In and Around Orlando - Additional travel information and tips
Great hotel, tour and recreation opportunities are also waiting for you in and around Orlando - starting with a great stay with special discounted rates at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. We highly recommend that you choose this meeting headquarters hotel – although it is officially on the Disney property, it is not situated in the heart of Orlando or in close proximity to other hotel opportunities, so daily travel to and from may be lengthy and expensive. Plus, your Hilton reservation includes the mandatory $22 resort fee, internet access in the guest rooms, and free shuttle service to Disney attractions. The schedule of free shuttle service will be posted the week prior to the meeting.
Please note: ECS has received feedback that an unauthorized housing bureau may be contacting exhibitors and potential attendees. This company is not the official meeting housing bureau and is in no way affiliated with the 225th ECS Meeting or the Orlando Hilton Bonnet Creek. To take advantage of hotel discounts and amenities, please reserve directly through this Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek registration link.
Discounts for Airport Shuttle Vans through Mears Motor Shuttle
A discount from Mears Motor Shuttle is available online. Please click here for reservations and discount information; you will not need a code.
225th ECS Meeting attendees can prepay at the discounted rate for the Mears Motor Shuttle service then print the confirmation.
Your confirmation includes a bar code which you must take to any of the Mears kiosks at the airport.
There are four Mears kiosks (2 in each terminal) located on Level 1 of the airport, at either end of the rental car counters. You may then use a self-service kiosk or present the confirmation to the Customer Service Representative.
Once the confirmation is scanned, you will receive a two part ticket for the Mears Motor Shuttle, one for arrival one for departure.
Ground Transportation at the Hilton
Meeting attendees may choose to rent an electric vehicle through Enterprise Rent-A-Car at the Orlando International Airport; please click here for details. Hertz Rent-A-Car is conveniently located at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek lobby near the concierge desk. The desk hours are 8:00am – 6:00pm and the direct number is 407-597-3692.
A complimentary shuttle service holding 55 guests runs every 30-60 minutes, depending on the destination, daily. Pick up is at the green roof bus stop by the front drive entrance. The schedule of departures and returns will be posted as the meeting date gets closer.
In order to receive a 10% discount on Diamond Cab taxi services, please mention this promotional code when making your reservation: ECS 514. Taxi reservation should be made 30-60 minutes prior to your expected pick up time. To make a reservation please call 407-523-3333 and press for option 1. You may also make a reservation online.
Please note, it is highly suggested that attendees ask for specifically a “taxi” when communicating with the hotel and bellman staff. If a “taxi” is not specified, a luxury car will be called and therefore drastically increase the price.