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31st Annual


October 24-26, 2011

Royal Plaza Hotel
Lake Buena Vista, Florida

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Meeting Site & Hotel Accommodations

1905 Hotel Plaza Boulevard
PO Box 22203
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
Phone: (407) 828-2828
Fax: (407) 827-6338

The Royal Plaza Hotel is offering participants of the 31st Annual Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference, a very special rate of $114.00 per night, with a two-night minimum required, (plus 12.5% state and local taxes), for up to 4 people in a room. The group rate will be honored three days prior and three days following the conference dates, based on availability.

NOTE: The guest room block and group rate that has been negotiated with the hotel includes costs incurred to provide us with the large quantity of meeting space we require for our meetings. If we do not occupy a sufficient amount of guest rooms throughout the meeting, we will incur additional costs for meeting room rental charges. Therefore, we encourage all meeting participants to stay in the host hotel. Consequently, guests not staying at the Royal Plaza Hotel during the conference will be charged a $100 facilities fee to cover their portion of meeting room rental charges incurred.

[Explanation of Facilities Usage Fee].  

If your residential address is in Orange or Osceola County you are exempt from the Facilities Usage Fee stated above. If you have any questions, please contact Tom Wichman ( or Sharon Borneman (

To Make a Reservation:

  • Reservations must be made by Friday, September 23, 2011 in order to receive this group rate. Please be aware the block of rooms may fill before the deadline, so we urge you to make your reservation as soon as possible. After September 23, the discounted rate is not guaranteed on possible remaining rooms.  Please call the Hotel reservations direct line at (407) 828-2828 and identify yourself as a participant of the 31st Annual Florida Master Gardener Continued Training Conference to receive the reduced rates.
  • Please NoteDue to the overwhelming response to request complimentary in-room refrigerators, there are no more available.
  • Florida government participants: Florida government participants: 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). Note: The Hotel has received its Green Lodging certification. For information about Florida’s Green Travel Policies, click here.

Please note:

  • All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. A credit card will be charged for one night’s deposit. Cancellation of individual reservations within three (3) days of arrival will result in forfeiture of deposit or first nights room and tax.
  • The hotel check-in time is 4:00pm and check out is 11:00am.  If extended late check-out is requested and approved on the day of departure, there will be a 50% charge of the room rate.  If early departure before scheduled check-out date is required, there will be a fee of one night room and tax. 
  • The hotel is offering participants of the 31st Florida Master Gardener Conference:

1.     Complimentary high-speed wireless internet in the guest rooms,

2.     Self-parking is reduced to $6.00/day for overnight guests.

3.     Complimentary transportation to all four Disney theme parks.

4.     An optional discounted hot lunch on Monday for conference attendees.

5.     A luggage storage area will be provided for guests on Wednesday for checking out.

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