Hotel & Travel Information
We look forward to seeing you at the 2019 AACSB B-School Communications and Development Symposium. The information below outlines arrangements made for meeting participants.
Meeting Start & End Time
The conference will begin with registration on Sunday, March 10 and will end after lunch on Tuesday, March 12.
Conference Site and Headquarter Hotel
Sheraton Sand Key Resort
1160 Gulf Boulevard
Clearwater Beach, FL 33767-2703
Tel: +1727 595 1611
Make Your Reservation
Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Go to visitclearwaterflorida.com to lean more about the city and its attractions.
About the Hotel
Searching for that unforgettable Clearwater Beach Resort getaway? The one that will make you wish you never had to leave? You just found it — the Sheraton Sand Key! Picture this: Just outside your balcony, the morning sunlight sparkles on the waters of the warm Gulf of Mexico. You wake to the smell of fresh brewed coffee. A gentle knock on your door — your sumptuous breakfast in bed has arrived. As you lay snug in your covers, maybe you’ll read the newspaper. Or maybe not! Now the hard decisions begin: Will your day be spent beach-combing? Golfing? Shopping? Lazing with a cocktail by the pool? Whatever you choose, it will add to your perfect day! And when evening rolls around, you decide it’s time for a treat — an exclusive, fine-dining experience by our own Chef John. As the sunset paints the sky with colorful memories of the day gone by, you’ll know in your heart each moment was time well spent.
Each delegate is responsible for making his or her own hotel reservation. The cost of the hotel room is not included in the registration fee. Any guestroom changes, cancellations, etc., are the delegate’s responsibility and must be made directly with the hotel according to the guidelines below in order to avoid financial penalty. A room block is being held at Sheraton Sand Key Resort for AACSB Conference participants. Preferred room rate is 215 USD per night, single or double occupancy, plus tax. The current taxes are 13% per room per night. The room rate includes complimentary in-room wireless internet access. When making reservations, please ask for the AACSB room block to receive the preferred room rate. The Sheraton Sand Key Resort must be contacted no later than February 8, 2019 to receive the group discount room rate. Sleeping rooms are based on availability and may sell out prior to the cut-off date.
When making arrangements through travel websites or an agent, the negotiated AACSB rates may not always be available. Please request your travel agent to book your room in the AACSB-negotiated room block for the event.
We have been made aware that third-party companies, Exhibitor Housing Services (EHS), Global Expo Travel, Exhibitor Travel Bureau, and Business Travel Management, are contacting our attendees, introducing themselves as the official ‘housing bureau’ for the event. This is not the case. EHS, Global Expo Travel, Exhibitor Travel Bureau, and Business Travel Management are not affiliated in any way with AACSB or with the Sheraton Sand Key Resort. If you booked through these companies, we believe that your information may be compromised and we would strongly recommend that you do not give any personal information, including credit card details to EHS, Business Travel Management, Global Expo Travel, Exhibitor Travel Bureau, or any other unknown vendor. If you receive an e-mail from these companies, please forward to it to email@example.com.
Hotel Cancellation Policy
All reservations must be guaranteed by a credit card, money order or deposit check. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservation within 48 hours of the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.
Ground Transportation Information
The Hotel recommends guest use Super Shuttle or Ambassador Car Service for round-trip airport transfers to and from Tampa International Airport. The current cost is 56 USD (Super Shuttle) or 128 USD up to 4 people (Ambassador) round trip.
Self-Parking is Complimentary.
Visa Invitation Letters
AACSB International’s policy requires attendees be registered and paid in full to receive a visa invitation letter. If you have an invitation letter request, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suggested dress is business casual.