Stylish Changes Appeal to Contemporary Business Travelers Seeking Unconventional Experiences
Tampa, FL – (Dec. 21, 2015) The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel recently revealed a new look and a new lifestyle-driven design that has dramatically transformed the 293-room hotel. The transformation is part of Renaissance Hotels’ global “Wanderlust” design initiative which reflects the brand’s contemporary transformation to appeal to the next Gen entrepreneurial traveler who has a “work hard – play hard” mindset and who seeks adventures with every business trip.
The estimated $10 million renovation that began more than a year ago significantly updated the hotel lobby, guestrooms, outdoor patios, the private dining room that adjoins Pelagia Trattoria and other public spaces.
The stylish changes also help to set the AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel apart from the more standardized look of traditional lifestyle hotels, making it more distinctive and distinguished.
“The new look does more than simply change the color scheme and interior of the hotel. It contributes to creating a more sophisticated experience for our guests. There is now a new attitude, a new energy and a new excitement throughout the hotel,” said Jim Bartholomay, general manager of the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel. “Guests will be inspired to explore the neighborhood and discover the unexpected at every turn.”
The original colors and Mediterranean-influenced interior decor formerly found throughout the hotel have been replaced by a sophisticated and soothing color palette featuring shades of blue and grey. The more mainstream furnishings that greeted hotel guests for more than 10 years have given way to new contemporary communal seating areas where guests can enjoy specialty cocktails and Pelagia Trattoria’s acclaimed cuisine, either on the outdoor patio or in the lobby library.
Helping to define and refine the hotel’s new look “in a way that would be unexpected” was KMCA Design, a full-service hospitality design firm specializing in the interior design of upscale hotels.
“We created a recognizable design with a shoreline sophistication. The stylish design sparks the guests’ curiosity with a mixture of contemporary and traditional details. Dive into the lobby with the oversized area rug emulating a water droplet captured in time or be swept away by the whimsical winds in the colorful kinetic artwork at the reception desk,” said a KMC&A Design spokesperson. “Each space has its own identity as seen in the living room-like lobby or the library/lounge that can be a welcoming retreat for one or a gathering spot for many.
Guestrooms were inspired by the nautical nature of the region. “The carpet acts as the ocean waves splashing over the sand leaving ripples in the tile entrance. Color and textures are derived from the setting sun across the waters of Tampa Bay that are abundant with indigenous sea life. The guest is transported to a serene moment in time before discovering the spirit of Tampa.”
Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel guests may take advantage of a new shopping package that invites guests to shop at International Plaza and upgrade their own personal style. The package includes an overnight stay, breakfast at Pelagia Trattoria, a one-on-one style consultation with a fashion stylist from Nordstrom, special offers courtesy of an exclusive International Plaza Shopping Passport and a signature gift from International Plaza. Rates are from $155. Reservations may be made at Book ow.ly/VamT5 or by calling 1-800-228-9290 and asking for promotional code SHO.
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Renaissance Hotels believes in defying business travel conventions for guests who crave unexpected experiences. At Renaissance Hotels, It’s Business Unusual. Each of the brand’s 160 hotels, located in over 35 countries around the world, is unique and every stay offers unconventional programs that help business travelers discover rich, local experiences. We promise to feed the curiosity, fuel the imagination and excite the senses of our guests, who see their business trip as an exciting opportunity for new, interesting and sharable experiences. We understand their desire to make the most out of every moment and we offer signature events in our lobbies, bars and lounges designed to showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, mixology, gastronomy and more. Renaissance Navigators are neighborhood experts who are ready to assist guests in discovering true local flavors and activities. R.E.N. Meetings offers groups an experience beyond a traditional meeting, rooted in creative sensory meeting design and custom-curated local Navigator excursions and networking events. At Renaissance Hotels, we work to ensure that every trip is transformed into an eye-opening, unforgettable journey. To discover more visit www.renhotels.com. For upcoming events visit www.renhotels.com/events.
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