TAMPA, FL--(Marketwire - Jan 28, 2013) - When visiting Tampa in the spring, there's great weather, fabulous attractions, and baseball. It's the best time of the year to escape and stay at a Tampa Westshore hotel. While in Tampa, travelers can catch a NY Yankees Spring Training Game between late February and March at Steinbrenner Field. In fact, 2013 will mark the 125th anniversary of Major League Baseball spring training in Florida.

The Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel is just down the street from Steinbrenner Field, making it an ideal choice when looking for a Tampa, Florida hotel. Travelers will find the hotel's best available rates, starting from $169 a night. The Mediterranean-influenced Renaissance is also located just two miles from the Tampa International Airport and is convenient to downtown, shops, and beaches. Guests can enjoy the beauty of La Fuente Courtyard while relaxing or catching up with family or friends. Each guest room offers first-class amenities, such as luxurious bedding and high-speed Internet.

Two on-site restaurants, including Pelagia Trattoria features modern Italian cuisine with the freshest ingredients. Gabriella's, serving cocktails and light fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner, has a captivating ambiance. Guests can also bask in the sun on the pool deck, then take a dip and unwind in the outdoor pool and whirlpool. The fitness center, open 24 hours, features cardio equipment, weights and more.

In addition to catching a Yankees spring training game, guests can enjoy various sights and activities in Tampa. The hotel is attached to International Plaza, which is an upscale mall, and is near golf courses, downtown Tampa and beautiful Florida beaches. The Renaissance is also a perfect choice if looking for a hotel near Busch Gardens Tampa.

To make reservations, please visit http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/tpaim-renaissance-tampa-international-plaza-hotel/ or call 800-228-9290 in the US or Canada. Rates are based on availability.

About the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
Located in the heart of Tampa's Westshore business district, the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel feels like it's a world away. When visiting this Tampa, Florida hotel's beautiful accommodations, guests feel as if they're in a Mediterranean villa, a Spanish square or even a Cuban plaza. Throughout the lobby and guest rooms, bright hues of red and yellow, hand-glazed tiles, custom ironwork and Italian crystals create an ambiance of a Costa del Sol mansion. The exquisite restaurant, Pelagia Trattoria, features an open-air kitchen where guests can watch award-winning Executive Chef Daniel Goldich create mouth-watering modern Italian cuisine. When looking for lodging in Tampa, FL, guests will find quick access to the city's best dining, shops, and beaches from the Renaissance Tampa International Plaza hotel. In addition, with flexible event space, the meeting facilities are ideal for conferences and weddings of any size.

Contact Information:

Renaissance Tampa International Plaza Hotel
4200 Jim Walter Blvd
Tampa, Florida 33607