Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
5601 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
Phone: 407-503-9276 or 866-360-7395 (toll-free)
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel has reserved a block of rooms for course participants and guests at a special group rate of $249 (USD) per night, plus applicable state and city sales tax, single or double occupancy. Group rates will apply three days prior to and three days after the course dates, based upon group room availability.
The hotel offers complimentary self-parking as well as internet access in guest rooms and meeting space.
To ensure accommodations, visit the hotel's online reservation page or call 866-360-7395 (toll-free) or 407-503-9276 before the room block fills or by Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Reservation requests received after Feb, 10 will be accepted at the group rate based on group room availability. When making a reservation, identify yourself as a participant of the "Mayo Clinic Gastroenterology" course.
Attendees are responsible for their own reservations.
Orlando International Airport (MCO) is located approximately 25 minutes or 15 miles from Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.
Hertz is offering a reduced daily rate for participants attending the course. Call 800-654-2240 (toll-free) or visit Hertz online and refer to the exclusive CV Number 03NR0009 when making reservations. Special rates include unlimited mileage. Advance reservations are recommended as cars are subject to availability.
Mears Transportation offers a shared airport shuttle. No reservations are necessary upon arrival for this shared ride shuttle. At the Mears counter located on level one at the airport, guests can purchase a ticket for the shuttle, which departs every 30-40 minutes. This shuttle is not direct between airport and hotel; shuttle will make stops along the way to drop off other passengers.
One-way adult fare on the Mears shuttle is $19 (USD); round-trip adult fare is $30 (USD). Reservations are required for return trip to airport, and pick-up time is three hours prior to flight time. Reservations can be made through the Loews Concierge at 407-503-1200.
Taxi service is available from the airport for an approximate fare of $45-50 (USD) each way.