Accommodation, Location, and Travel

Reserve Your Hotel Room

To reserve your room at the conference hotel use the following link: Hotel Booking for FLAIRS-32 .

Individual reservations are due by April 19, 2019.

The above link allows FLAIRS attendees to book rooms for the dates of FLAIRS-32 at the discounted group rate.

As a second option you may call the reservations desk, reachable at 800-441-2113. When calling, please be sure to mention the 32nd International FLAIRS Conference.

There is a LIMITED number of rooms at the FLAIRS discount rate.


Deluxe Kitchenette – Four Story Main Building: $135.00 per room, per night

Beachfront Junior Suite – South Tower: $209.00 per room, per night

Standard Guestroom (Student Discount) – Four Story Main Building: $119.00 per room, per night

Group Rates will be honored three days pre and post based on availability.

The special FLAIRS rate includes:

  • FREE Parking - Waived Parking fee of $15.00 per room per night!
  • Complimentary WI-FI in meeting space, guestrooms and public areas.
  • Waived Resort fee of $29.00 per room per night!

Location and Travel

FLAIRS-32 takes place at the Lido Beach Resort hotel in Sarasota Florida. FLAIRS-32 takes place at the Lido Beach Resort in Sarasota, FL. Beautifully located on a private white sand beach near Siesta Key, the Lido Beach Resort is the perfect destination to experience the relaxed culture and natural beauty of Florida’s Gulf Coast. This Sarasota luxury resort invites you to kick back and take in the picturesque views from a 300-foot white sand beach, enjoy a refreshing swim in the two year-round heated pools (one for families and one for adults only), and indulge with an array of resort amenities including a tiki bar, beach volleyball, bicycle rental, and more. FLAIRS will have exclusive use of the 6,000 square feet of sophisticated function space. Within easy reach are Orlando's theme parks and the famous Kennedy Space Center.


Lido Beach Resort

700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota, FL 34236

Phone: (941) 388-2161

US & Canada: (800) 441-2113

Fax (941) 388-3175

Transportation Information: The hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the St. Armand’s Circle shopping district and will provide shuttle service to and from Sarasota/Bradenton International Airport upon request for a nominal fee.

Guest Accommodations: 222 deluxe accommodations, most of which include full kitchens. All rooms feature private balcony, in-room hair dryer, iron and ironning board, in-room coffee makers. Suites and kitchenettes include full refrigerator, microwave, dual stovetop, dishwasher, and dining area. One bedroom suites are furnished with complete living areas and pull-out sofas.

Dining & Entertainment:

Christopher’s Dining Room is an award-winning restaurant located on the eighth floor and featuring a breathtaking view of the city skyline and a mouthwatering menu, including the Champagne Sunday Brunch.

Café Lido, is located on the first floor and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a casual environment. The Tiki Bar, located just of the pool deck, is open daily serving light fare and libations. Christopher’s Lounge is also located on the eighth floor and offers a panoramic view of the Gulf of Mexico, a comfortable atmosphere, and entertainment every Friday and Saturday night.

Services/Shops/Facilities: Full-time concierge is available to serve guests’ needs seven days a week. The gift shop is also open daily and there is 24-hour business center and fitness center. Guests enjoy poolside services which include daily children’s activities, beach volleyball, and complimentary pool and beach chairs.

Nearby Recreation: The hotel is located just one mile from world-class shopping and dining at St. Armand’s Circle, featuring over 114 shops and restaurants. Other nearby attractions include Mote Marine Aquarium, Ringling Museum of Art, Selby Botanical Gardens, and Ed Smith Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Reds Spring Training program.

Meetings Facilities General Information: The resort offers over 6,000 square feet of flexible meeting space capable of accommodating groups of 12 to 200.

Meeting Equipment/Services-Provided By The Hotel: Projection, teleconferencing facilities, PA system, microphone, A/V equipment, stack chairs, lectern/podium, copier and easel.

Meeting Equipment/Services-Provided By Outside Vendors: Portable stage, notary public, multilingual translation service, security guards and stationery supplies.