by Lisa A. Grimaldi | April 01, 2017

Meeting Hotels: Properties within walking distance of the Orange County Convention Center include the 1,639-room Hyatt Regency Orlando, 1,417-room Hilton Orlando, 1,334-room Rosen Centre Hotel and 800-room Rosen Plaza Hotel.

To find and compare Orlando area properties, and to send RFPs, visit mcvenues.com.

Convention Center: Orange County Convention Center; exhibit space, 2.1 million square feet; number of meeting rooms, 74; (407) 685-9800 or (800) 345-984

Airport Transit: Orlando International Airport, about 13 miles southeast of downtown Orlando and 14 miles east of the Orange County Convention Center/International Drive. Transfer  cost by taxi, $38-$45 to downtown, $38-$45 to the convention center/International Drive; by shuttle, $20-$32 to downtown, $21-$33 to the convention center/International Drive

Taxes: Orlando/Orange County: room tax, 6%; sales tax, 6.50%; total taxes on hotel rooms, 12.5%

Walt Disney World Resort hotels in Orange County: room tax, 6%; sales tax, 6.5%; total tax on hotel rooms, 12.5%

Disney properties in Osceola County: room tax, 6%; sales tax, 7%; total tax on hotel rooms, 13%

Group Venue: Throw a block party for your group right in the middle of a theme park. Sign on for an Our Block Party at Universal CityWalk, which combines three or more venues within the attraction to allow attendees to experience an eclectic mix of themes, cuisine and entertainment, all in one night. Enjoy a taste of CityWalk or allow Universal chefs to build a menu of specific preferences. This event is for groups of 600 to 6,000 people. (888) 266-2121

Contact: Visit Orlando, (800) 643-0482