Wait List Notification:

There is a possibility of certain dates during our meeting that the hotels will only offer waitlisted reservations, because one or more nights are not available. There is a high probability that we will obtain more rooms for these dates. You will receive a new acknowledgment within ten business days should your waitlisted reservation be confirmed. If we are unable to clear your reservation, Orchid will contact you directly to discuss alternative accommodations. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but are actively working to rectify any issues.

Airport Information

Orlando is accessible by the Orlando International Airport (MCO) and is approximately a 15-minute car ride to the Orange County Convention Center (West Concourse).

Directions and Parking

For information about parking during the meeting, visit the Orange County Convention Center website.

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You must first register for the meeting before securing Academy contracted housing. The Academy aims to offer contracted hotel rates to all registered attendees. We ask that you please do not make two hotel reservations as this takes away room availability from other attendees. Housing will open on May 6, 2019.

1. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Orlando at SeaWorld® (Government Hotel)

10100 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Single and Double: $189/night (non-government)
Single and Double: $152/night or prevailing GPD** for 
government employees
Shuttle service will be provided

2. Fairfield Inn & Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

10815 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Single and Double: $174/night
Shuttle service will be provided

3. Hyatt Regency Orlando (Headquarters Hotel)

9801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Single and Double: $255/night
Additional $5 per night and per room resort fee*

4. Rosen Centre Hotel

9840 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Single and Double: $220/night
Triple and Quadruple: $240/night

5. Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

9000 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819
Single/Double/Triple/Quad: $115/night

6. Rosen Plaza Hotel

9700 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32819 
Single and Double: $210/night

7. Springhill Suites Orlando at SeaWorld®

10801 International Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Single and Double: $179/night
Shuttle service will be provided

*A discounted resort fee of $5.00 per room, per night will be added to the guestroom rate. This fee covers several amenities which at the time of signature include Fitness Center Access (fitness classes, pool activities, and bike rental), two (2) I-Ride Trolley tickets, local & 800 calls, incoming and outgoing faxes, 10% discount on Spa Treatments and Merchandise, and two (2) bottled waters per day. 

**Note that this is a government per diem (GPD) rate hotel, and as such the rate can change as of October 1, 2019. The rate listed above is based on per diem rates approved through September 30, 2019. Meeting attendees must show Government ID to receive the special per diem rate. Please note that while the Academy works to secure as many government rate rooms as possible, there are only a limited number available at this rate

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Housing Fraud Alert

The Academy is aware that several fraudulent companies pretending to be associated with the Academy and Academy 2019 Orlando and the 3rd World Congress of Optometry, may appear in web searches or may contact you via email promising discounted rates on hotel rooms for the meeting. These companies request deposits or even full pre-payment, but they often do not secure the rooms as promised. It is very important that you only book hotel rooms through our official housing provider, Orchid Event Solutions.

Known fraudulent companies include: 
  • CMI Event Travel
  • Conventioneers
  • Corporate Booking Services (CBS)
  • Global Housing Services, Corp. 
  • Pro Housing Corp.
  • Reservations Allcbc
  • VIP Destination Management (VIP DMC)
  • Wholesale Room Rates