The 7-story hotel Midtown Tampa developers will start to build this summer will be a dual-branded Aloft and Element property with 226 rooms and a rooftop terrace, pool and lounge designed to appeal to locals as much as to out-of-towners. "One of the elements of the hotel that we think is really going to add [...]
The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina has changed its name to the Tampa Marriott Water Street and is unveiling a new look, new activity on its sidewalks and new restaurants as part of a $50 million makeover. "The idea (behind the new name) is we have a collection of hotels we're selling, and Water [...]
Southern Airways Express said Tuesday it will launch weekend air service between Tampa International Airport and Destin Executive Airport starting on Friday, making it the only airline to offer a direct flight between the two cities. To read more of Josh Fiallo's article, Click Here!
Link to Florida Lodging & Restaurant Association Training in Tampa/National Human Trafficking Hotline
MARCH 21 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM THIS IS A COUNTY-WIDE EVENT. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE AN FRLA MEMBER TO ATTEND. Human Trafficking is a reality in every state in our nation, and Florida is no exception. FRLA believes we have a moral obligation to do all we can to prevent this atrocious crime [...]
Liberty Group has appointed Stacy Royalty as General Manager and Kimberly Merilus-Arrigo as Director of Sales for the new Hampton by Hilton and Home2 Suites by Hilton dual-branded hotel in downtown Tampa. As General Manager, Ms. Royalty will be in charge of directing all aspects of hotel operations, including guest services and satisfaction, hotel administration, [...]
Mayor Bob Buckhorn on Tuesday marked the latest in a series of private redevelopment projects using once-vacant city-owned property, but even with three months left in his term, it might not be his last one. To read more of Richard Danielson's informative article, Click Here!
A recent report from the Council for Community and Economic Research found that Tampa Bay now has the lowest cost of living out of all of Florida’s urban areas. To see more on this report in Tampa Bay Time's, Click Here!
Not since Thelma and Louise drove their Thunderbird across the desert and over the edge of the Grand Canyon has the idea of “Girlfriend Getaways” been as enthusiastically embraced as now. Hollywood’s 1991 version of girls gone wild has given way to tamer female bonding experiences. The core of Girlfriend Getaways remains the temporary reprieve [...]
Hillsborough County has finally struck a deal with some of Airbnb’s leading competitors, making it harder for rival app users to avoid paying are required tourism tax. To find what tactics Tax Collector Doug Belden used in his negotiations, Click Here!
Hotels have already turned their lobbies into spaces where guests can socialize or work. Now, some properties are going one step further to cater to business travelers and professionals in general: They’ve set up WeWork-style co-working areas. To read more about this new trend, Click Here!