niversal Orlando Resort is one of the most sought-after destinations for meet- ings and events in the country. With more than 250,000 square feet of customizable meeting and event space, Universal Orlando Resort can host groups of up to 20,000 attendees. By partnering with
Universal Orlando’s incredible staff, meeting planners can take advantage of two theme parks, Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure, as well as the Universal CityWalk entertainment complex, and three on-site,AAA Four-Diamond hotels. Universal Studios Florida, the world’s pre-
mier movie- and TV-based theme park, features an array of movie sets, rides, and attractions that will put attendees up on the big screen and in the spotlight. Planners can opt for a New York City–themed street party with hot-dog and pret- zel street vendors, or a glamorous gala on Holly- wood Boulevard complete with Marilyn Monroe, Lucille Ball, and other movie legends walking the red carpet. Next door, Universal’s Islands of Adventure
offers multiple themed islands, including The WizardingWorld of Harry Potter, where atten- dees can enjoy exclusive access to Hogwarts castle, the shops of Hogsmeade, and Harry Pot- ter and the Forbidden Journey—a state-of-the- art attraction that brings the stories of Harry Potter to life. Planners can even incorporate backdrops and props from the parks into their private themed events. When night falls, Univer- sal CityWalk is the hottest spot in Orlando for entertainment, dining, live music, and more. Groups can buy out one of the many restau- rants and venues for dinner, an evening recep- tion, or even a massive block party. The destination’s three on-site hotels pro-
vide an additional 133,000 square feet of com- bined meeting space. Groups can choose between the luxurious Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, the electrifying Hard Rock Hotel, or the exotic Loews Royal Pacific Resort.
ITALIAN GETAWAY: Planners and atten- dees alike will enjoy La Dolce Vita (“the sweet life”) at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando Resort, where guests will truly feel as if they’re wandering the charming streets and cafés of Portofino.
POTTER MANIA: While staying on site, attendees can enjoy exclusive theme-park benefits like early admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter or skipping regular lines with Universal Express access.
AT A GLANCE Meeting facilities: More than 250,000 square feet of customizable meeting space Hotel rooms: Three AAA Four-Diamond hotels (2,400 guest rooms): Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Loews Royal Pacific Resort, Hard Rock Hotel Attractions: Universal Studios Florida, Univer- sal’s Island of Adventure, CityWalk entertain- ment complex