Dear HCHMA Membership,

As we communicated a couple of weeks ago, it was with deep regret that we informed you of the passing of Ron Alicandro, former longtime General Manager of The Westin Tampa Bay and the Embassy Suites Westshore, as well as a dynamic member of the HCHMA, Visit Tampa Bay, and the Tampa Bay Sports Commission Board of Directors after a multiple-year health battle.

As HCHMA Vice President then as our President, Ron was a source of energy and reinforcement of the community care and industry concern that Tampa Bay hoteliers consistently bring to our civic and industry table.

Please see below the link to Ron’s obituary, which includes information on the after service lunch at the Epicurean.  The family also requests contributions to the Ron Alicandro Scholarship in lieu of flowers – which we and the family believe is a fitting honor to Ron’s volunteerism.

Your presence is invited and encouraged – Ron would be appreciative of his colleagues taking a moment as a part of his professional family as we gather to support his wife and his sons.

Bob Morrison

HCHMA Executive Director