Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel Completes $20 Million Renovation Led by General Manager Tina Smith

Tampa, FL. February 08, 2018 -

Today, the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel unveils the redesigned property, which includes its 310 guest rooms, 18 Next Gen Meeting Spaces and lobby, totaling a $20 million renovation overhaul. The premium Tampa hotel provides its experienced business travelers, millennial visitors and locals cutting edge technology and well-designed environments to revolutionize guests' stay.

“We understand our guests lead fast-paced lives, and we redesigned our property with that in mind, providing forward thinking, aesthetically pleasing spaces that help foster their inventive nature,” said Tina Smith, General Manager, Tampa Marriott Westshore. “Through thoughtful offerings such as mobile check-in or mobile key entry on rooms, guests have even more control over their experience.”

Renovations of the full-service Tampa Marriott Westshore include redesigned, technology introductions and refreshed decor that come together to provide guests a seamless experience upon first arrival to the property. The lobby's residential-style decor and open layout gives guests the latest in design, creating an inviting space in which to relax or collaborate.

The hotel's new Mobile Guest Services include:

- In-Room Guest Entertainment Platform: Guests use their TVs to log onto their personal Netflix or Hulu accounts and watch their favorite shows.
- Mobile Requests: Guests can chat directly with hotel staff for anything they need.
- Mobile Check-In and Check-Out: These features make it easier for guests to get their room faster or hit the road quicker.

The guest rooms' boast a striking modern look, featuring a spacious and elevated design. New in-room amenities are driven by consumer insights and include an elevated shower experience, newly open closets and moveable work surfaces that replace traditional work areas and meet guests' desire for more flexibility and multi-function furniture.

The 18 Next Gen Meeting Spaces now feature a flexible set-up with pivotable walls, moveable partitions and modular furniture to ensure every guests' meeting, wedding or special event perfectly suits their needs. To keep guests connected, technology amenities have been installed, such as free Wi-Fi and wireless chargers throughout the hotel.

About Marriott Hotels

With over 500 hotels and resorts in 61 countries and territories around the world, Marriott Hotels is evolving travel through every aspect of the guest's stay, enabling the next generation to Travel Brilliantly. Boldly transforming itself for mobile and global travelers who blend work and play, Marriott leads the industry with innovations, including the lobby and Mobile Guest Services that elevates style & design and technology. Marriott Hotels is proud to participate in the industry's award-winning loyalty program, Marriott Rewards® which includes The Ritz-Carlton Rewards®. Members can now link accounts with Starwood Preferred Guest®, members.marriott.com, for instant elite status matching and unlimited points transfer. For more, www.MarriottHotels.com.

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