Southern Regional Cooperative
Soil Survey Conference:

Innovative Technologies for the New Soil Survey

July 14-17, 2008 l Gainesville, FL


Meeting Site and Hotel Accommodations

2900 SW 13th Street
Gainesville, FL 32608
TOLL FREE: 1-877-992-9229
LOCAL: 352-377-4000
FAX: 352-377-7766 

The Paramount Plaza Hotel and Conference Center stands out amongst the best accommodations in Gainesville, Florida. Bordered by the picturesque Bivens Arm Lake Nature Preserve, the hotel is Gainesville's only lakefront hotel, offering a taste of Florida the way it used to be. Completely renovated in 2007, the Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center is ideally located only minutes from Gainesville's most important and popular attractions and venues, such as the University of Florida, the Butterfly Rainforest, Paynes Prarie State Park, the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, and Shands Hospital. The hotel is a short drive North of historic Micanopy and antique shopping, and just a few miles from downtown Gainesville.

Reservation Information

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites - Master SuiteThe Paramount Plaza is offering a special reduced rate of $88 per night plus state and local taxes, currently at 9.25% for the SRCSSC. Reservations must be made directly to the hotel by calling 352-377-4000. Your reservation must be made by June 20, 2008 in order to receive the reduced rate.  Be certain to identify yourself as a “Soil Scientist” when making your reservation.   All reservations must be guaranteed for the first night’s room and tax within fourteen (14) days of making the reservation. You may guarantee payment by American Express, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, Check or Money Order.  Should you need to cancel your reservation, please do so no later than 24-hours before your arrival date to avoid one night’s room charge (plus tax).

Check-in Time: 3:00pm

Check-Out Time:  11:00am

The Paramount Plaza Features:

  • Free Wireless Internet in every room

  • Free Shuttle to Gainesville Regional Airport, University of Florida & Shands Hospital

  • Private Balcony

  • "Lakeside Bar & Grill"

  • Beautiful Outdoor Pool Area

  • Hotel Fitness Center & Business Center

  • Free In-Room Coffee

  • "Forgot Something" amenities

  • On-site laundry facilities & Same Day Dry Cleaning

  • Pillow-top Mattresses

  • Foam or Feather Pillows

  • AC with in-room controls

  • In room safe

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Suites - Gainesville Florida Hotel on beautiful Lake BivensGovernment Participants
Please Note:

Florida State Government Employees: To receive tax exempt status, payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card and be accompanied by a Florida sales tax exemption certificate (presented at check-in).

Federal Government Employees: Employees of the Federal Government must provide a copy of official government travel orders at check-in or present valid government I.D. upon check-in and payment must be made in the form of a government issued check or credit card.

Click Here for driving directions to the Paramount Plaza.    


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