What makes the Riverwalk, where the hotel is based, stand out from other parts of the city?
The Riverwalk is this stretch where people can walk from one end of the city to the other. There are parks in between that make great places to collaborate and get together with one another but also serve as a backdrop for the photos we post on our blogs.
Because the Sheraton is right along the Riverwalk, there’s a sense of easy exploration. The pool bar is open to the public, so if you’re walking by you see people having fun by the pool with live music and drinks — it’s very welcoming and open. The fact that it’s along the Riverwalk gives it a real tie to the community because it’s in one of the major areas where people exercise or go out to find something fun to do at night.
What’s something most people don’t know about Tampa?
Tampa is much more food-savvy and cultural than people think. I love putting together lists of places people can go eat when they’re in the area because if they’re from out of town, they usually come here not knowing what to expect other than really sunny weather and beaches. There is so much to see and do — and eat! Our food culture is really good at staying authentic — whether it’s French, Italian or a really good steak, everyone does a wonderful job of giving people the true experience.