Firm Owners 2014 Hotel Information
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes
4012 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837
NCRA Rate: $249 (Plus Tax)
A Serene, Sophisticated Venue for NCRA's Most Prestigious Event...
Inspired architecturally by the grand palazzos of Italy, and situated on a lush, tropical landscape, the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes offers luxurious sophistication and stylish charm, providing the perfect setting for this exclusive event. With exceptional amenities and impeccable service, this resort offers guests a stylish place to enjoy the quintessential all-American city. Sensational restaurants, a relaxing spa, tranquil pools, beautiful grounds, and a Greg Norman-designed 18-hole championship golf course help make this resort the perfect destination.
The resort offers easy access to Orlando's world-famous attractions and theme parks. And for your convenience, the Ritz-Carlton provides complimentary transportation to and from Walt Disney World®, Universal Studios Orlando and Seaworld® Orlando (reservations required).
Guest rooms feature private balconies with panoramic views of the resort's lakes, pool and gardens, as well as 37-inch flat-screen televisions, iPod docking stations, marble baths and European toiletries. Plush comforters, pillows and sumptuous feather beds offer rest and relaxation.
The room rate is $249 per night (plus tax) for single and double occupancy. To make reservations, please contact the Ritz-Carlton at 800-576-5760, and be sure to mention the "NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference" to receive the special rate. You may also book your room online at https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ncra2014.
Reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room and tax deposit or be guaranteed with a major credit card. The deposit guarantees the sleeping room will be held for guests until 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the scheduled arrival date. Guests may contact the hotel if a later check-in time is required.
Hotel Reservation Deadline: January 15
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes will honor NCRA's special discounted room rates until Wednesday, January 15, 2014, or until the block is sold out. Reservations received after Jan. 15, or after the room block has been filled, will be made on a space-available basis, and may be subject to significantly higher rates. We encourage you to make your hotel reservations early for the best price and availability.
Cancellation and "No-Show" Policy
Cancellation requests must be made at least seventy-two hours prior to the guest's scheduled date of arrival. No-shows will be charged one night's hotel stay and all remaining nights of the reservation will be cancelled.
Travel & Transportation
The Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes is conveniently located just 10 miles from the Orlando International Airport (MCO). You can rely on various taxi and shuttle services for getting from the airport to the resort.
Save on Airfare with Amtrav!
Take advantage of exclusive discounts on airfare by using AmTrav Corporate Travel (AmTrav). As NCRA's official travel agency, AmTrav will provide custom itineraries using the best available routing, at the lowest possible fares.
To make reservations, please contact AmTrav by phone at 800-795-8371, or via email, NCRA@amtrav.com; agents are available weekdays from 7 a.m. – 11 p.m. (Central Time). Be sure to mention NCRA to receive the discounted rates. You may also purchase tickets online at www.amtrav.com/ncrat. A $25 booking fee will apply to reservations made by phone, and a booking fee of $10 will be applied to reservations made online.
You also have the choice of using your favorite airline, travel agent or Internet travel service when booking your flight. Many websites are available that allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online... Expedia, Orbitz, Priceline and Travelocity are just a few.
Mears Transportation Group offers convenient and economical transportation from the Orlando International Airport to the Grande Lakes Resort. The fare is $19 one way and $30 roundtrip. This is a shared ride service; shuttles may make several stops at other hotels before reaching the Ritz-Carlton.
Cab fare from the airport to the Ritz-Carlton is approximately $35.00, one way. Taxis run on a meter system and charge the same rate regardless of the number of passengers (nine-person maximum). Flat rate fees are not authorized.
Valet parking (overnight) is available at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes for $25 (plus tax) for hotel guests; daily self- parking is offered at a rate of $18 per day (plus tax).
Weather & Attire
Resort casual attire is appropriate for all conference activities. Attire for the Welcome Reception and Closing Reception & Super Bowl Party is casual... wear your favorite team shirt or jersey to add to the fun.
Meeting room temperatures tend to be cool; as such, we recommend you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions. Orlando's average high temperature in January and February is 71 degrees and the average low is 49 degrees.