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HR Forum: General Information

Hotel Reservations | Dress Code | Transportation | Rental Cars | Driving Directions



2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, Florida 33607
Phone: (813)874-1234 Fax: (813)207-6694

Details from the Grand Hyatt Website:

Set along a wildlife refuge, egrets and herons roam the grounds of the 35-acre Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay.  Yet, it’s only 5 minutes from the airport via complimentary transportation.  The hotel features 445 spacious guestrooms with stunning views. Each guestroom is smartly designed with emphasis on conservation, guest comfort and convenience.  BSA members are being offered an attractive rate of $184.00 per night single or double occupancy.  

Click here to access On-Line Reservations or call the Hotel’s Reservation Department at (813)874-1234 or (800)233-1234 and refer to the Bearing Specialists Association to get the negotiated group rate.  The deadline for reservations is Monday, January 5, 2015.

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The hotel features luxurious rooms with stunning views.  In-room amenities include the Hyatt Grand Bed™, spacious work area, complimentary basic internet access for BSA attendees, dual-line phones with voicemail, flat screen television, in-room safe and coffeemaker.

On-site activities include a 24-hour Stay Fit gym with indoor whirlpool and sauna, two tennis courts, outdoor lap pool, waterfront pool, nature trail and Wildlife Estuary.  A complimentary shuttle is available to the airport and International Plaza for shopping.  Enjoy complimentary covered self-parking or valet parking is available for $8.00 per day ($12.00 overnight).

Dining options include 1823 Kitchen & Bar (breakfast, lunch and dinner), Oystercatchers (lunch and dinner) and Armani’s (dinner only Monday thru Saturday).

Lounge options include the Lobby Bar (11 AM - Midnight) and Oystercatchers Lounge (11:30 AM – 10 PM). Pool bars are open seasonally Friday- Sunday. In-Room Dining is available 6 AM - 2 AM daily.

Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 Noon. A deposit of one night's room and tax charges or credit card information authorizing the deposit is required at the time of reservation. Reservations must be cancelled prior to 3:00 pm the day before arrival to avoid a one night penalty. Click here to access the hotel website for additional information.


The HR Forum is a casual environment. Men are invited to wear slacks, open neck, banded collar, polo shirts or sweaters for the committee meetings and luncheon. A jacket or suit is recommended for the group reception and dinner. Women may feel comfortable in slacks, skirt, blouse, sweater or dress.

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The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay offers complimentary scheduled airport shuttle service to and from Tampa International Airport which leaves the hotel every half hour from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. daily.  When arriving at Tampa International Airport, use the courtesy phone marked Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay located in any baggage claim area after picking up your baggage. The hotel operator will ask for your location which will be posted in the airport as blue 1, blue 2, red 1 or red 2. The hotel operator will advise you of the pic- up location for the shuttle service.

The shuttle departs from the hotel to the airport every 30 minutes.

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All major rental car companies are available at Tampa International Airport.

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From Tampa International Airport:
Take Highway 60 West toward Clearwater.  From 60 West, Exit onto Bayport Drive.  Follow exit road underneath the overpass and continue straight onto Bayport Drive. 

From the South/St. Petersburg:
Take 1-75 to I-275 North.  Exit Highway 60 West/Clearwater/Tampa International Airport/Veterans Expw.  Follow signs for 60 West/Clearwater.  From 60 West, exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass and continue straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the North/Downtown Tampa/ Orlando:
I-275 South. Exit at Highway 60 West/Tampa International Airport/Veteran’s Expy. Follow sign for 60 West/Clearwater. From 60 West, exit at Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the North via Veteran’s Expressway:
Veteran’s Expressway south toward Tampa. Exit 60 West/Clearwater. Exit onto Bayport Drive. Follow exit road underneath the overpass. Straight onto Bayport Drive.

From the West/Clearwater:
Take State Road 60 East toward Tampa Take the Bayport Drive exit. Turn right at the stop sign onto Bayport Drive.

Complimentary covered self-parking is available at the hotel or valet parking is available for $8.00 per day or $12.00 overnight.

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Click here for a pdf of the General Information.