Hotel Information

Embassy Suites Orlando – Lake Buena Vista South

4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Phone: 1-407-597-4000
FAX: 1-407-597-4101
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The National Extension Technology Conference 2016 will be held at the beautiful Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South, located approximately 5 miles from nearby theme parks and a 20 minute drive from the Orlando International Airport. This venue offers modern amenities and services for meetings and convenient access to nearby recreational activities.

Special Group Rate Information

The Embassy Suites Orlando-LBV South is pleased to offer NETC participants a very special rate of $139 per night, plus 13% state and local taxes, for single or double occupancy in rooms. The group rate will be honored three days prior to and three days following the conference dates, based on availability.

Please note: A complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Evening Reception is included with the group rate. Breakfast is served 6:30am-9:30am weekdays and 7:00am-10:30am weekends, and the Reception is served 5:30pm-7:30pm daily in the hotel dining room. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in all guest rooms.

Reservation Instructions

Group Reservation Cut-Off Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Reservations must be made by Monday, May 9, 2016 in order to receive the discounted group rate. Reservations received by the hotel after May 9 will only be accepted based on availability, and the group rate is not guaranteed on possible remaining rooms. Because the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible!

To make your reservation BY PHONE: Call the Embassy Suites Orlando-LBV South at 407-597-4000. Request Reservations and identify yourself as a participant of the National Extension Technology Conference (NETC) or use the group code NET to receive the discounted rate.

To make your reservation ONLINE: Click here and select the “Attendee” option from the dropdown menu.

If you plan to room with multiple people, please include all names on the hotel reservation. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. Cancellation of individual reservations within 72 hours of arrival will be charged one night’s room & tax, including no-shows.

For participants seeking tax-exempt status, please be sure to present your Florida sales tax exemption certificate and government-issued ID at check-in. Payment must be made in the form of a government-issued check or credit card to qualify for tax-exemption.

Parking

The hotel is pleased to offer complimentary self-parking for conference attendees.

Early check-in will be accommodated if suites are available. Guest Services will provide luggage storage for a small handling fee. Late check-out requests will be reviewed based on hotel demand. A late departure fee of $50 per suite will apply.

Internet Access

Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in all guest rooms, meeting space, and in the hotel’s public and lounge areas.

Facility Usage Fee

The guest room block and group room rate that have been negotiated with the host hotel include costs incurred to provide the large quantity of meeting space required for this conference. If a sufficient number of guest rooms are not occupied by conference attendees throughout the meeting, organizers will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay at the host hotel. Participants not lodging at the Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South during the conference will be charged a $150 Facility Usage Fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred. To learn more about the Facility Usage Fee, click here.

Please note: If your residential address is located in Osceola or Orange County, you are exempt from the Facility Usage Fee for this conference. If you choose to commute to the conference each day, you will not be eligible for the Embassy Suites’ complimentary cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Evening Reception included in the guest room rate.

If you have any questions, please contact Conference Coordinator Kristin Zupancic at kzupancic@ufl.edu.

Check-in Time: 3:00pm | Check-out Time: 12:00pm

Theme Park Discounts

Our conference guests enjoy special discounts to the Walt Disney World™ Theme Parks, including after 2pm and after 4pm ticket options. Please stop by the Guest Services desk located just off the hotel lobby for more details.

Shuttle

For transportation to the host property from the Orlando International Airport, the hotel recommends Mears shared shuttle ride service (407-423-5566) or Orlando All Trans taxi service (407-374-2769).

Green Lodging

The Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South is a member of the Florida Green Lodging program. For information about Florida’s Green Travel Policies, click here.

Suggested Customary Gratuities for Hotel Staff

Baggage Handling: $5.00 per room, each way
Housekeeping: $3.00 per room, per day
Room Deliveries: $3.00 per room

Directions

Click here for directions and map to the Embassy Suites Orlando - Lake Buena Vista South.


HOTEL RESERVATION FRAUD ALERT: It is possible you may be contacted by a company claiming to be the official housing bureau for this conference. These unscrupulous companies contact exhibitors and attendees, telling them the guest room block is sold out. The company quotes a rate at another hotel, claiming it is an official room block and that you must reserve through them to get discounted rates. Then they ask for your credit card information so they can make a reservation for you.
DO NOT FALL FOR THIS or you will lose your money. This scam is affecting conferences nationwide. So no matter what meeting you attend, always use the hotel reservation links provided on the host organization’s web site.


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    (352) 294-3582
  • Email:
    Kristin Zupancic
  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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