The 408-room Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center set a plan in motion to add 17,500 square feet of meeting space to their already spacious and luxurious condo-style hotel. This addition will allow much larger groups to hold their meetings, conferences and events at this property, located in Tampa's West Shore district.

The brand new $10 million meeting complex will feature 16-foot ceilings, new audio-visual projection equipment, a 4,500-square-foot patio around it and a gazebo. With all of this new space, hotel management plans to be able to host conferences, meetings, weddings and parties, all under one roof. The expansion project is set to be complete by September 2009.

Mainsail Suites Exterior PhotoMainsail Suites was designed as an extended stay hotel. All of its rooms are condominium-style and include full kitchens, living areas and separate bedrooms, but it still operates as a full-service hotel. So in my opinion, you have the best of both worlds!

Mainsail Suites is also in the perfect location for out-of-town business travelers and meeting attendees. It's within minutes from Tampa International Airport, with easy access via the Veteran's Expressway, and just as close to the West Shore district's stunning malls, massive movie theaters and excellent eateries. Meeting attendees will have plenty of activities to choose from and all of it is within minutes from their hotel room.

Do you know of any other hotels who are undergoing renovations or expansions? I would love to hear about them if you do. Thanks for reading, and keep the comments and questions coming!