Meeting Site & Hotel Information

The 24th International Pepper Conference will be held at The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers, Florida.

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa

17260 Harbour Pointe Drive
Fort Myers Florida 33908 USA
Phone: +1-239-466-4000
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Experience luxury and comfort near Sanibel Island

The Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa is perfectly located in picturesque Fort Myers; our sophisticated hotel places you just a short distance away from the famed beaches of Sanibel Island. Resort amenities include three sparkling outdoor pools and access to a private yacht, as well as a peaceful on-site spa with luxury treatments. Head out on the nearby nature trail, or rent a kayak and explore the water. Dining options for your visit include a stylish steakhouse, poolside nibbles and a delectable brunch and dinner service on the Sanibel Harbour Princess Yacht.

Discounted Group Rate & Reservation Instructions

Group Room Rate

$149 per night + taxes (currently 11%)* with one or two people per room.

*(tax rate subject to change without notice)

Important Items to Note
  • Only guest who book within the Pepper Conference room block receives negotiated perks including:
    • FREE access to the hotel’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center
    • FREE admittance to any of the 30+ exercise classes offered weekly
    • FREE self-parking (valet parking is $20.00 per car plus tax)
    • FREE in-room access to high-speed wired or wireless Internet service
    • FREE trolley transportation around the resort complex
    • FREE newspaper delivered to your guest room
  • To make your reservation, you may call Marriott reservations at (800) 767-7777 and mention Pepper 2018, or call the hotel directly at (239) 466-4000 and identify yourself as being with the 2018 International Pepper Conference.
  • Check-in Time: is 4:00pm  |  Check-out Time: 11:00am
  • Reservation cutoff date: Monday, October 8, 2018

Suggested Customary Gratuities for Hotel Staff

  • Baggage Handling: $5.00 per room, each way
  • Housekeeping: $3.00 per room, per day
  • Room Deliveries: $3.00, per room


It is possible you may be contacted by a company claiming to be the official housing bureau for this conference. These unscrupulous companies contact exhibitors and attendees, telling them the guest room block is sold out. The company quotes a rate at another hotel, claiming it is an official room block and that you must reserve through them to get discounted rates. Then they ask for your credit card information so they can make a reservation for you. DO NOT FALL FOR THIS or you will lose your money. This scam is affecting conferences nationwide. So no matter what meeting you attend, always use the hotel reservation links provided on the host organization’s web site.

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  • Address:
    2311 Mowry Road, Bldg. 78
    PO Box 110750
    Gainesville, FL 32611
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