TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 17, 2012) - As one of the hotels near Moffitt Cancer Center, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North often hosts the family and friends of those undergoing cancer treatments. Hotel staff gets to know their guests and learn their stories and struggles, and as a way to show support, Fairfield Inn associates have recently served lunch at the Hope Lodge by American Cancer Society located right next to several hospitals in North Tampa, including Moffitt Cancer Center and Florida Hospital that treat cancer patients.

Held December 13, 2011, at the Hope Lodge, close to the I-75 North Tampa hotel's location, the lunch was in honor of patients receiving treatment. Though the menu was kept simple, the gesture was greatly appreciated, and the day made a big impact on the staff members who volunteered. General Manager Katya Sljusar, director of sales Tammy Dixon, housekeeper Candace Haywood and HSK executive Gina Vasquez felt it was a small way to show support to those who stay at the hotel during their visits.

The Hope Lodge facility offers free temporary housing to patients and their caregivers who live more than 50 miles away from where they are receiving treatment. For visiting friends and family, however, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North offers affordable, convenient and comfortable North Tampa group accommodation within minutes of nearby hospitals, offering an easy place to rest after a day visiting with loved ones in treatment.

Among hotels near the University of South Florida, the accommodation's guest rooms and suites have been recently renovated to include Marriott's signature bedding, a 32-inch flat-screen TV, complimentary wireless Internet, coffee/tea service, mini-fridges and microwaves. Combined with items from the 24-hour market, guests can whip up quick meals at the end of a long day. A number of room configurations are available to accommodate families, including king and double rooms, and one-room king suites with sofa beds.

To learn more about the hotel near Busch Gardens in Tampa, FL, visit the hotel online at http://www.marriott.com/tpatt, where you can book rooms and find packages and deals. Plus, discover nearby attractions including Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Lowry Zoo and the Museum of Science and Industry.

About the Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North
Located just off I-75 in Tampa, the Fairfield Inn & Suites is perfect for vacationing families and business travelers alike. This North Tampa hotel features newly renovated guestrooms and suites, each overlooking lush grounds and outdoor pool. In-room amenities include Marriott's signature bedding, complimentary wireless Internet, 32-inch flat-screen cable TVs, ample work spaces with ergonomic chairs and microwaves, mini-fridges and coffee/tea service. Rooms come in a number of configurations, including king and double rooms, and one-room king suites with sofa beds, ideal for families. The Green-Lodging property also features an on-site fitness center, business center and 24-hour market, keeping guests in shape, on task and energized throughout their stay. The central location puts visitors close to a number of attractions and activities, including University of South Florida and the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.

Contact Information:

Katya Sljusar
Fairfield Inn & Suites Tampa North