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Whenever you visit Florida, Cuba, Jamaica or Porto Rico, by whatever route you take,
be sure that your tickets read via Plant System.


H. B. PLANT,
President,
NEW YORK.


B. W. WRENN,
Pass'r Traffic Manager,
SAVANNAH, GA.


THE MATTHEWS-NORTHRUPCO., COMPLETE ART-PRINTING WORKS, BUFFALO, N. Y
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OPEN
DECEMBER to APRIL.


A. E. DICK, Manager.
Until December 1, 1898,
address
12 WEST 23D STREET,
NEW YORK.

















THE

TAMPA BAY

HOTEL.


F THERE is any one of the many luxurious resort hostelries which stands pre-eminent
among all others, and which is incomparable from whatever view it may be considered,
it is the Tampa Bay Hotel at Tampa, Florida. It is architecturally a gem into
which has been blended many suggestive reflections of the Alhambra of Sunny Spain.
,, Its surroundings of tropical park and sparkling water give to it a supremely beautiful
setting, enhanced by the brilliant reflection of its glittering Moorish minarets
Sand crescents.
S Within, it is the palace of a prince, a museum of costly and pleasing
paintings, statuary, cabinets and bric-a-brac from many lands. It typifies all
that the refined, cultured and luxurious tastes of our modern civilization term
elegance. Considered from its practical side-as a hotel-it combines in
an almost lavish degree every known convenience, luxury and necessity of
human life. To be once a guest within its portals is to remain always under
the subtle fascination of its alluring charms.
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THE

TAMPA BAY HOTEL,
AT TAMPA, FLA.,

U. S. A.,
IS BEYOND
ALL COMPARISON

THE MOST

LUXURIOUS AND

BEAUTIFUL

RESORT HOTEL

OF
THE WORLD.


This hotel was the headquarters of the Commanding General U. S. Army
during the Spanish-American War.

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ABSOLUTELY

FIRE-PROOF

STRUCTURE.


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THE TAMPA BAY HOTEL is an ABSOLUTELY FIRE-PROOF structure of brick and
steel, the only wood used in its construction being in the trim and floors, making it
the only fire-proof resort structure in this country. The particular site it occupies was
selected because exhaustive scientific investigation had developed the fact that the
Tampa peninsula embraces an assemblage of desirable climatic conditions unexcelled
anywhere on this continent. The equable, healthy, and balmy climate of the Gulf coast
offers unparalleled attractions to the tourist, or the sportsman, while the surroundings,
both of land and sea, are attractive to all lovers of the beautiful in nature. Par-
ticular attention has been given to the ventilation of the Hotel; every modern
appliance having been used. Expert chemical analysis has shown that the
L water used at the Tampa Bay is as FINE and PURE as any in the world.












THE PARK
SURROUNDING
THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
IS AS
ATTRACTIVE
AS A
BOUNTIFUL NATURE
AND THE SKILL
OF
LANDSCAPE
GARDENERS
CAN MAKE IT.












CLIMATE EVEN
AND
BALMY.


THE WINTER CLIMATE of Tampa is so delightfully even and balmy, that out-
of-door existence is a perpetual delight. The long reaches of wide piazzas
are the assembling places of guests during the morning musical recitals of the excellent
orchestra. From the piazza an extended view may be had of the beautiful lawns,
which slope gently away to the water, and are filled with rare and
luxurious tropical plants and flowers, amid which wind well-kept
serpentine walks.
The conservatories in the hotel grounds are filled with rare plants
from all parts of the world.

















THE OUTLOOK
OVER THE PARK
SURROUNDING
THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
IS ONE OF
EXQUISITE
ATTRACTIVENESS.










O NE of the greatest charms of the Tampa Bay Hotel is
HOSPITABLE the home-like and welcoming atmosphere which per-

PORTALS. vades every nook and corner. It is impressed upon the
guest the moment he steps within its
hospitable portals and enters the recep-
tion hall, which is furnished in such
luxurious and yet quiet elegance, that it
is difficult to realize that it is the business
office of a public house.




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THE PIAZZAS
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
ARE OF GREAT LENGTH

AND WIDTH,
AND ARE FILLED
WITH HAPPY GROUPS
DAY AND EVENING.















RECREATIONS
INDOORS
AND OUT.


A MORE delightful existence could not be imagined than that which may be
enjoyed at the Tampa Bay. An infinite number of amusements and recreations,
indoors and out, make the days pass as hours, and the hours as minutes.
The great hotel and its surroundings are a world within themselves, and
the diversity of the entertainments is sufficient to please the old and the
young. the serious and the gay.






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THE ROTUNDA
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL,
IN WHICH THE
OFFICE IS LOCATED,
IS A
SPACIOUS ROOM
FILLED
WITH
WORKS OF ART.












A DAWN OF
ELEGANCE
BREAKS
UPON YOU.


IN FURNISHING the Tampa Bay Hotel, the art centres of the world have been
drawn upon for their treasures in woodcraft, painting, bronzes, marble and porcelain.
The Grand Salon has been aptly described as a dream of magnificence indescribable."
This may be taken as equally true of the entire interior, for go where you
will the same exquisite taste and luxury is present. The hotel is, as
another writer has expressed it, "a jewel casket into which has been
gathered an infinite number of gems."





