Orlando, Florida
Feb 2 - 5, 2013



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Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Orlando, FL  32819
Phone: 407-351-2420 (Reservations: 1-800-421-8001)


Group rates
$149 for Single and Double   
$169 for Triple and Quad

JANUARY 11, 2013.

Group rates will apply 3 days prior to and after the conference dates subject to availability. 


Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-421-8001 - identify yourself as part of the Southern Association of Agricultural Scientists to receive the group rate. All reservations are held for late arrival; however, any guaranteed reservations that fail to arrive will result in a charge of room and tax. Cancellations will be accepted up to 72 hours prior to arrival date.

Group rate benefits:
There will be no resort fee charged. Included in the group rate is 24 hour access to the health club, no charge for local and 800# calls, self parking, USA newspaper, pool concierge services, in-room safe, and in-room coffee and tea.

WEATHER NOTE: This hotel is spread out over a large area and is also undergoing construction in various areas. The meeting rooms are on the same grounds, however, it could be a several minute walk from your room to the meeting rooms. If weather is bad or you are not able to walk the distance, you can call the hotel for a ride and they will pick you up in a golf cart. Give them ample time to get to you as there may be others needing rides at the same time.

Check in is 4:00 pm - Check out is 11:00 am

Hotel website - not to be used for group rates.

Wyndham ByRequest

As a Wyndham Rewards with ByRequest member, your stay will be personalized. You will automatically receive welcome level benefits, including:

Free Internet access (wired, not wireless)
             FYI--This is included in the SAAS group rate.

Expedited check- in
Free domestic long-distance calls
Online access to hotel receipts, etc.
Join now and customize your next stay.

Incoming Packages:
No charge on overnight envelopes or express boxes under 10 lbs.
Other charges will be based on weight:
      11-30 lbs - $10
      31-50 lbs - $20
      51-100 lbs - $40
     101-250 lbs - $60
No charge for styrofoam boards used for student displays.

Packages should be marked "Hold for Arrival" and addressed to:
   Mr. Mark Legendre (SAAS)
   c/o Ms. Kim McCleary, Director
   Catering/Conference Services
   Wyndham Orlando Resort
   8001 International Drive
   Orlando, FL   32819 

Please have your name clearly displayed on all items sent to the hotel. Packages should not arrive before 48 hours before the SAAS conference begins.


Hotel is approx 12 miles from Orlando International Airport (MCO)

NOTE: We have secured a $4.00/person roundtrip discount from Mears Transportation. Click here for information and coupon.


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