SOURCE: Tampa Marriott Westshore

Tampa Marriott Westshore

September 12, 2011 11:01 ET

Experience Florida's Film Festival With Hotel Deals at Tampa Marriott Westshore

Event Festivities Aimed to Entertain, Enlighten and Celebrate

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Sep 12, 2011) - Celebrating life in pictures, the Tampa International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival is gearing up for its 22nd annual production October 6-16, 2011 at the Tampa Theatre. Designed to showcase compelling film and video by, for or about the GLBT community, this annual event strives to entertain, enlighten and celebrate its audience.

As a proud sponsor of the film festival, the Tampa Marriott Westshore, one of the premier hotels near Tampa, FL Airport, is offering special guest room rates during the week and is also supporting the Taste of TIGLFF and Street Festival, which will showcase some of the finest restaurants in the Tampa Bay area, local LGBT and allied businesses, area artisans and a variety of merchants. This event is the first major collaboration between St. Pete Pride and the Tampa Bay Business Guild and will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, October 15, 2011. Tasting will be from noon to 4 p.m. Sponsorship opportunities are still available and additional vendor and restaurant participation is welcomed.

More information regarding the film festival may be obtained at Persons interested in sponsorship and vendor opportunities may contact John DeRosa, Director of Sales & Marketing of the Tampa Marriott Westshore and recently named Treasurer for the Tampa Bay Business Guild at 813.282.5707 for further details or To become a member of the Tampa Bay Business Guild persons may contact the Guild at or call Renee Cossette, Guild Administrator at 813-562-5133.

An exciting choice among hotels near Steinbrenner Field, this Tampa, FL Westshore Marriott, while situated amidst exclusive shopping, endless nightlife and phenomenal restaurants, is conveniently located just minutes from popular beaches and attractions, including Raymond James Stadium, International Plaza and Westshore Mall. As guests, festival goers can relax in comfort while experiencing one of the premier Tampa hotels with a fitness center, refreshing indoor/outdoor connecting pool, whirlpool and sauna.

Hotel accommodations for the TIGLFF can be booked online by clicking on "Check Availability" at or by calling 1-800-564-3489.

About the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel
The Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel is conveniently located to provide travelers the opportunity to experience the exciting atmosphere of this vacation hot spot. There are always plenty of things to do in Tampa, and the Marriott's newly renovated Westshore Hotel provides gracious accommodations and exceptional service for meeting the comfort needs of guests whether they are visiting the area for business or leisure. As home to the Tampa Bistro Blue restaurant and lounge; and a Starbuck's Coffee Bar, guests will find everything they need for a relaxing hotel experience.

Contact Information

    John DeRosa
    Tampa Westshore Marriott
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