Orlando is a dynamic place to get inspired and reconnect and revive your business relationships. Orlando’s warm and welcoming environment is complemented by energetic activities, unlimited amenities, distinctive dining options, unforgettable events, and cutting-edge creativity. All of these combined, lead to increased productivity, done deals, and tangible ROI. When Cvent announced the top 50 cities for meetings and events in the United States, Orlando was ranked #1. And, the Orange County Convention Center was given the top ranking among best convention centers in the country by Business Review USA.
Always New, Always Evolving
New hotels, restaurants, shopping venues and entertainment options are constantly opening and evolving. Within the next two years alone, we’ll welcome Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Aloft Downtown Orlando, and the Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World® Resort. And, that doesn’t include the Lake Nona Medical City with cutting-edge education and source for guest speakers and the Amway Center boasting the country’s most advanced arena and events center. Set to open in 2014 is the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – a complex with two theaters, public performance space and separate educational facilities.
After 5 Options Abound
Orlando’s six distinct dining and entertainment districts offer fine-dining restaurants, casual bistros and plenty of “after 5” options. They include the Convention Area, Restaurant Row, Disney/Lake Buena Vista, Universal/CityWalk® , Downtown and Winter Park. Orlando is filled with award-winning restaurants and celebrity chefs – Emeril Lagasse, Wolfgang Puck, Todd English and Cat Cora, to name a few – that cater to foodies visiting from around the globe.
With numerous flight options, convenient highway access, and a central location, traveling to and from Orlando is easy and affordable. And, 40 hotels offer more than 16,500 rooms within a two-mile radius of the Orange County Convention Center. Several hotels even provide covered pedestrian bridges that connect to the 2.1-million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center.
Whether a volunteer project, donation drive or team-building exercise, corporate social responsibility activities are a great way to increase meeting engagement. A number of hotels and venues in the area are also LEED certified and offer a number of options for “going green.”
Orlando’s attractions offer customized experiences and unique meeting options for groups. In addition to the world-class theme parks, you’ll find equally inspiring meeting venues, such as the Harry P. Leu Gardens, Orlando Museum of Art and Orlando Science Center, to name just a few.