SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

April 17, 2012 15:43 ET

Summer Sounds at Luxury Tampa Hotels With Weekly Live Music Performances

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel's Pelagia Trattoria Hosts Free Weekly Shows

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Apr 17, 2012) - While your usual soundtrack for summer may include splashing water, chirping birds and laughing children, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is looking to add a few more to your list with its R Life Live concert series at its Italian restaurant in Tampa.

Pelagia Trattoria, located within this Westshore hotel in Tampa, FL, is hosting free live music every Wednesday night from 5 to 7pm starting in April 2012. The performances, held in the open-air patio adjacent to the restaurant, feature regional and local musicians from a wide range of genres including jazz, blues, progressive rock and world music.

"This time of year it's inviting to sit outdoors," Jim Bartholomay, general manager of this Four Diamond-rated property, says. "The Pelagia patio offers a setting where guests may enjoy the award-winning cuisine of the restaurant, select from beers, wine and specialty drinks and relax while listening to great music." The patio is also home to a chef's garden, featuring fresh herbs, tomatoes and more, creating an aromatic and romantic setting for concert attendees.

Artists confirmed for April include Brazilian recording artist Paulo Lara on April 18 and Thaddeus Wiley on April 24. May and June will host additional artists, who will play a variety of indoor and outdoor venues within this Tampa, FL hotel and restaurant.

Guests attending the shows can enjoy discounts on food and drinks on concert days, while additional nights host other specials, including National Amaretto Day on April 19, National Jelly Bean Weekend on April 21 and 22 and a free "Wine" Not Learn More educational tasting event on April 27.

To learn more about the weekly concerts, browse mouthwatering menus and discover other events happening at this luxury Tampa hotel's Pelagia Trattoria, visit the restaurant website at

About the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel

Located in the heart of Tampa's Westshore business district, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel could easily be set in Spain, Cuba or a charming Mediterranean city, with its custom ironwork, Italian crystals, hand-glazed tiles and bright red and yellow color palette. Accommodations at this boutique hotel combine comfort and convenience, with plush bedding and business features, all in a colorful and classically decorated space. Club-level rooms feature upgraded amenities and services. Guests of this Tampa hotel can easily explore the area, from dining and shopping to beaches and family attractions, including Busch Gardens and the Florida Aquarium. Fitting with the Mediterranean feel here, the hotel's Pelagia Trattoria features the work of executive chef Andrew Basch, who has created a menu of mouth-watering modern Italian cuisine, all prepared in the open kitchen. For something lighter, Gabriella's features coffee, tea, light fare and cocktails, and is the perfect place to meet with friends or clients any time of day. With a location convenient to Tampa International Airport, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is the ideal venue for your meeting, wedding or event, with more than 12,500 sq ft of flexible event space; the Costa del Sol Ballroom, the largest space available, can seat up to 830 guests. For those looking to relax, don't miss this hotel's fitness center, heated outdoor pool and whirlpool.

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