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Posted by on Jul 27, 2012 in Hospitality and Event Management | 0 comments

Sheraton opens newest hotel in Tampa

Sheraton opens newest hotel in Tampa

The Sheraton Tampa East Hotel announced its opening, marking the brand’s fourth hotel in the greater Tampa area, according to Businessweek.

The former Crowne Plaza hotel underwent a comprehensive $9 million renovation before being reopened and rebranded as a Sheraton hotel. It is owned by a joint venture between Interstate Hotels and Resorts, Waramaug Hospitality and a private investment group.

“We are thrilled to expand the Sheraton brand in Tampa, and we invite travelers to experience the new look and feel of Sheraton ideally suited to premier businesses and attractions,” Hoyt Harper, the Global Brand Leader for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts. “Sheraton Tampa East Hotel will feature all the latest signature Sheraton brand offerings, designed to create community and help guests make connections.

While the hotel will welcome traditional travelers and vacationers to one of its 265 guest rooms, it is particularly ideal for business and social functions on a grander scale. With 30,000 square feet of fully renovated meeting and event space, a 5,000 square foot ballroom and a poolside pavillion that is ideal for cocktail receptions, the Sheraton Tampa East Hotel will look to draw larger groups. Additionally, the hotel is conveniently located within five miles from the Tampa Convention Center.

As part of their grand opening, the Sheraton will want to make sure that everything runs smoothly, especially through the first few days of operation. Outfitting employees with Motorola two-way radios is an effective way to put your staff in the best position to oversee operations. The Motorola CP200 is a terrific model for hotel employees, due to its compact design and professional look. A bevy of audio functions completes the package, while a belt clip allows for convenient and discreet carrying.

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