Unlock Tampa Bay

The perfect place to unlock your meeting’s potential.

With its combination of accessibility, affordability and amenities, Tampa Bay is the perfect place to unlock the potential of your next meeting. With a host of unique dining experiences, leisure and recreational choices and venues like no other, there is much to discover. We invite you to come explore our city; in fact, invasions are welcome! Discover our hospitality and find something different - treasure awaits you in Tampa Bay.


Unlock Our Facilities

Tampa's crown jewel, the Tampa Convention Center, is likely the perfect venue for your next event. Its ideal size means you aren't overwhelmed by a massive building, walking lengthy distances from exhibit hall to breakout rooms or competing for building services and staff attention. The Center makes it easy to do business with well-appointed, comfortable spaces, Wi-Fi access, an on-site business center, audio/visual services, and in-house receiving and shipping.

The area also has plenty of other meeting options. The Westshore business district is brimming with hotels, restaurants and shopping, and is conveniently located near Tampa International Airport. North Tampa's proximity to many of the area's attractions and outdoor venues means it's always a popular spot for meetings, special events, and group outings. An exploration of East Tampa reveals a compelling mix of hotel properties, all with outstanding access to area attractions, nature-based excursions, and special event venues. No matter what side of Tampa you're on, there's something to treasure!

Accessibility - Conquer with Ease

Centrally located on the west coast of Florida, your meeting attendees can easily invade our city by air as well as by land from one of the several major highways leading into Tampa Bay. If you're feeling particularly adventurous, feel free to invade by cruise liner! Tampa is home to one of the nation's top ports, The Port of Tampa. The award-winning Tampa International Airport, nestled in the heart of the exciting Westshore district, is located just seven miles from downtown and the convention center, making it a convenient voyage to your meeting location.

Once here, you will see how the area's transportation system creates tremendous connectivity between hotels, the convention center, and entertainment venues. The historic electric streetcar and the in-town trolleys are fun, hassle-free ways to get around the downtown/convention center core.

Save Your Treasure

Tampa's overall year-round hotel rates are a great bargain. Florida is a right-to-work state, which eliminates labor issues that drive up costs. And since Tampa International Airport is not a hub, meeting planners will find competitive round-trip rates from all major carriers and destinations. In fact, Tampa is consistently ranked in the top tier of most affordable meeting cities in many national surveys.

The Keys to a Great Stay

Tampa features a wide range of hotel options, all with familiar flags, consistent quality, and plenty of amenities. Because of this flexibility, meeting planners can expect a good range of rates without sacrificing quality. Many hotels feature waterfront views and balconies, free shuttles to surrounding area attractions, in-room high-speed Internet access, 24-hour business centers, sundry shops and on-site restaurants and cafes. Join us in Tampa, and claim your keys to an enjoyable stay.

Amenities and Adventure

A bayside city, Tampa has been home to plenty of invasions over the years. From Shriners to political delegates, groups keep coming back, and for good reason. There's plenty to discover in Tampa Bay! From family-friendly attractions and restaurants, to social clubs, museums and golf courses, there is no shortage of adventure. Explore our rich culture and history with museums, art exhibitions and history centers that invite. Discover top-notch golf courses, parks and nature trails as our year-round, sunny climate beckons you outdoors. Seize the night at a variety of entertainment complexes and nightlife options.

As we say, fortune favors the bold - come be bold in Tampa Bay - we'll hand you the keys to unlock our city!

Award-winning Tampa International Airport

Tampa International Airport, named one of the "Top 3 Airports in North America & Top 5 Airports in the World" by Airports Council International, consistently receives accolades for its efficient design and passenger-friendly facilities, meaning your attendees will enjoy a positive experience from the minute they embark on their Tampa Bay adventure.

Waterfront Convention Center

Two of Tampa Convention Center's most popular amenities are the historic streetcar stop adjacent to the center and the boat docks that create interesting off-site event possibilities.

Unique Venues to
Conquer with Ease

The depth of meeting space is rounded out by our city's many unique venues - a diverse collection of historic social clubs, sports stadiums, distinctive theaters and galleries, and high-tech flexible meeting spaces means there will be no shortage of off-site opportunities for you and your crew.