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Old May 15th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #41
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Hopefully its counterpart will be built.
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Old May 27th, 2008, 08:35 PM   #42
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Still chugging along, its gonna look great.

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Old May 28th, 2008, 02:52 AM   #43
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btw, this is unquestionably the tallest building on Rocky Point, and it may well be the tallest in the entire Westshore area.

I'm working on figuring that out for sure.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:41 PM   #44
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Another update, looks like all if not most windows are in, they are probaby doing interior work, and will start painting soon.

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Old July 9th, 2008, 10:54 PM   #45
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Geez that is bland looking. They VE'ed that thing to death.
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Old July 9th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #46
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Is there anything in that area being built that isn't bland looking?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 12:08 AM   #47
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The Ritz won't be bland when/if it's built.
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Old July 10th, 2008, 04:55 PM   #48
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Geeze, what happened to the top floor and roof-top over-hangs / awnings?
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Old July 10th, 2008, 05:37 PM   #49
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There's a decent chance that stuff's just icing that'll be added later, but the windows on the top two floors don't resemble those in the rendering, so they may've tossed em. That'd be a shame. Did those top floors originally have the condo-hotel units? They may've discarded them due to the market, in which case the entire roofline might, indeed, look this way.
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Old July 11th, 2008, 06:54 PM   #50
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It's Rocky Pointe, man. Unless they actually put in sidewalks and made it an urban oasis, you are gonna get some pretty generic stuff. So be it. For filler, I think it is pretty good
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 10:54 PM   #51
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Old September 4th, 2008, 02:33 AM   #52
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when is the expected opening for the westin, anyone know or have a better timeframe now that the building is almost there?
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 05:47 PM   #53
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UPSCALE BUT DOWNSIZED
By RICHARD MULLINS
rmullins@tampatrib.com
Published: November 2, 2008

Known for a sleek, upscale style, the Westin hotel chain operates more than 150 locations around the world, typically huge hotels in big destination cities.

Now, Westin is about to open a new, more compact prototype hotel on Rocky Point.

Possibly open by February, the 16-story location will be the first of dozens more mini-Westins with all the ritzy features of a full-sized Westin: gourmet food, high-end exercise rooms, Starbucks cafes and every high-tech feature available.

The goal is to capitalize on Westin's brand cache with business travelers and provide nearly identical places to stay when they venture to smaller markets such as Tampa or Birmingham, Ala., said Dilip Kanji, president of Impact Properties, which is developing the hotel.

At one point, the developers of the hotel hoped to sell condos on the top floors, taking advantage of wrap-around water views. But that idea ended with the real estate slump. Now it will be a hotel only.

The upscale style will come at a price. Guest rates will vary between $179 and $279 a night.

Reporter Richard Mullins can be reached at (813) 259-7919.

http://www2.tbo.com/content/2008/nov...ed/news-money/
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Old November 2nd, 2008, 05:48 PM   #54
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^There's also a big graphic showing the layout of a hotel room on the front page of today's business section, I'll try to get a scan up sometime today.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 04:43 PM   #55
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Way to miss the Super Bowl there guys, they should sue their GC. And when did $200 a night become upscale? That sounds pretty average to me.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 05:07 PM   #56
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$200 a night is pretty upscale in a sea of $85-$150 a night hotels.
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Old November 27th, 2008, 05:55 PM   #57
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$200 a night is pretty upscale in a sea of $85-$150 a night hotels.
Yeah but this is a prime location as well with good/great views and still being close to a lot. Amenities are supposidly very nice too.
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Old November 28th, 2008, 07:25 AM   #58
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I have an updated pic of that somewhere, it's nothing special though.
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Old January 9th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #59
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Hardin Construction beats clock on Tampa Westin

The Westin Tampa Bay Airport Hotel plans to open Jan. 22 just in time for Super Bowl XLIII and two months ahead of schedule.

The 16-story, 255-room hotel with a five-level parking garage wasn’t expected to be complete until March. But Hardin Construction Co., the general contractor, is wrapping up its work early.

Impact Properties, owner of the hotel, expects to host a grand opening in April.

Located at Rocky Point on the Courtney Campbell Causeway, the new Westin will feature the Aquaknox restaurant, the rooftop bar Blu Vu and a Starbucks.

http://tampabay.bizjournals.com/tamp...5/daily52.html
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Old January 9th, 2009, 07:49 PM   #60
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Great news! The more hotels open, the better!
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