SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 14, 2012 16:18 ET

Take "Retail Therapy" to the Next Level With Live Music, Massages, and Special Offers

Exclusive Package Plus More Make Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel a Sweet Retreat for Black Friday Shoppers

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Nov 14, 2012) - Guests of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel will have a chance to turn the annual shopping frenzy known as Black Friday into a comfortable stay, enjoy a red carpet moment, and drop by Pelagia Trattoria Friday, November 23, for some gourmet food, personal pampering and festive entertainment.

From 10:00a.m. until 5:00p.m. on Black Friday, look for Pelagia servers offering free food samples or head to Pelagia's outdoor patio, located at the parking lot level of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel entrance. There you will discover musical entertainment provided by two members of the Hot Sun Quartet plus free chair massages, available on a first come, first served basis, from 11:00a.m. - 3:00p.m. But even all that pampering is only half the story.

Through December 31, 2012, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is also proud to offer hardcore shoppers the exclusive Retail Therapy package*, which combines a retail excursion in Tampa with relaxing, comfortable lodging and amenities. The package includes luxurious accommodations at this Tampa Westshore hotel with nightly turndown service, breakfast for two in the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria, easy access from the hotel to the International Plaza Mall, a $20 certificate to International Plaza Mall, an International Plaza Mall gift (available at the mall's Information Desk), and complimentary valet parking -- all starting at just $159 per night.

The Retail Therapy package is just one of many Renaissance Tampa hotel deals. Reservations may be made online at using promotional code Z89, or by calling 1-800-228-9290 in the US and asking for promotional code Z89.

Pelagia Trattoria features an open-air kitchen where you can watch award-winning Executive Chef Andrew Basch create mouth-watering modern Italian cuisine. This Tampa boutique hotel's exquisite restaurant offers a modern twist on Italian cuisine that features fresh, seasonal flavors and locally sourced foods (based on availability). Open year round for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating and is located adjacent to the lobby level of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. (or 2223 N. West Shore Blvd.), Tampa, FL, 33607.

Guests visiting this luxury Tampa hotel's beautiful accommodations will feel as if they're in a Mediterranean villa, a Spanish square or even a Cuban plaza. Throughout the hotel's Tampa, FL lobby and guest rooms, bright hues of red and yellow, hand-glazed tiles, custom ironwork & Italian crystals create an ambiance of a Costa del Sol mansion.

Convenient among boutique Tampa accommodations, Renaissance Tampa boasts quick access to the city's best dining, shops and beaches. In addition, with flexible event space, our meeting facilities are ideal for conferences and weddings of any size. Guests can discover the perfect blend of luxury and comfort at Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel.

* Valid Thursday - Sunday through 12/31/12. A Friday or Saturday stay is required. Limited number of rooms are available for this promotion. Tax is additional. Offer does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. Offer cannot be combined with any other promotions. Blackout dates may apply. Advance reservations required. Other restrictions apply. Rates are per room, per night and based on availability at the time of reservations.

About the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel 

The Four-Diamond-rated Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel was recently named one of the 2012 Best Hotels in the country by U.S. News & World Report. In May 2012, the property received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. Located at 4200 Jim Walter Blvd. in Tampa, the 293-room, full service hotel features the award-winning Pelagia Trattoria ( restaurant, a newly renovated fitness center, an outdoor pool and 12,500 square feet of meeting space. For more information, call 813-877-9200 or 1-800-644-2685 or go to

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