Important Alert Concerning Room Reservations:
AGA has been notified by several members who stated that they have been contacted by a housing services company that claims to represent AGA to provide rooms for AGA’s 2013 Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition. AGA uses no such company for any such representation. Any statement from a housing services company that they represent AGA and are affiliated with the 2013 AGA Operations Conference and Biennial Exhibition is false.
CAUTION: Housing companies that try to sell you rooms for AGA events may not have an agreement with the hotel, may not provide refunds but only credits to be used within a limited time and on limited terms, may not disclose all of their fees up front and may require payment in advance and have substantial fees for cancellations or amendments. The Better Business Bureau and other consumer watch-dog groups have received complaints about the services some of these companies offer.
All of AGA’s links to hotels are direct ones. AGA reserves a room-block for its registrants well in advance of meeting dates and negotiates advantageous room fees and cancellation policies as a benefit to members and registrants. Members and registrants use AGA’s negotiated terms to enter into a direct relationship with the hotel. Bypassing this service may put you at the risk of the terms set by the housing company.
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Parkway
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Group rate: $235.00* single/double occupancy per night
To make a hotel reservation click here.
Hotel reservation deadline is April 19, 2013.
UPDATE: Overflow hotel:
AGA has secured a block of rooms at the nearby Omni ChampionsGate Resort to accommodate guests requiring sleeping rooms for the evening of Thursday, May 23rd. AGA will be providing complimentary shuttle transportation between the Gaylord and Omni Thursday, May 23rd from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Friday, May 25th from 6:00 a.m. to noon. AGA made every effort to increase the Thursday evening sleeping room block at the Gaylord. Unfortunately, the property is completely sold-out due to a larger group checking-in. AGA staff sincerely apologize for the inconvenience of switching hotels and are confident you will enjoy the accommodations and service at the Omni ChampionsGate. To make reservations please click here. The discounted room rate in the AGA block is $194.00. This includes the resort fee and shuttle service. Reservations must be made April 23rd.
Room rate includes:
- Wireless Internet Access in Each Guest Room
- Wireless Internet Access in Atriums, Restaurants and Lobbies
- Local Phone Calls and Toll-Free Phone Calls up to 20 min
- Access to the Fitness Center
- Daily newspaper
- Bottled Water (2 bottles provided daily)
- Local Shuttle Service