Host Venue & City

Host Venue

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

  • Rooftop Pool | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Rooftop Pool | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
  • Waterside Grill | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Waterside Grill | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
  • Champion’s Sports Bar | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Champion’s Sports Bar | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
  • Fitness Center | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Fitness Center | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
  • Waterside Patio | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Waterside Patio | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
  • Lobby | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
    Lobby | Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Treat yourself to a memorable hotel stay in the heart of downtown Tampa, Florida. The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel and Marina boasts an incredible location near Tampa Bay and every amenity you need to feel at home. You’ll love the refurbished hotel lobby, as well as 50,000 square feet of flexible, newly renovated meeting and venue space. Unwind and recharge in your spacious and modern hotel room or suite; most of which offer balconies with views of Tampa Bay and of downtown Tampa. Start your day with breakfast in the Marriott’s onsite restaurant, Waterside Grill, swim a lap in the rooftop pool, or take some time to luxuriate in the full-service spa with a range of restorative treatments. Worried about missing the big game?  Visit Champion’s Sports Bar for great food and an energetic atmosphere. The Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina looks forward to welcoming participants of MPI | SEC 2015!

Explore the Tampa Riverwalk and Channelside District

Tampa Riverwalk & Channelside

Explore Channelside Plaza and all 2.4 miles of the Tampa Riverwalk while taking advantage of the great deals local establishments have offered to MPI SEC.

 

Host City

Tampa, Florida  |  Channel District/Islands

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Hop a trolley to downtown’s bustling perimeter, the Channel District. The surrounding cityscape offers shopping, dining and entertainment geared toward out-of-towners and daytime-pleasure seekers in between. Neighboring Davis Islands is imbued with a more leisurely paced Old Florida charm.

Must-See

Ranked among the nation’s best by the Travel Channel, The Florida Aquarium houses upwards of 20,000 marine plants and animals from fish and sharks to penguins and sea otters. Tampa Bay History Center chronicles the area’s growth and heritage, and its Columbia Café is a satellite of Florida’s oldest and most distinctive Spanish restaurant. Sky-high views of the city can be enjoyed on Old City Helicopters; flying tours lift off from Davis Islands’ Peter O. Knight Airport.

By Day

Thai, Greek, tapas, sushi, wings, pizza or ice cream — Channelside Bay Plaza satisfies a range of tastes, while its shops carry wine, chocolates, cigars, clothing and other odds and ends. Davis Islands delivers on pedestrian-oriented neighborhood appeal with its few-block stretch of eateries, cafés, shops on the guided Magic Carpet Glide Segway Tours.

By Night

Giant concert tours, NHL games and other arena-noteworthy entertainment regularly land at the Amalie Arena. Yacht StarShip launches from the Channelside dock, enticing new and repeat passengers with three-course meals and under-the-stars dancing on deck. Enjoy dinner and drinks at Jackson’s Bistro, Bar & Sushi. The prime steaks and fresh seafood at this urban hotspot are complemented by one of the city’s most inviting views of the Tampa skyline.