Hotel and travel
4955 Kyngs Heath Road
Kissimmee, FL 34746
Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Buena Vista South is located 3.5 miles from the entrance to the Walt Disney World® Resort and a 20-minute drive to Orlando International Airport. Cool off at Aquatica water park and get close to the dolphins and stingrays at SeaWorld® Orlando. Be at the heart of the action at Universal Studios Florida® and Universal Islands of Adventure®, and enjoy the Harry Potter attraction and thrill ride.
We make it easy to maintain your exercise routine when you travel. Our guests have complimentary 24/7 access to Embassy Suites Hotels Fitness Centers, featuring state-of-the-art cardio and balance equipment along with a range of weight-training options.
A limited number of rooms are available at the conference rate of $109 for a single or double plus applicable state and local taxes (currently 13 percent). All of our guests are welcomed with a two-room suite, free made-to-order breakfast each morning, and complimentary drinks and snacks for two hours every night.
To receive this special rate, call the hotel direct at (407) 597-4000 or (800) 551-1841, ask for reservations and identify yourself as attending IIE 2014 Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference and refer to group code LSS or book online. Discount room rate expires at 5 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, Sept. 14 or when the room block is full.
A deposit equal to one night’s room and tax is required to secure a reservation. Deposits are refundable if cancelation is made at least 48 hours prior to arrival and a cancelation number is obtained. Guest departing prior to their reserved check-out date will be assessed an early check-out fee equal to one night plus tax. Guests wishing to avoid an early check-out fee should advise the hotel at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.
Parking: The Embassy Suites offers meet and greet valet parking 24 hours a day for $12 and complimentary self-parking.
Check-in time: 3 p.m. EST
Checkout time: 12 p.m. EST
Warning: Housing Scam Notice
The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has been notified that fraudulent housing vendors have contacted individuals who are attending the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference offering hotel reservation services.
Please note that IIE has not authorized any third parties to handle hotel reservations for its conferences or to use our name or trademarks on information they send to exhibitors. We recommend that you only reserve your hotel room directly with the Engineering Lean and Six Sigma Conference hotel, Embassy Suites Orlando-Lake Vista South, via the information and instructions on this Web page.
If you happen to be contacted by a housing vendor or have any questions or concerns, please contact ELSS Meeting Planner Carol Le Blanc at firstname.lastname@example.org or (770) 349-1114.
Orlando, the world's "favorite destination," is the perfect setting for ELSS 2014. Orlando is known for its state-of-the-art theme parks like Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando® Resort and SeaWorld® Orlando, thriving cultural and fine dining. Orlando offers something for any passion. Make plans to attend this meeting and experience the premier gathering for industry and academician leaders while enjoying the benefits of this favorite destination around the globe. Come early, or stay a few extra days to visit the many activities time won't allow during our busy conference schedule.
Please click here for more information on Orlando, including things-to-do and discounted tickets.
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference. To take advantage of these discounts, follow these simple steps:
Click on www.delta.com/booking and enter Meeting Event code NMGQ4 then continue with online booking process. (No service fee applies for booking online.) You may also book via the Delta Meeting Network® reservations at 1-800-328-1111**, 7:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. (CT) Monday-Friday, and refer to Meeting Event code NMGQ4.
**There is a service fee for booking via the 1-800 phone number.Valid travel dates are from Sept. 26 - Oct. 4, 2014.
East to Get There
By Air: Orlando (MCO) Airport International Airport offers more flights to more places than any other airport in Florida; in fact Orlando International Airport provides non-stop service to more major U.S. destinations than most other cities in the U.S. Orlando offers the largest airport area with the 2nd lowest fares of the top 30 airports in the United States.
With more than 800 flights per day, on more than 40 airlines, Orlando International Airport is so easy to get to, that's why more than 90,000 passengers use the airport every day.
Orlando is the perfect choice for domestic travel or international connections. Whether traveling within the U.S. or around the world, heading for Orlando or just connecting through the airport, Orlando's superior domestic route network gives you more service to more destinations, making your journey quicker and more convenient.
By Road: There are several major highways that provide East connections and access from all ports of Florida. Interstate 4 runs from Daytona Beach on the East Coast to St. Petersburg on the West Coast. Interstate 10 enters the state in the panhandle and extends to Jacksonville in the Northeast. Interstate 75 enters Florida just South of Valdosta, Ga., and runs south to Miami and the Florida Turnpike connects I-75 South to Ocala, extending southeast through Orlando and continuing South to Miami.
By Rail: Amtrak serves Orlando with four daily trains originating in New York and Miami, with stops in Downtown Orlando, Winter Park, Sanford and Kissimmee. There’s also tri-weekly train service from the West Coast, originating in Los Angeles.
International Travelers: A U.S. visitors (B-1) visa allows a foreign citizen to travel to a port of entry and request admission into the United States from a U.S. immigration inspector. Begin your visa application process as early as possible as it could take several months to process.
The US-VISIT program is now in effect and applies to all visitors (with limited exceptions) holding non-immigrant visas, regardless of country of origin. Visitors will now have their two index fingers scanned and a digital photograph will be taken.
Visitors from Visa Waiver Program countries
For 35 countries in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP), citizens meeting the visa waiver criteria will not need a visa but they must have a machine-readable passport. In addition, as of Jan. 12, 2009, travelers visiting the United States from VWP countries must be approved for travel electronically prior to boarding a carrier to the United States. Travelers must fill out the forms online at least 72 hours in advance of travel.
Registration via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is intended to replace the I-94W paper form by collecting biographical information over the Internet from visitors from countries that participate in the VWP.
More information and ESTA form
ALL persons, including U.S. citizens, traveling by air between the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Caribbean and Bermuda are required to present a valid passport, Air NEXUS card, or U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Document, or an alien registration card, Form I-551, if applicable.
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