The Advocacy Conference – Hotel Information

The Council’s group room block at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel is closed as of January 5. As of that date, the hotel still had a small number of rooms available at a higher rate. Please call the hotel directly at (866) 360-7395 to determine their current availability and rates. There are also rooms available at the Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando, which provides a complimentary shuttle to the Loews Portofino Bay.

WAIT LIST: If you would like to be placed on the wait list for a room at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, please contact Kristin Hanley at khanley@pac.org. Being placed on the waiting list is not a guarantee of a room. We recommend that you make an alternate reservation and note the cancellation policy for your reservation in the event a room does come available at the conference hotel. Rooms will be granted as cancellations are received. You will be contacted no later than January 26 if a room becomes available. After that date, the waiting list will be released.

Conference Location

Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando
5601 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, Florida, 32819

Room Reservation

GENERAL INFORMATION REGARDING GROUP ROOM BLOCKS
Once the rooming block is full or after the cut-off date (whichever comes first), you may not be able to obtain the Public Affairs Council group rate or a room at the conference hotel. Therefore, we recommend that you book a room as early as possible.

Also please note that the room rate is only valid for the nights of the conference (check-in taking place on the first advertised day of the conference and check-out on the final day.) Some hotels have been known to honor the room rate on the few days before and after our events, but please be aware that it is not guaranteed and that the room rate may be different.

ROOM RATES & RESERVATIONS
The Public Affairs Council has obtained a special group rate of $267 per night at the Loews Portofino Bay. This rate includes complimentary high speed internet access in your hotel room and access to the fitness center at a discounted rate of $6 per day. To make hotel reservations, please call (866) 360-7395 or reserve online. When calling, make sure to identify yourself as a Public Affairs Council registrant to receive the group rate. The deadline for reservations is January 5, 2018.

All reservations must be secured with a valid credit card along with a first night’s room and tax deposit. Individual reservations may be cancelled without penalty up to 5 days in advance of your arrival date. For cancellations received after this window, the deposit is non-refundable and will be collected as a cancellation fee.

At check-in, guests will have the opportunity to reconfirm departure dates. Any guest departing prior to that date will be assessed an early departure fee of $50.

Loews Portofino Bay at Universal Orlando
5601 Universal Boulevard

Orlando, Florida, 32819
Reservations: 1-866-360-7395 / reserve online
Room Rate: $267 per night
Cut-off date: January 5, 2018
Check-in time: 4:00pm
Check-out time: 11:00am
When calling to make reservations, make sure to identify yourself as a “Public Affairs Council” registrant 

Getting Here

Airports

Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the closest airport to the hotel.

  • Shuttle Service: Shuttles depart from each baggage-claim area and make multiple stops. Prices vary per shuttle. For more information and to make arrangements, contact the hotel concierge at 407-503-1200.
  • Taxis: Approximately $40–60 each way (prices vary and are subject to change)
  • Private Car Service: The service can be arranged through the hotel concierge at approximately $90 each way (for a regular sedan up to four people. Prices vary and are subject to change).

For more information and to make arrangements, please contact the hotel concierge at 407-503-1200.

Parking

Both valet and self-parking are currently available at the Loews Portofino Bay. Please note that all parking rates listed are subject to change by the discretion of the hotel without prior notice.

  • Valet Parking – $29
  • Self Parking – $22