National Root Beer Float Day takes place in August and two Tampa Bay area Marriott branded hotels will be celebrating by offering these creamy concoctions to their guests and to the public to benefit the local hospitals of Children’s Miracle Network. The Karol Hotel and JW Marriott Hotel Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa will join in this initiative to honor the legacy of J. Williard and Alice S. Marriott, who, in 1927, opened the nine-stool A&W Root Beer stand in Washington, D.C. that would grow and evolve into today’s Marriott International hotel company. Marriott remains Children’s Miracle Network’s longest standing partner.
The Karol Hotel – Thursday, Aug. 24 – Noon-2 p.m.
2675 Ulmerton Road, Clearwater, FL 33762
Complimentary root beer floats will be served in the lobby of The Karol Hotel. Guests can choose from traditional root beer, orange soda or spiked Not Your Father’s Root Beer, and of course vanilla ice cream! Open to guests and to the public. Donations are encouraged and will be collected for the local Children’s Miracle Network affiliate.
JW Marriott Hotel Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa – Saturday, Aug. 26 – All Day
691 South Gulfview Blvd., Clearwater Beach, FL 33767
In honor of its humble roots, JW Marriott Hotel Clearwater Beach Resort & Spa, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 30 extraordinary hotel brands, is hosting a Root Beer Float Fundraiser for John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg on Aug. 26. The new beachfront boutique property in Clearwater Beach will offer root beer floats for sale to all hotel guests and the public for only $6. The floats will be available throughout the day in various dining outlets, including a freestanding cart. All the proceeds will be donated to John Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg.