by Lisa A. Grimaldi | October 01, 2017

Meeting Hotels: To find a full list of area hotels, and to send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center:
 Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center; exhibit space, 30,000 square feet; meeting rooms, 14. (855) 318-4768; sirata.com

Airport Transit: Tampa International Airport, about 18 miles east of Clearwater and 20 miles northeast of St. Petersburg. Transfer cost to Clearwater or St. Petersburg by taxi, $50; by Uber, about $20

Taxes: Room tax, 6%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

Group Venue: Organize a surreal dinner or reception for up to 650 guests at the Dali Museum, featuring the works of the flamboyant Spanish artist. Venue rental includes viewing of the art galleries for up to two hours. (727) 823-3767

Contact: Visit St. Petersburg/Clearwater, (727) 464-7200 or (877) 352-3224