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Treasure awaits in Tampa Bay! With first-class hotels, distinct heritage, authentic culture, thrilling attractions, delicious cuisine, and premier shopping, there is no better place to discover Florida’s riches. Award-winning Tampa International Airport, located just 7 miles from downtown, as well as a first-rate cruise port make it easy for you to conquer Tampa Bay. Home to a vibrant waterfront district, culturally engaging venues and museums, and countless activities that offer unique experiences for you and your crew, Tampa Bay is just waiting for your takeover. Explore a fascinating region sizzling with adventure.
In the treasure trove of Tampa Bay meeting resources, the Tampa Convention Center is the crown jewel. Located just 7 miles from Tampa International Airport and offering 600,000 square feet of function space, the convention center is at the heart of its district. In our convention district, you’ll find everything from cutting-edge meeting venues to masterpieces of art and chances to meet exotic wildlife—all within walking distance of downtown Tampa. The convenience of this downtown waterfront district is an integral part of helping you make the most out of every minute of your convention.
Convention Center Renovations
A $30 million, three-year Capital Improvement Plan to include renovated restrooms and the addition of a second large service elevator. (October 2018).
Convention Center - Dining Updates
- Starbucks Coffee Bar
- Nourish Food Cart
- Big Ray’s Fish Camp Restaurant
- The Sail Plaza updates (April 2019)
- Datz Restaurant (Summer 2019)
- Modernization of Exhibit Hall Concession Stands (Summer 2019)
Convention Center - Meeting Room Updates
18 New Waterfront Meeting Rooms (May 2020); Renovation of All Meeting Rooms(February 2021)
Of the 3,600 hotel rooms conveniently located in the downtown area, over 2,000 are within four blocks of the Tampa Convention Center.
- Hotel Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI)
- Platinum & Gold Adrian Awards for Public Relations, 2017
- HSMAI, Silver Award for Advertising Sweepstakes, 2017
- HSMAI, Top 25 Extraordinary Minds in Hospitality Sales, Marketing & Revenue Optimization, 2016
- Visit Florida Flagler Awards, 2017 & 2018
- Florida Society of Association Executives Award: Supporting Associate Organization of the Year Award, 2016
- 2017 Meetings and Conventions Gold Service Award
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