SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

December 10, 2012 11:00 ET

St. Petersburg Beach Hotels Welcome Cirque du Soleil to Nearby Tropicana Field

"KOOZA" Brings Acrobatics and Clowning Close to Treasure Island Beachfront Hotels

CLEARWATER BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - Dec 10, 2012) - The magic of Cirque du Soleil comes to St. Petersburg, giving guests of Treasure Island beachfront hotels a fantastic option for a night out on the town, whether entertaining business clients or the kids.

Guests of the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island, an extended-stay Treasure Island, Florida hotel, are just a short drive from Tropicana Field, where Cirque du Soleil's KOOZA takes the stage Wednesday through Sunday nights until December 17, 2012.

The stage show tells the story of The Innocent, a loner trying to figure out where he belongs in the world. KOOZA combines both acrobatic performance and clowning, showcasing the fragility and strength of the human body alongside slapstick humor. Along the way The Innocent meets a number of colorful, comedic characters including the Pickpocket, Obnoxious Tourist, King and Trickster.

For more information about the show, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/en/shows/kooza/show/about.aspx, where you can find tickets and packages, including a Family 4-Pack for as little as $184. Combine it with a Treasure Island, FL hotel deal at the beachfront Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island, and you can enjoy an affordable family weekend escape.

Whether you're with your kids, friends or solo, this extended-stay hotel offers a suite to meet your needs, including studios and one-, two- and three-bedroom options. Each offers a fully equipped kitchen, a private lanai with Gulf Coast views and complimentary high-speed Internet access. The Ocean's Lobby Lounge, offers complimentary breakfast and an evening cocktail reception. Days can be spent on the beach or at this hotel's beachfront outdoor heated pool.

To learn more about the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island, visit the hotel website at www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpati-residence-inn-st-petersburg-treasure-island/, where you can book rooms, find hotel deals and packages, discover nearby Madeira beach dining and plan your visit with maps and transportation information.

About the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island
Set on the popular West Coast of Florida, the Residence Inn St. Petersburg Treasure Island offers a beachfront location, apartment-like accommodations and amenities to make your stay comfortable and productive, whether you're here for work or play. This extended-stay property offers studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom suites, all with plenty of room to work, sleep, eat and relax. Each suite offers a fully equipped kitchen with refrigerator, microwave and coffeemaker; complimentary high-speed Internet access; and floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open to a private lanai with views over the Gulf Coast. An onsite staff is available 24 hours a day, whether you've got questions about hosting a meeting in this hotel's nearly 370 sq. ft. meeting room, or if you just want tips on the area's best beaches, shopping, golfing and restaurants. You could spend an entire day visiting nearby Clearwater Beach, St. Petersburg, Tampa or St. Pete Beach, or just take a day to yourself at this hotel's fitness center and beachfront heated pool.

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