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EVERY EVENING
A HAPPY THRONG OF
LADIES AND
GENTLEMEN
FILLS THE ROTUNDA
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL.











THE PORCHES
ON THE
WESTERN SIDE
OF THE
TAMPA BAY
HOTEL
BROKEN INTO
PLEASING
IRREGULARITY.


NE of the pleasing features of the Tampa Bay Hotel is the Solarium, as the long
hallway leading from the rotunda to the dining-room is called. It is lighted with
large windows on both sides, through
which the sun is continually shining,
and lined from one end to the other
with attractive pictures, bronze groups
and plants in exquisite vases. Many
of these plants are rare specimens of
tropical and sub-tropical growths. The
dining-room to which the Solarium
leads is of Moorish architecture and
consonant in its furnishings and ser-
vice with the edifice of which it is
such an important feature.












THE SOLARIUM,
WHICH LEADS
FROM THE ROTUNDA
TO THE
DINING ROOM
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL,
IS LINED
WITH RARE PICTURES,
BRONZE GROUPS
AND
EXQUISITE VASES.










T HE CASINO which adorns the beautiful park surrounding the Hotel is a notable
S addition to the opportunities of enjoyment offered guests at the Tampa Bay. It is
THE an ornamental, new edifice of classical architecture, two stories in height, and 122 feet
PLEASURE SPOT long by fifty-eight feet wide. It is complete in every particular, and not only contains all
the requisites of a club for the joint use of gentlemen and ladies, but a large swimming
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pool and the finest theatrical auditorium and stage in the South. The Casino is located
THE WORLD.
Between the Hotel and the waters of Hillsboro Bay, scarcely more than a half hundred
feet from one of the Hotel entrances, and is embowered in a rich setting
of tropical trees, shrubs and flowers. Aside from what it offers in the
line of entertainment the Casino is a strikingly handsome addition to
this most beautiful pleasure spot of the world.


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THE CASINO
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
AFFORDS
THE GUESTS
OPPORTUNITIES
FOR
PLEASURE
AND
RECREATION.












HE BATHING OR SWIMMING POOL is a temptingly beautiful feature of the
CLEAR, Casino, with its floor and side walls of white tile, and its great surface of crystal
water as clear as a mountain stream. The pool is fifty by seventy feet with a depth of
REFRESHING water varying from three to ten feet. It is surrounded by large dressing-rooms, each
WATER. with an outside window.
A competent instructor in swimming, as well as a ladies' maid,
Swill be in constant attendance during the season.


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THE
SWIMMING POOL
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
CASINO
IS
FIFTY FEET WIDE
BY
SEVENTY FEET LONG
AND OF
GRADED DEPTH.
IT HAS ALL
THE ACCESSORIES
OF A
FIRST-CLASS
NATATORIUM.


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THE THEATRICAL AUDITORIUM of the Casino has a floor space of 157 by
88 feet, and is larger than almost any New York theatre. Its stage is of
ENTIRELY spacious dimensions, and its settings are artistic and costly. The main floor is fur-
nished with handsome opera chairs, and, with the dress circle, provides seating for
NEW
2,000 persons. A large number of the best theatrical companies are engaged each
DEPARTURE, season, and will appear at intervals, presenting only first-class attractions. This is an
entirely new departure as applied to Winter Resort Hotels, and adds one of the
attractive features of the metropolis to the loveliest spot in Florida.




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THE
THEATRICAL
AUDITORIUM
OF THE CASINO SEATS

2,000.
A NUMBER OF
THE BEST THEATRICAL
ATTRACTIONS
WILL
APPEAR DURING THE
SEASON.













THE
GRAND SALON
OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
IS A

JEWEL CASKET
INTO WHICH
HAVE BEEN GATHERED
RARE AND
EXQUISITE GEMS
OF
FURNITURE
FROM MANY LANDS.








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? THE
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OF THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL
IS
SUPERBLY FINISHED
AND
ITS APPOINTMENTS
ARE
RICH AND
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A
BEAUTIFUL SPOT
RIGHT OUT
IN
THE SEA!


THE PORT TAMPA INN is a. quaint, picturesque group of buildings erected over
the water a half mile from the main shore, and seven miles from the Tampa Bay
Hotel. From the end of the pier near the Inn the steamships of the Plant System
sail for Cuba, Jamaica, Porto Rico and Mobile, and the smaller steamers leave
for the various points along the West Coast. This is an exceedingly attractive spot
for rest and recreation. Its popularity has compelled the management to add 200
rooms this season.
It was at Port Tampa that the embarkation of the Santiago expedition took place.


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THE
PORT TAMPA INN,
NINE MILES
FROM THE
TAMPA BAY HOTEL,
IS BUILT
ON PILES
FAR OUT FROM THE
MAIN SHORE,
AND IS
, A DELIGHTFUL PLACE
:--- 'FOR REST.









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LOADING TRANSPORTS
AT
PORT TAMPA
FOR
SANTIAGO
EXPEDITION.


















TROOPS

EMBARKING
AT

PORT TAMPA

FOR
SANTIAGO.


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