April Small Market of the Month: Sarasota, Florida

Groups will enjoy big city amenities with a sophisticated small-town feel in the cultural gem of Florida. Sarasota County’s already distinctive portfolio of hotels and resorts has grown substantially in 2017 and hasn’t stopped yet, adding 1500 new rooms to the area’s inventory. This area is the ideal backdrop for unforgettable beachfront, bay front, urban or suburban meetings and incentives, and the highest concentration of Zagat-rated restaurants in Florida. Visit Sarasota County is currently offering valuable meeting incentives.

WHERE:

Located approximately one hour south of Tampa on award-winning Gulf Coast beaches, groups can conveniently fly into Sarasota-Bradenton International Airport (SRQ).

CLOSEST AIRPORTS:

Sarasota – Bradenton International Airport (SRQ) – 5 miles from Downtown Sarasota
Tampa – Tampa International Airport (TPA) – 65 miles from Downtown Sarasota

MEETING SPACE:

Ideal size of groups is 200 – 250
Total Square Feet of Hotel Meeting Space: 177,630 square feet
Total Square Feet of Venue Meeting Space: 124,050 square feet

HOTELS:

Sarasota has a total of 37 hotels with a total of 177,630 square feet of meeting space.
The largest meeting hotel in the area has 296 rooms and 22,000 sq.ft. of meeting space.
Average Hotel Rate: $173

FEATURED HOTELS:

The Ritz-Carlton Sarasota

The Westin Sarasota

The Resort at Longboat Key Club

Hyatt Regency Sarasota

Art Ovation, Autograph Collection

TOP ATTRACTIONS:

The Ringling

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium

Circus Arts Conservatory

Siesta Key Beach

St. Armand’s Circle

Asolo Repertory Theater

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall

FEATURED RESTAURANTS:

Visit www.visitsarasota.com/things-to-do/restaurants to view Sarasota’s restaurants.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Visit Sarasota County
Ellen Thomas, Meeting Sales Manager
ethomas@visitsarasota.com
Direct: (941) 955-0991 ext. 105
(800) 800-3906 ext. 105
www.SarasotaMeetings.com