Hey everyone!  Travis back with some cool Tampa tourism news!  We are excited to help spread the word that the Westin Tampa Bay has been awarded the Four Diamond Rating from AAA!!!!!!

Here's the scoop -
Open less than six months, the Westin Tampa Bay, has been awarded the prestigious Four Diamond Award from the American Automobile Association (AAA) for 2009.  The Westin Tampa Bay is part of a select group of AAA Four Diamond Award winners throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico and the Caribbean.

Four Diamond hotels represent just 3.4 percent of the more than 58,000 AAA diamond rated lodgings and 2.8 percent of the nearly 27,000 AAA rated restaurants.  It is the only Westin to receive this award in the Tampa Bay region.

To be considered for a diamond rating, hotels must undergo a rigorous evaluation process, including an unannounced visit from one of AAA’s 65 full-time and highly trained professional evaluators. Once a property has been approved, AAA then assigns a diamond rating, from one to five diamonds, to each approved hotel depending on the level of service, décor, and amenities.

Now how cool is that...let's hear it for the Westin Tampa Bay...thanks for representing Tampa the way you do!  and for those of you who want to see and experience what the fuss is all about, you can make reservations and get more information at www.westin.com/tampabay

See everyone back here again later...and keep checking back for more information about great things to do in Tampa Bay, as well as other Tampa tourism info.