Convention Center
Guest Rooms4,900
Guest Rooms at 1 Hotel275 Guest Rooms
Special Event Venues40
Average Room Rate$146.00
Daily Food Cost$56.00
Occupancy Rate75%
Tax Rate7%



Give Them a Presentation To Remember

Sarasota, FL, centrally located on the picturesque Gulf Coast, is the perfect blend of cosmopolitan lifestyle and seaside oasis. A plethora of arts and entertainment, a recent Best Food City accolade, a vibrant, walkable downtown district and 35 miles of tranquil shoreline are just a few reasons that Sarasota is rapidly becoming a sought-after meetings destination. Attendees are delighted by Sarasota’s special combination of big city amenities and sophisticated small town charm. While unique experiences are abundant—from group kayaking through mangrove tunnels, to holding an unforgettable event at the famed Ringling Museum, world-renowned opera house or many local theaters—groups will also receive the personal attention and hospitality that major metropolises often lack. And now, a New Meeting Incentive Program makes selecting Sarasota even sweeter with up to $3,750 in reimbursements from Visit Sarasota County. Top Attractions Include: • The Ringling Museum • Siesta Key Beach • St. Armand’s Circle • Asolo Repertory Theater • Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall • Marie Selby Botanical Gardens • Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium • Ed Smith Stadium- Home of the Baltimore Orioles Spring Training Our Services: The benefit to meeting in Sarasota begins even before you arrive. All of the services offered by Visit Sarasota are complimentary. We can help you create the perfect meeting by acting as a priceless resource for your client or organization. We can help by: • Incentives for New Meetings • RFP Creation & Distribution • Attendance Building • Site visits • Vendor Referrals Don’t see it listed? No request is too big or too small – just ask! We are here to make your event memorable.


Up to $3,750 in Rebates or Reimbursements!

$615.00 - $3,750.00
08/17/2017 – 12/31/2021

Free "Save the Date" cards

09/18/2014 – 09/18/2018

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Getting Here

Centrally located on Florida’s Gulf Coast midway between Tampa and Naples, Sarasota is easily accessible by both air and interstate. Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport is located an easy five miles from downtown Sarasota. Airline service includes: Delta, American, United, WestJet, JetBlue, Air Canada Elite Airways and Allegiant Air Direct Routes: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Cincinatti, New York City (JFK & LGA), New York (Westchester), Detroit, Toronto, DC, Boston, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Portland, ME. Four additional airports are located within a 75-mile radius of Sarasota County, including Tampa International Airport just 50 miles north.

Distance from Airport

  • Sarasota Bradenton International Airport

    8.05 km from City Center

  • Tampa International Airport

    93.34 km from City Center


Local Attractions

The Ringling

A gorgeous gateway to the arts, the Ringling Museum is home to works from the Old Masters - Rubens, van Dyck, and Gainsbourgh to name a few.
1260 12th St.
Sarasota, FL, US 34243

Siesta Key Beach

Rated #1 in America by Dr. Beach, Siesta Key Beach is home to sugary white sands and a Gulf Coast view that will leave you breathless.

St. Armands Circle

Superb exclusive shops, galleries, exotic boutiques, sophisticated restaurants and nightlife just steps from the beach.
St. Armands Circle
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Circus Sarasota

Acts from around the world will amaze and astound. Family entertainment at its best. An experience not to be missed.
1500 Stringfield Ave.
Sarasota, FL, US 34237

Mote Aquarium

Sharks, dolphins, sea turtles, manatees, sea horses, touch pools and interactive theaters showcasing Mote Marine Laboratory's renowned research.
1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy.
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Crowley Museum and Nature Center

This "Jewel on the Myakka" is a 190-acre native Florida wildlife sanctuary and 1800s pioneer museum with hiking trails and historic buildings.
16405 Myakka Rd.
Sarasota, FL, US 34233

Marie Selby Botanical Garden

Explore the world's most spectacular display of rare orchids and bromeliads in this 8.5 acre tropical oasis on the shores of Sarasota Bay.
811 South Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL, US 34236

Florida Studio Theatre

The finest contemporary theatre. The cabaret offers convenient dining and musical entertainment in a turn-of-the-century Parisian cafe.
1241 N. Palm Ave.
Sarasota, FL, US 34236



High Season
Feb 1 – May 14
Shoulder Season
Nov 1 – Dec 31
Low Season
May 15 – Oct 31