ISPE 2011 Tampa Conference Hotel and Area Info

Know Before You Go

Hotel Information 

Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive
Tampa, Florida, USA 33607
Main Phone: +1-813-874-1234, Reservations: +1-888-421-1442 or +1-402-592-6464

Check in: 15.00
Check out: 12.00

Amenities/Internet Service

  • Complimentary wireless access in hotel guest rooms for ISPE attendees.
  • 24 hour Xerox Business Center
  • Gift shop open from 07.00 - 22.00
  • Life Fitness Center with sauna accessible 24 hours/day
  • Yoga Away available in hotel rooms complimentary (ask for a complimentary mat at check in)
  • Outdoor pool and tennis courts
  • Nature trail


For room reservations at the Conference venue, Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, call tel: +1-888-421-1442 or +1-402-592-6464. When making your reservation by phone, mention ISPE for a discounted rate of $229 single/double. This rate is good until 16 February, or until the room block is full, whichever comes first. Please contact the hotel as early as possible to make your reservations to ensure you are in the headquarters hotel. Internet in guest rooms is included in the ISPE hotel rate. We thank you for staying at the Hyatt as this enables ISPE to meet contract requirements.

Hotel and Area Dining 

Hotel Dining

Area Dining

We are offering the opportunity to go out to dinner with other attendees on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We will pick a nearby restaurant and make a reservation. You will be responsible for transportation and the cost of dinner. There will be signup sheets and more information in the ISPE registration area.

Nearby restaurants:

All of the restaurants above are less than five minutes from the hotel and a US$5-10 taxi fare. The hotel will also take you in their shuttle van if it is available. Check with the bellman.

ISPE has worked out discounts with the restaurants listed above. Check the ISPE registration area for details.

Hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to International Plaza and Westshore Plaza. Please check with the concierge for a current schedule.

Area Information

Preview the Tampa Bay discount guide

Coupon books will be available in the registration area at the conference.

Airport Information 

From Tampa International Airport (TPA) (4 minutes; 2.08 miles/3.38 km)

Exit the airport onto Highway 60 W. Once on 60, stay in one of the far left 3 lanes. Continue through one traffic light and quickly merge to the right lane. Exit at first right-looping under overpass to light. Continue at light straight onto Bayport Drive following signs for Grand Hyatt.

Parking/Shuttle Bus/Taxi 

Self parking is complimentary. Valet is US$16 overnight (unlimited in/out access) or US$10/day.

Complimentary airport shuttle service is available to and from the airport. Use the courtesy phone located in baggage claim area marked Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay to call for shuttle (05.00 – 01.00). You need to call the hotel in order for the shuttle to pick you up at the airport. Shuttle departs the hotel every half hour to go to the airport.

Taxi – approximately US$15 from the airport

Weather and What to Wear 

Meeting delegates are encouraged to dress business casual. Temperatures in February in Tampa range from highs of °72F/22°C lows of °54F/12°C. Temperatures in meeting rooms tend to be mild, a light sweater would be recommended. For current weather information, check

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