Home of SLAS2013: Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center

Special guest room rates at the Gaylord Palms are available for SLAS2013 participants. Built in the style of a turn-of-the-century Florida mansion and equipped with deluxe, modern amenities, Gaylord Palms is a destination unto itself. Soaring, sunlit atriums and four and a half acres of indoor gardens recreate three unique regions of Florida, surrounding visitors with the sights and sounds of the Everglades, Key West and old St. Augustine.

Each of the 1,406 guest rooms reflects one of the three Florida themes. You'll also find various restaurants, eclectic shops and numerous outdoor recreation options to choose from, as well as The Relaché Spa, a 4,000 square foot fitness center and spa for Gaylord Palms guests.

The hotel is located just 1.5 miles from Orlando theme parks and attractions. Complimentary scheduled shuttle bus service is available from the hotel to the Disney theme parks. Take a virtual tour and experience the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center for yourself.

Enjoy an Unforgettable Experience in Orlando

Plan to arrive early or stay an extra few days in Orlando and make it a vacation. Known as a place where dreams come true, Orlando is one of the top travel destinations in the world. There is truly something for everyone; here are just a few of the things you can experience and enjoy:

Sunshine and Mild Temperatures

Florida is known as the "Sunshine State" and the Orlando area averages 71°F/22°C during January with a mostly dry climate.

Theme Parks

The world's top theme parks make their home in Orlando, including:

  • Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Animal Kingdom® Park and Disney's Hollywood Studios® at Walt Disney World® Resort — Discounted tickets are available at http://www.mydisneymeetings.com/slas/
  • Universal Studios® and Islands of Adventure® at Universal Orlando® Resort
  • SeaWorld® Orlando
  • LEGOLAND® Florida

Orlando is a golfer's paradise, boasting more than 170 uniquely beautiful golf courses. In 2010 Orlando was voted the "North American Golf Destination of the Year" by the International Association of Golf Tour Operators.


No matter what type of shopper you may be, you'll find what you're looking for in Orlando. Top department stores, outlet malls and unique boutiques all await.


Just a short distance away are the world-famous Cocoa Beach, Daytona Beach and Canaveral National Seashore. Make sure to pack your sunscreen!

What's Going On In and Around Orlando

Orlando Convention Aid is here to help you make the most of your time in Orlando while attending SLAS2013. Available discounts include restaurants, golf, attractions, nightlife, shopping and much more. Each listing offers detailed information and discount coupons that can be printed. They can also make your dinner reservation, book your group dinner party or event.

Click on the golden ticket to:

  • Purchase, discounted attraction tickets!
  • Receive, discounts to fantastic restaurants and make dinner reservations!
  • Enjoy complimentary cocktails at some of Orlando’s best nightlife!
  • Play great golf at a discount!
  • Shop at Orlando's most exclusive stores and outlets with discounts!
  • Rent cars and make use of other great services all with fantastic discounts!

Orlando Convention Aid can help you plan your time in Orlando and SAVE MONEY! Orlando Convention Aid is an independently owned and operated organization and is not affiliated with SLAS. For questions, contact Orlando Convention Aid directly at (407) 248-8629.