Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2014

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H O T E L H A P P E N I N G S B M & T ••• September/October 2014 ••• 10 Following the completion of a $16 million rooms renovation in late 2012, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay is proud to debut the highly anticipated final phase of its $2 0 million transformation. This second project included a full revamp of all public spaces to match the fresh look and feel of the 442 guest rooms and suites, an all-new dining experience at 1823 Kitchen and Bar and an innovative tech lounge within the hotel lobby. With the introduction of 1823 Kitchen and Bar, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay has added yet another opportunity for delectable dining to its already impressive lineup, which includes two of Tampa's most renowned restaurants: Oystercatchers and Armani's. Paying tribute to the year that Tampa was found- ed, 1823 Kitchen and Bar has quickly become a favorite gathering spot for both locals and guests . Located in the hotel's refreshed lobby, the restaurant's high-back leather chairs and up-lit sconces create a grand setting for a com- fortable meal. To start the day off right, diners can choose from an a la carte menu or a bountiful breakfast buffet. Lunch and dinner menus offer something to please every palate, from superbly pre- pared salads, soups and sandwiches to premium steaks and fresh seafoo d. 1823's lounge offers a relaxed area to enjoy a cocktail or a signature starter. Indoor seating with three large-screen televisions is available for catching a favorite sporting event, and outside, the bar overlooking the pool is an ideal spot for grabbing drinks before a night out, having an impromptu meeting with friends or taking a nightcap. The final phase of Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay's renovation als o included the addition of an innovative tech lounge. Located in the hotel lobby and open to all guests free of charge, the tech lounge specifically caters to the needs of today's on-the-go-but-always-con- D C ' S L A R G E S T H O T E L MARRIOTT MARQUIS OPENS IN JUNE GRAND HYATT TAMPA BAY UNVEILS THE FINISHING T O U C H E S O F I T S $ 2 0 M I L L I O N M A K E O V E R Tampa's Premier Luxury Hotel CompletesFinal Phase of Renovationand Debuts New Offerings Tuesday, June 10, 2014 marked the official Grand Opening of Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, the capital's largest hotel and Marriott International's 4,000th property. An official dedication was led by J.W. Marriott, Jr., Marriott International executive chairman, along with Mayor Vincent C. Gray, city offi- cials and other dignitaries in the atri- um mezzanine level of Marriott Marquis Washington, DC, in front of the hotel's 54-ft. centerpiece sculpture, The Birth of the American Flag. Mr. J.W. Marriott, Jr. celebrates the grand opening with a symbolic root beer toast, a nod to the A&W Root Beer stand his parents opened in Washington, DC in 1927. Pictured (L to R): Mrs. Donna Marriott, J.W. Marriott, Jr., Norm Jenkins, president, Capstone Development, LLC, and Mayor Vincent C. Gray, District of Columbia

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