HOWARD JOHNSON PLAZA TAMPA DOWNTOWN TAKES ON NEW IDENTITY AS THE BARRYMORE HOTEL TAMPA RIVERWALK

By H.I. Development Corp.
September 4, 2014

TAMPA, FL – The Howard Johnson Plaza Tampa Downtown announced it has changed its name to The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk. Located on the banks of the Hillsborough River and managed by H.I. Development Corporation, The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk offers a unique experience in a boutique atmosphere, with a fresh new vibe on the scenic Hillsborough River.

“The Barrymore” name is a tribute to the hotel’s focus on the performing and visual arts, inspired by the hotel’s location next to the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts and in the heart of downtown Tampa’s Arts District.
The new logo for The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is a reflection of its refined, yet casual ambience, with a reference to the flowing waters of the Hillsborough River indicated by the “waves.”

About The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk
The Barrymore Hotel Tampa Riverwalk is located on the east bank of the Hillsborough River and directly across the street from the David A. Straz Center for the Performing Arts. The 14-story hotel boasts a focus on downtown Tampa arts and culture with boutique-inspired atmosphere in the heart of downtown Tampa’s growing Arts District.

About H.I. Development Corp.
Founded in 1959 by Mr. Robinson Callen, and under the direction of Andre P. Callen today, H.I. Development specializes in development and management within the hospitality industry. H.I. Development and its affiliates have been developing and operating nationally known franchised and independent hotels in the United States, Caribbean, and Europe for over 50 years. It is one of the foremost privately owned hotel management and consulting companies in the United States. In addition to domestic hotel development, acquisition and management, heavily concentrated in Florida and the southeastern United States, H.I. Development has managed international hotels, with a strong presence in France, which holdings were divested in the late 1980’s, and through an affiliate, holdings in Puerto Rico, including launching the El Tropical Casino brand, famous island-wide. Throughout the years, H.I. Development has also successfully provided hotel management and services for unrelated ownership groups, including lenders. For more information, please visit http://www.hidevelopment.com.

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