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FOCAPO Lodging & Travel Information

Coral Springs, FL - USA

Conference Dates: Sunday, January 12 - Wednesday, January 15, 2003
Reservations: Call 954-753-5598 or Fax: 954-753-2888
Cut-off Date for Rates: Friday, December 20, 2002
Room Rate: $164.00 (single or double)

When making reservations via telephone refer to Group Code: FOCAPO

You can make reservations over the Marriott website. At this link, click the RESERVE A ROOM button. Then type in your arrival, departure dates and at the bottom of the screen type FCAFCAA in the GROUP CODE field.

The Coral Springs Marriott at Heron Bay (formerly Radisson Resort Coral Springs) is a full service resort located just off the Sawgrass Expressway, midway between Fort Lauderdale and Boca Raton in the exclusive Heron Bay section of Coral Springs.

The Coral Springs Marriott is the area's premier full service golf and conference resort! Situated directly on the celebrated PGA TOUR's Tournament Players Club at Heron Bay, home of the 1997-2002 Honda Classic tournaments, and offers a state of the art, 30,000 square foot conference center.

For golf lovers, the resort hosts the Tournament Players Club at Heron Bay! This 18-hole PGA TOUR facility was designed by player Mark McCumber with five sets of tees to challenge players of all skill levels, for play from 4,961 to 7,268 yards. Chosen among Golf Magazine's "Top Ten Places you can Play", this course features the highest quality in design, personal service and amenities.

Learn more about the facility at their website

Coral Springs Marriott General Policies:

Check-In time is 4:00 pm and Check-Out time is 12:00 pm. Guests may check in earlier, based upon availability. The resort will provide baggage check and a changing room if requested.

Extra person charge is $20 per night for each occupant above 2. There is a 6 person maximum per room.

Children under 17 stay free in same room as parents.

Reservations Information:

  • When making your reservations, you must identify yourself with the group name: FOCAPO Conference.
  • Rates do not include a 11% state and local taxes. (subject to change)
  • These rates will be available to our attendees 3 days prior and 3 days following the conference as long as rooms are available.
  • A credit card number is required upon booking your reservation.
  • All reservations must be guaranteed for the first night's room and tax with a major credit card or advance deposit.
  • Reservations canceled prior to 72 hours of arrival date will receive a full refund.
  • No refunds are made for cancellations received after the 72 hour deadline.
  • The resort will fax or e-mail confirmations to attendees upon their request. Otherwise, confirmations will be mailed.
  • An early departure fee of 50% of the room rate will apply.
  • No shows will be charged one night's room and tax. Medical, death and family emergency situations will be reviewed on a case by case basis by the reservations manager. Documentation may be required.

Travel Information

Flying to Coral Springs: The Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (airport code: FLL) is located approximately 30 minutes from the Coral Springs Marriott. Thirty five schedule airlines currently serve FLL, providing nonstop service to 36 cities within the U.S. and 16 international destinations including Frankfurt, Montreal, and Toronto. There are 558 flights schedule each day.

Airline Reservations FLL Non-stop Destinations

American 1-800-433-7300 Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, St. Louis, San Juan

America West/British Airways 1-800-235-9292 Las Vegas, Phoenix

Continental 1-800-525-0280 Cleveland, Houston, New York

Delta 1-800-843-9378 Atlanta, Cincinnati, Dallas, New York, Tampa

Northwest/KLM 1-800-225-2525 Detroit, Memphis

Southwest 1-800-435-9792 Baltimore, Chicago, Jacksonville, Long Island, Memphis, Nashville, New Orleans, Orlando, Tampa

United/Lufthansa 1-800-241-6522 Chicago

US Airways 1-800-428-4322 Charlotte, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC

Car Rental: The rental car companies listed below have counters in each terminal. Avis, Budget, Dollar, and National have on-airport facilities. Car return areas for on-site agencies are located along East Perimeter and Service Roads and can be reached from the main entrance or via Perimeter Road off of Griffin Road. Upon entering the terminal area, follow the signs to your rental car company. All companies provide shuttle service to and from the terminals.

Company: Phone:
Alamo (954) 525-4713
Avis (954) 359-3255
Budget (954) 359-4700
Capital (954) 764-6563
Dollar (954) 359-7800
Enterprise (954) 760-9888
Exotic Car Rentals (888) 541-1789
Hertz (954) 764-1199
Interamerican (954) 527-1536
National (954) 359-8303
Royal (954) 768-0222
Thrifty (954) 463-8060

The following rental car companies also provide car rental service but do not have counters at the airport:

Company: Phone:
Access Auto Rental & Leasing (954) 767-9392
Alba Rent A Car (888) 345-2522
Bay Auto Rental (954) 522-7172
Florida Auto Rental (800) 327-3791
Gold Coast Car Rental (954) 522-0665
Lauderdale By The Sea Rent A Car (954) 776-4950
Rent A Wreck (800) 535-1391
Sunshine Rent A Car (954) 467-8100

Business Service and Currency Center: ATM's are located in each Concourse. Phone cards, travel insurance, US postage stamps, US postal mail drop, FEDEX drop, and fax machines are located in the Main office in Terminal 2.

Currency exchange in Terminal 2 between the hours of 8:00 a.m and 8:00 p.m. and in the Customs area, lower level Terminal 4, during international inbound flights. Other services available in Terminal 2 are photo copies and money wires.

Taxi/Yellow Cab: Available on demand. Check in at the Transportation Podium located lower level, curbside of each terminal. Rate comparison charts are posted at each podium or click on Typical Rates for the information. Taxicabs accept up to 5 persons for fare stated on meters (taxi fares regulated by law in Broward county). Call Yellow Cab if you have any questions at (954) 565-2800.

Shuttle/Limo Service: The following are three services that provide door-to-door service from the Ft. Lauderdale Airport to the Marriott:

  • Florida Airport Express - (954) 760-9444 or (866) 760-9444. $29.00 per person shared ride. Call them from the baggage claim area or make advanced reservations. (www.floridaairportexpress.com)

  • Tri County Airport Express - (954) 561-8888 or (800) 244-8252. $15.00 per shared ride or $45.00 for private car up to 4 people. Walk up service is available outside baggage claim. (www.floridalimo.com)

  • Aloha Limo Service - (954) 772-1300 or (877) 562-5642. (www.alohalimo.net)

Driving to the Coral Springs Marriott:

From the Ft. Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport (FLL):

Fort Lauderdale is approximately 24 miles northwest. Exit Airport to I-595 West, to Sawgrass Expressway (FL-869) North, to Coral Ridge Drive, (Exit 10). Left on Coral Ridge Dr, go approx. 1/4 mile to Heron Bay Boulevard. Left on Heron Bay Boulevard, the hotel is just ahead on the right.

From the Miami International Airport (MIA):

Miami is approximately 40 miles north. Exit Airport to Expressway 836 West, to Expressway 826 North, to I-75 North to Sawgrass Expressway (FL-869) North. Exit at Coral Ridge Drive (Exit 10). Left on Coral Ridge, follow approx. 1/4 mile to Heron Bay Blvd. Left on Heron Bay, the hotel is just ahead on the right.

From the Palm Beach Airport (PBI):

Palm Beach is approximately 45 miles southwest. I-95 South to SW 10th Street Exit. Go right (West) on SW 10th street which turns into the Sawgrass Expressway. Follow Sawgrass Expressway (FL-869) to Coral Ridge Drive (Exit 10). Right on Coral Ridge Drive. Go approx. 1/4 mile to Heron Bay Boulevard. Left on Heron Bay Boulevard. The hotel is just ahead on the right.