Why Meet in Orlando? For A Host of Reasons, But Here are the Top Five
1. New Healthy Meeting Services
With more than 2.1 million square feet of combined meeting and exhibit space, the Orange County Convention Center (OCCC) helped Orlando lead the way with meetings recovery by hosting more than 200 live events alone since July 2020. A new alliance that designates Orlando Health as the Official Health and Wellness Partner of Visit Orlando provides event planners with customizable health solutions for their events through an Orlando Health Virtual Care Center, which will open later this year at the OCCC.
2. Award Winning Dining
Orlando is home to more than 6,000 restaurants, with new establishments opening every year, representing 40 international cuisines found throughout the city’s convention district and diverse neighborhoods. For the first time ever, the area’s culinary scene captured the attention of the MICHELIN Guide, known around the world for their famed star rating system. In total, 33 Orlando restaurants earned recognition, including four starred venues, seven Bib Gourmands and 22 Recommended, confirming that Orlando has an exceptional culinary community.
3. Easy access
Orlando International Airport provides accessibility and abundant international and domestic flights in and out of Orlando, with nonstop service from approximately 150 global destinations. It’s now even easier to travel to and from Orlando with the recent opening of the airport’s South Terminal Complex. The new facility adds 15 gates and includes a seamless, low-touch environment with a state-of-the-art radio frequency baggage system, numerous shops, restaurants and lounge facilities.
4. Accommodations for Every Budget
With nearly 130,000 rooms, Orlando also offers an abundance of lodging options. From budget stays to 5-star resorts, meeting planners have a plethora of choices to meet their group’s expectations and budgets. According to STR, Orlando’s average daily hotel room rate is lower than the average daily rate of the Top 25 U.S. markets.
5. Year-Round Sunny Climate
Florida is called the Sunshine State for a reason, and the year-round sunny weather makes Orlando a viable meeting option any time of the year. And while the summer months do bring hot temperatures and brief daily rain showers, event coordinators are more than prepared to keep their meeting groups comfortable and dry. Event tents and air conditioning are de rigueur during the summer months, but attendees should not be surprised if they only need a sweater in the winter, because that’s about as cold as it gets.
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