Embassy Suites Opens Hotel in Tampa-Brandon, Florida

147-Suite Urban, High-rise Hotel Centrally Located Near Popular Tampa Attractions

December 17, 2007 // Franchising.com // MEMPHIS, TENN. - Embassy Suites Hotels, the leading upper-upscale all-suite hotel brand, has opened a 147- suite hotel in Tampa-Brandon, Florida, growing the brand's portfolio to nearly 190 hotels and marking the 18th Embassy Suites in Florida. Located at 10220 Palm River Road in Brandon, the property is owned by Whiteco Industries, Inc. and is operated by White Lodging.

Situated just seven miles from the city center, the hotel provides an array of popular attractions convenient for the business or leisure traveler including the Florida State Fairgrounds, New Ford Amphitheater, University of South Florida, Tampa Convention Center, Busch Gardens and Westfield Brandon Mall. Tampa International Airport (TPA) is just 20 miles away and just across Tampa Bay are St. Petersburg, Clearwater and gulf beaches.

"We are proud to welcome another great Embassy Suites to the brand, especially in such a thriving market as Tampa where we now boast four properties," said Jim Holthouser, senior vice president, brand management, Embassy Suites Hotels. "Business and leisure travelers now have another upscale, all-suite option and we're happy to continue bringing them the Embassy Suites staples of complimentary, cooked-to-order breakfast, nightly Manager's Reception*, two-room suites and an open-air atrium."

The new Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon will provide guests with a full complement of services and amenities, as well as a 3,000 sq. ft of meeting room space ideal for corporate meetings or family events. The hotel also offers a beautiful outdoor swimming pool and spa, complimentary on-site fitness center and a 24-hour business center.

Additionally, the hotel will feature guest amenities consistent with the Embassy Suites Hotels brand, such as the EmbassyDirec® Registration Kiosk featuring airline boarding pass printing, two televisions, two dual-line phones, high-speed Internet access, a wet bar, refrigerator, microwave oven, and an iron and ironing board

About Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon
Embassy Suites Tampa-Brandon is located at 10220 Palm River Road Tampa. Florida 33619. To make reservations, travelers can visit the Embassy Suites Hotels Web site at www.embassysuites.com, call 1-800-EMBASSY or call the hotel directly at 813.653.1905.

About Embassy Suites Hotels
Embassy Suites Hotels is a part of Hilton Hotels Corporation, which is recognized internationally as a preeminent hospitality company. The company develops, owns, manages or franchises more than 2,800 hotels, resorts and vacation ownership properties. Its portfolio includes many of the world's best known and most highly regarded hotel brands, including Hilton®, Conrad®, Doubletree®, Embassy Suites Hotels®, Hampton ®, Hilton Garden Inn®, Hilton Grand Vacations Company® and Homewood Suites by Hilton®.


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