Official Hotels for Wrestlecon 2017
Staying at our official hotels, and specifically using our group codes when booking our rooms, allows us to continue to bring these events to you. These hotels allow us to rent their group space (ballrooms) based upon the room blocks we guarantee and our food and beverage consumption that we also have to guarantee. We understand that there is always a hotel room somewhere in the city that is cheaper, but we appreciate you helping us by staying in our official hotels. We personally visit these hotels before making them part of the official block to guarantee they are well maintained and/or they are located close to the events/locations we know you’re interested in attending.
All four of our hotels are located on or immediately off International Drive, which is really the epicentre of Orlando tourism. If you enjoyed the energy of downtown New Orleans, you’ll appreciate all the options that present itself on International Drive. This is a short distance from all the major attractions such as Sea World, Universal Studios, Universal Islands of Adventure, Wet and Wild, Disney, and certainly the center of all Orlando nightlife that happens at Pointe Orlando. Anything on international drive is easily accessible through the I-Ride Trolly system ($2/ride or a $9/unlimited 5 day pass) that runs up/down International Drive. Unless you’re looking to make Disney the primary focus of your trip (in which case Disney hotels are a fantastic option), there is no better place to make your base camp in Orlando than International Drive.
To give you an idea of how many cool things there are to do on International Drive, check out the following list provided by the I Ride Trolly Website: http://www.iridetrolley.com/
These are our four official hotel partners for 2017:
Hyatt Regency Orlando – Convention Center – 9801 International Drive – $249/night.
This will be the primary hotel for Wrestlecon 2017 events. Recently voted one of the top 10 “convention hotels” in the world, we’re absolutely honored to call the Hyatt Regency Orlando our primary host hotel for 2017. We will be doing our exhibition/autograph events at this hotel on Friday and Saturday from 9am til 5pm. We’ll have Q&As going throughout the weekend to provided endless entertainment. We’ll also be doing our annual Supershow (Saturday night) from this venue as well as our Mania Moments Brunch (Sunday morning).
This is a resort quality hotel and is conveniently connected to the Convention Center (site of WWE Axxess) by a walking bridge. IF you thought the Hyatt Regency in Dallas was a nice hotel, you’ll be even more impressed with the Orlando Hyatt Regency range of restaurants and resort quality pool. If upscale is not your thing, they even have a 24hour Diner on the premises that has everything under the moon in terms of affordable, larger portion, food options. Although its the priciest hotel we have ever used, its worth every penny based upon its superior location as the host hotel to both Wrestlecon and to Axxess and the amenities of the property are second to none.
Wyndham Orlando Resort – 8001 International Drive – $179/night
We try to make every year a little different than year’s past. This year, the biggest wrinkle in the Wrestlecon plan will be the addition of a second hotel that will be primarily utilized to run live events. We’ll setup a “live arena” and there will be 8 separately ticketed live events throughout the three days. We will attempt to run 2 events on Thursday March 30th (4pm and 8pm), 3 events on Friday March 31st (12pm, 4pm, and 8pm), and 3 events on Saturday April 1st (12pm, 4pm, and 8pm) using groups from around the world to showcase their unique brand of professional wrestling. Many of these events will run at the same time as other Wrestlecon events, so it will provide fans with multiple options to choose all conveniently located on I-Drive. We are currently in negotiations with several organizations about bringing shows to the weekend.
If you think you’re interested in seeing many of the live events during those three days, this will be a conveniently located hotel. It also has a very impressive pool area that is great for families to relax with kids and an assortment of food options both on the premises or a very short walk.
Avanti Resort – 8738 International Drive – $119/night
We realize that this week is a very expensive trip and many of our Wrestlecon attendees are doing whatever they can to save some money. Unquestionably, the Hyatt is the most expensive hotel we ever used before and we wanted to give the least expensive hotel option ever as well. The Avanti Resort is our lowest priced official hotel option, EVER, and is ideally located about halfway between the Hyatt Regency and the Wyndham Orlando Resort. It gets exceptional ratings on sites like TripAdviser for its value and cleanliness and if you’re not looking for any “frills”, this is a great option. We can’t stress enough how convenient the location is to everything on International Drive and what a great value hotel the Avanti Resort is for people that are on a budget. You can easily walk to either venue or use the I-Ride Trolley system.
Because this will likely be the most sought after property because of its value and location, we have imposed a 30 day cancellation fee penalty. You can book this hotel with no cancellation fee (prior to 30 days before your checkin) and you do have the ability to modify your reservation without penalty anytime, but if you cancel your reservation less than 30 days before your scheduled check in, there is an imposed 1 night penalty for this cancellation. This is designed to prevent people from blocking this hotel and taking all the rooms and then not cancelling until right before the event. We had that issue this past year with the Crowne Plaza and alot of people weren’t able to use our most affordable official room block option as a result. Despite not having any official events scheduled at this hotel, this hotel will be our largest room block, WrestleCon attendees are basically taking over the majority of this hotel.
Marriott Courtyard International Drive / Convention Center – 8600 Austrian Ct – $189/night
If you’re a fan of Marriott hotels, this is also a great option. Free parking, mini fridge, lots of space. If you’re part of the Marriott rewards program, this is a great value for a Marriott property in this prime location in the middle of International Drive.
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