Join us in congratulating one of our Tampa Bay & Company Partners, The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel which continues to rank among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in the U.S.

The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel continues to rate among the top luxury hotels nationwide, based on the 2013 U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the “Best Hotels in the USA.”
Select hotels were evaluated based on an analysis of awards, expert recommendations by professional travel industry representatives and guest reviews. An estimated 2,000 hotels from throughout the U.S. and Caribbean qualified for the 2013 annual rankings report.
Location, proximity to top shops and beaches, the comfort and quality of its 293 guest rooms and the hotel’s acclaimed, on-site restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria, ( were among the reasons cited for the AAA Four Diamond-rated Tampa hotel’s inclusion on the exclusive list, according to the U.S. News web site.

This Renaissance web site boasts, and recent guests uphold, that the hotel will place you near the best restaurants, shops and beaches. You'll find that you're enviably close to the Tampa International Airport (TPA) as well. Room features are typical of a Marriott — plush bedding, marble showers — and they're accented with blue and green "Mediterranean-style" furnishings.
Recent guests report the rooms are spacious, well-appointed, and clean. Visitors also praise the on-site, Italian restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria. You'll find this four-star hotel on Jim Walter Boulevard. And if you're a Marriott Rewards member you can use or earn points by choosing to bed down here,” U.S. News noted.
“It is always a pleasure to be praised by our guests and recognized within our industry for creating a quality experience for everyone who stays at the hotel, dines at Pelagia Trattoria or has any reason to visit this property,” said Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

Renaissance Hotels is a lifestyle brand within the Marriott International, Inc. global portfolio of brands. 

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel ranks #2 out of 80 Tampa hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Tampa,” according to U.S. News. For more information about the report go to:

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The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel is located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa. The full service hotel features the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria restaurant, a renovated fitness center, an outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to To reach Pelagia, call 813-313-3235.

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

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