From the Wires
Gasparilla Pirate Fest Brings Pleasures and Treasures to Hotel Near Port of Tampa
Annual Event Draws Thousands to Tampa Bay for Fun and Merriment
By: Marketwired .
Jan. 11, 2013 04:26 PM
TAMPA, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 01/11/13 -- Bringing a host of pleasures and treasures to Tampa for nearly 100 years, the Legend of Gasparilla and its ensuing Gasparilla Pirate Fest will again set sail in the coastal waters and take the city captive on Saturday, January 26, 2013, and for pirates making their way into the city for this legendary event, a prominent hotel near Port of Tampa is an ideal location for sharing in the festivities.
With scads of boats and reveling pirates by its side, the Jose Gasparilla will set sail at 11:30 a.m. on the south end of Hillsborough Bay heading north to Seddon Channel and its docking point at the Tampa Convention Center in this annual celebration that draws thousands to the city. Conveniently located nearby, the distinctive Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina is boasting one of the best Tampa hotel offers for festival goers with rates starting as low as $299. The hotel's waterside location makes it an ideal choice for watching this spectacular event and lodging at this stylish hotel near Tampa Convention Center also puts guests in great proximity for the Gasparilla Invasion Brunch and afternoon Parade of Pirates.
As the Pirate Fest Street Festival rolls into full swing at 10 a.m. and continues long after the final parade, stages featuring live entertainment and a host of food vendors are just a few of the many festival attractions to be found along Ashley Drive from Kennedy Boulevard to Cass Street in Tampa's downtown. Other events are also featured throughout the city and guests of the Tampa Marriott Waterside will find the luxury accommodations of this towering Tampa hotel overlooking the bay a great base camp for this one-of-a-kind weekend event.
Featuring newly renovated rooms and spacious suites with private balcony views, this exciting downtown lodging in the heart of the city is renowned for gracious accommodations, exceptional service and picturesque waterfront vistas.
Online booking for the Gasparilla Pirate Fest may be made by checking rates and availability at http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpamc-tampa-marriott-waterside-hotel-and-marina/. More information about the festival and a complete schedule of events may be found by visiting http://gasparillapiratefest.com.
About the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina rises well above Tampa's central downtown district and welcomes travelers with a grand location, just steps away from the Tampa Convention Center and other prominent Channelside District destinations. Among its many amenities, on-site dining includes three vibrant restaurants for tantalizing and convenient dining and the hotel's Spa Waterside provides a rejuvenating retreat for those seeking the ultimate spa experience. As a prominent choice for elegant social gatherings, powerful business conferences and expansive corporate events, the hotel features 50,000 square feet of state-of-the-art event space, and a staff of dedicated event managers and professional culinary specialists ready to ensure every event is an overwhelming success.
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