HOTEL & TAMPA
MBNA’s sleeping room rate is $159.00 per night per room for single or double occupancy, $179.00 per night per room for triple occupancy and $199.00 per night per room for quadruple occupancy. MBNA’s room block expires at 5:00 p.m. ET on January 24, 2014. Reservations after January 24, 2014 will be handled on a space available basis at the group rate.
All changes and cancellations must be made directly with the hotel.
To make a reservation –
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is a private retreat in the heart of downtown Tampa. Their waterfront location is within walking distance of the Tampa Convention Center and just a half mile from Tampa Bay Times Forum. Central to the most popular Tampa attractions, major businesses and just nine miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA), the Tampa Bay hotel is ideal for leisure and business travelers alike.
Immerse yourself in one of the top ten aquariums in the county with interactive programs like "Swim with the Fishes" and "Dive with the Sharks." Plus you can take a peek behind the scenes with a shark feeding or penguin encounter at The Florida Aquarium.
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay invites families to enjoy exciting thrill rides, live entertainment and one of North America's largest zoos. In Jungala, discover a colorful village, take a zipline adventure over treetops and connect up close with exotic animals. It's the only jungle in the world that plays with you.
Named number one zoo in the USA by Parent's Magazine, Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo is only 10 minutes north of Downtown Tampa. Take the children to visit more than 2,000 animals in natural habitats including the Florida Manatee. Daily shows and rides and free parking are available.
On the southern edge of downtown Tampa lies tiny Ybor City, the center of the cigar industry; cigar makers moved here after a fire destroyed the industry in Key West. There are only 10 streets in either direction, but the area carries a wealth of history. Solid brick warehouses that once served as cigar factories now house offices and shops. Thanks to a strong restoration effort, Ybor City is the liveliest spot in town on weekends.
The Mulligan Shuttle -
Need an easy way to get around downtown Tampa with your guests? Take the Mulligan Shuttle all electric carts. Offering short sight-seeing tours serving most destinations throughout downtown Tampa, SoHo, Ybor City, and Channelside areas.
Tampa Water Taxi Co. -
Captain Larry and his esteemed crew at Tampa Water Taxi Company whisk passengers along the city's historic harbor and through Davis Island Canal so they can spy stunning views of notable architecture and wildlife. Daily tours span 75 minutes, and vessels are known to rub shoulders with friendly dolphins, which often approach boats to fish for invitations to human pool parties.
Tampa’s port and international airport make it an easily accessible, popular destination in Florida. Its rich history mixes with its modern landscape, giving visitors and residents a medley of activities and attractions to choose from. Busch Gardens, various large museums, and the city’s resident football team, the Buccaneers, are just a few of the major highlights. The area is rife with small towns as well, offering a glimpse into Tampa’s history and diversity.
For more information or to plan sightseeing activities:
Downtown Tampa www.visitflorida.com/en-us/cities/tampa.html
Tampa Convention & Visitors Bureau www.visittampabay.com
Directions and Airport Transportation
The Westin Tampa Harbour Island is situated on a unique landscaped island in downtown Tampa and adjacent to the Tampa Convention Center.
From Tampa International Airport
Exit the Airport onto Interstate 275 North/Downtown. Take I-275 to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown West). Follow the Tampa/Ashley Street ramp and proceed on Tampa Street through downtown. Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.
Take Interstate 75 Tampa Crosstown Expressway, westbound. Take the Crosstown Expressway to the Morgan Street Exit. At the base of the ramp, merge to the left lane and turn left on Franklin Street.
Take Interstate 4 West to Interstate 275 South. Proceed to Exit 45A downtown Ashley/Tampa Street and take Tampa Street South. Stay in the left lane and follow the signs to Tampa Convention Center/Harbour Island. This will put you onto Franklin Street. Continue straight and The Westin Tampa Harbour Island will be on the right hand side.
Take Interstate 4 to Interstate 275 South. Proceed to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown East/West) and take Tampa Street South. Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.
Take Interstate 275 to Exit 44 (Ashley Street - Downtown East/West). Take Downtown West and then take Tampa Street South. Turn right onto Franklin Street which becomes Harbour Island Boulevard and continue to the hotel.
Covered Self Parking ($17 per day) and Valet Parking ($20 per day) facilities available.
The hotel is approximately 9 miles from the Tampa International Airport (TPA). Taxi cabs are available for $25 USD or you can use Blue One Transportation, the Westin Tampa Harbour Island's preferred shuttle service, for $13 USD. You may call the hotel’s transportation Hotline (813) 785-9285 when your flight lands. You will then be directed to the nearest ground transportation area positioned at each of the opposite ends of the airport. When departing the Westin, shuttles leave at the top of the hour from the front drive area, starting at 6:00 am. No reservations are needed.
The dress code for the JAM is dress casual. NO TIES ALLOWED! When you’re Jammin’ on the Beach, you’ll need to be comfortable.
Becoming a Member
Membership in your local state/regional/provincial association along with membership in Monument Builders of North America is designed to benefit industry members in a variety of facets. You’ll enjoy a plethora of networking and educational opportunities at live events (and now via the internet)! You’ll be able to take advantage of benefit programs, association events and services! You’ll receive discounts on goods and service through association partners (health insurance, office supplies, computers, payroll solutions, credit card processing, etc...)
If you would like to become a member, be sure to visit the Monument Builders of North America website at www.monumentbuilders.org, or our JAM partner websites for the California Monument Association at www.californiamonument.org and the Pacific Northwest Monument Builders Association at www.pnmba.org. You’ll also be able to speak with each association’s board members on site and read literature on each group at the registration desk.