SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

August 29, 2011 09:49 ET

Tampa Convention Center Hotel Welcomes Red Bull Flugtag Competition

Complimentary Amenities Plentiful for Fun-Filled Flugtag Weekend

TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Aug 29, 2011) - Red Bull Flugtag competition returns to the United States this year and convenient hotel suites in Tampa, FL are set to provide all the amenities needed for a fun-filled flug-flying experience.

Set for Saturday, October 8, 2011, the Tampa event is expected to draw a huge crowd as it is the only Red Bull Flugtag competition this year in the United States. Held at the Tampa Convention Center, gates will open at 11 a.m. and flights are scheduled to begin "take off" at 1 p.m. Flugtag means "flying day" in German, but for these homemade, human-powered flying machines, their ultimate "fly date" means being piloted off a 30-foot high deck in hopes of achieving brief flight before splashing into the water below. Judging for this human-powered attempt at flight is based on distance (the longest record in the U.S. was 155-feet set in 2007), creativity and showmanship.

While enjoying "suite" accommodations, flugtag fans staying at the SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore Airport Hotel will have plenty of time to enjoy their spacious guest rooms and amenities such as a complimentary "hot and healthy" breakfast buffet and free WiFi. And, while this Tampa Convention Center hotel's sparkling outdoor pool and whirlpool are perfect for relaxing before or after the competitions, practicing flying techniques is not recommended.

Surrounded by great restaurants and bars, guests at this West Shore hotel in Tampa, FL will also enjoy close proximity to downtown Tampa and will be close enough to the Red Bull competitions to enjoy the fun without the madness. In addition to plenty of living space, hotel suites at this newly renovated SpringHill Suites hotel include marble bathrooms, cotton-rich SpringHill linens, a mini-refrigerator, wet-bar, microwave and 32-inch flat screen television with cable/satellite service and premium movie channels.

Conveniently located just two miles from Tampa International Airport and within minutes to other popular Tampa attractions, including the Raymond James Stadium and Busch Gardens, this Tampa Florida hotel's outstanding service includes complimentary airport shuttle so it's easy to fly-in and join in the fun. Accommodations can easily be booked online at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpash-springhill-suites-tampa-westshore-airport/ or by calling 1-818-639-9600. More information regarding the Red Bull Flugtag competition may be found at http://www.redbullflugtagusa.com/Tampa2011.

About the SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore Airport Hotel
The SpringHill Suites Tampa Westshore Airport Hotel offers travelers 25 percent more space than traditional hotel rooms in the area, and with its convenient location, is an exceptional choice whether traveling for business or pleasure. Extended-stay and business guests will find this Tampa Convention Center hotel provides all the essential comforts and amenities to meet the needs of busy travelers. An executive board room, 2,600 square feet of event space and the availability of catering services make the SpringHill Suites an easy choice for business associates to gather and collaborate.

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