SOURCE: Marriott International
TAMPA, FL--(Marketwired - Dec 27, 2013) - Get your tickets for the Outback Bowl and book your stay at the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. Rooms are still available for the night of the game at this Tampa area hotel, an official partner of the Outback Bowl. A special rate of just $199 per night with a minimum 2-night stay is available.
The LSU Tigers are playing the Iowa Hawkeyes for just the second time in more than 120 seasons of football history and it's the first time in the past twenty-five years that LSU has played in the Outback Bowl. Which all means that this is going to be one of the most talked about bowls of the year. Getting to the game from this convenient hotel is a snap, too, because the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is less than three miles from Raymond James Stadium.
Game time is 1 pm on January 1, but book an extra night or two at this special rate because there's plenty of exciting things to do in the area. Football fans and their families will get a kick out of spending a day at Busch Gardens with the football teams, enjoying Clearwater Beach Day and the New Year's Eve Parade, or just hanging out at the world-renowned area beaches. There's excellent shopping nearby, too, and the hotel is conveniently located adjacent to the International Plaza Mall with its three fashionable department stores, more than 200 specialty shops, and the restaurants and boutiques of the open-air Bay Street at the Plaza. It's the shopping destination of Florida's West Coast.
Guests coming from out of town will appreciate the fact that the hotel is also just a quick trip to or from the airport with the hotel's complimentary shuttle.
About Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
With the panache of a Mediterranean villa and the luxury of a sophisticated hotel, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is ideally suited to welcome business and leisure travelers from all over the world. The hotel has 287 well-appointed rooms and six luxurious suites, which act as the perfect springboard from which to visit the bounty of nearby attractions. Busch Gardens, The Florida Aquarium, museums, shops, restaurants and, of course, beaches are all within an easy distance of the hotel. The property is also located in the International Plaza, putting more than 200 shops, restaurants and department stores within steps of its guests. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel's location near the business district of Tampa, along with the hotel's 15 meeting rooms and 12,500 square feet of total meeting space. Active guests will enjoy the hotel's fully equipped fitness center and outdoor pool. When it comes time to grab a bite, guests can choose from the Italian-inspired Pelagia Trattoria or the casual Gabriella's.