Florida delegates receive hotel assignment for 2012 RNC, dispatched almost an hour away at Innisbrook Resort

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The Committee on Arrangements for the 2012 Republican National Convention today announced hotel assignments for the 56 Republican delegations that will travel to the Tampa Bay area for the August 27-30 convention.

“From Harbour Island to Clearwater and St. Petersburg, and all the beautiful beaches, the Tampa Bay area is one of America’s premiere vacation and business destinations,” said convention Chief Executive Officer William Harris. “So wherever you’re staying, you’re going to have a great experience.”

Convention organizers reserved 16,000 rooms at approximately 100 hotels in the Tampa Bay area. Official delegations from 50 states, the District of Columbia and five U.S. territories will be housed in 36 hotels. The remaining hotels will accommodate other convention visitors, including media representatives and Republican Party officials.

Harris noted that convention organizers will charter 300 buses to shuttle delegates, alternate delegates, the media and other guests from their respective hotels to the Tampa Bay Times Forum, where the convention will take place, and to the Tampa Convention Center, which will serve as the workspace for the 15,000 media members expected to cover the event.

“We thank the Tampa Bay hospitality industry for working so closely with us to make the convention a success, and especially those facilities that were selected to accommodate our 56 delegations,” he added.

The official 2012 Republican National Convention delegation hotel assignments are as follows:

Alabama – Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore
Alaska – Postcard Inn on the Beach
American Samoa – Hilton Clearwater Beach
Arizona – Embassy Suites Tampa – Airport Westshore
Arkansas – Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District
California – Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach
Colorado – Holiday Inn Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport
Connecticut – Bilmar Beach Resort
Delaware – Wyndham Tampa Westshore
District of Columbia – Wyndham Tampa Westshore
Florida – Innisbrook Resort
Georgia – Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
Guam – Alden Beach Resort & Suites
Hawaii – Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Idaho – St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater
Illinois – Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Indiana – Holiday Inn Harbourside
Iowa – Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites
Kansas – Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore
Kentucky – Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach
Louisiana – Saddlebrook Resort
Maine – Wyndham Tampa Westshore
Maryland – DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay
Massachusetts – Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina
Michigan – Embassy Suites Tampa – Downtown Convention Center
Minnesota – Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center
Mississippi – Hyatt Regency Tampa
Missouri – Tampa Airport Marriott
Montana – Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
Nebraska – Alden Beach Resort & Suites
Nevada – DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport – Westshore
New Hampshire – Wyndham Tampa Westshore
New Jersey – Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center
New Mexico – Holiday Inn Clearwater – St. Petersburg Airport
New York – Hilton Clearwater Beach
North Carolina – Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
North Dakota – Bilmar Beach Resort
Northern Mariana Islands – Tradewinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach
Ohio – Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center
Oklahoma – Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel
Oregon – Sheraton Sand Key Resort
Pennsylvania – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport – Westshore
Puerto Rico – Hilton Clearwater Beach
Rhode Island – Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
South Carolina – Innisbrook Resort
South Dakota – Shephard’s Beach Resort
Tennessee – Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
Texas – Saddlebrook Resort
U.S. Virgin Islands – Crystal Palms Beach Resort
Utah – Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
Vermont – Wyndham Tampa Westshore
Virginia – Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key
Washington – Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach
West Virginia – Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore
Wisconsin – Hyatt Regency Tampa
Wyoming – Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

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