotion along with free self-parking, nightly turndown service, late 1 p.m. checkout and daily breakfast for two at the hotel’s newly renovated Tampa Bistro Blue restaurant so they will be fueled and ready for an exciting day of shopping fun.

In addition to fabulous shops and boutiques, the area has great dining and entertainment options in and around the International Plaza Shopping Center and Westshore Mall. Tampa restaurants offer an exceptional selection of international cuisine so there’s something for even the most discriminating taste buds. After a full day of shopping guests will find the hotel’s Tampa Bistro Blue is a relaxing alternative offering a wide selection of American cuisine in a casual and contemporary atmosphere. This hotel near Tampa FL airport is also home to a Starbuck’s Coffee Bar and the Tampa Bistro Blue Lounge.

Guest accommodations include spacious, well-appointed rooms that feature Plug-In Technology, 32-inch flat panel televisions with cable/satellite service, premium movie channels and pay-per-view movies. Rooms also include two cordless phones with voicemail and wired and wireless high-speed Internet access. Concierge rooms are also available with upgraded amenities and a concierge lounge. The hotel features a whirlpool and on-site fitness center for added comfort and relaxation.

“Shopping Madness” accommodations may be booked online by using promotional code V12 at or by calling 1-800-228-9290 for reservations or information. The promotion is valid for Thursday-Sunday stays through Dec. 30, 2010.

About the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel

The Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel sets the standard for Tampa Bay hotels near Florida Aquarium, and other popular attractions, making it a perfect choice for a family vacation or Tampa weekend getaway. For guests seeking “fun in the sun” activities, the hotel features an indoor/outdoor connecting pool and is just minutes from area beaches. As an added convenience the hotel offers complimentary on-site parking and is also located near Raymond James Stadium and Tampa International Airport to easily accommodate both business and leisure travelers.


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