Summit

FRLA’s Summit is back for our 11th annual premier Florida hospitality event. We are thrilled to partner with Results Thru Strategy, a diverse group of entrepreneurial and executive-level hospitality experts, for the fourth year in a row. Bringing you leading industry trends, best practices, top-notch speakers and unparalleled networking, we’ve made sure there’s a seat for everyone at our table.

Join Florida’s most influential hospitality professionals and top-level executives and expect to see powerful players such as Coca-Cola, MillerCoors, Marriott, Disney, Firehouse Subs, Sonny’s BBQ, Tony Roma’s, Loews Hotels, The Ritz-Carlton, Wyndham Vacation Rentals, Tijuana Flats, Bloomin’ Brands and many more.

Tickets and event information coming soon!

Location & Accommodations

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
1 Seminole Way, Davie, FL 33314

Rooming block is not open at this time. More information coming soon. 

Property Maps: VIEW HERE

Dinner Reservations:
If you would like to dine on property please call in advance to Customer Care at 954-316-2900 to make reservations at Cipresso Italian, Council Oak Steaks and Seafood, and Kuro Japanese. Please tell the agent that they you with FRLA. Here is a link to available dining options if you would like to preview menus.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Nick Lowe at NLowe@frla.org

Sponsor Marketplace FAQ’s coming soon!

FRLA Summit 2023

 

 

Marketing & Allied Member Council

CLICK HERE to view the 2023 Marketing & Allied Member Council. This event would not be possible without the input and guidance from our council. THANK YOU for investing your time and for your continued support of the FRLA!

For event information or questions contact Ashley Gholston at agholston@frla.org or 850-224-2250 ext. 241.

Summer Board Meeting

FRLA board members, chapter presidents and representatives, past State chairmen, and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents gather for committee meetings, legislative updates, and panel discussions.

Registration Link & Agenda Coming Soon!

ACCOMMODATIONS: 
The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive
Sarasota, FL 34236, US

Click Here for Room Block 

Cut off Date: Monday, May 15th 
Discounted Room Rate: $299
*Rate does not include taxes and fees.
Call-in Reservations:
Guests can call the Reservations Department at 877-557-3089 and mention “Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association”. 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES:
Interested in sponsoring this event? Contact Nick Lowe, Director of Industry and Corporate Relations, NLowe@frla.org

Check out this highlight video from the 2022 Summer Board Meeting:

CONTACT ASHLEY GHOLSTON FOR EVENT QUESTIONS. 

*MUST BE A BOARD, COMMITTEE OR COUNCIL MEMBER OR A SPONSOR TO ATTEND. 

Florida Tourism Day

Join your tourism colleagues on March 22, 2023,  in Tallahassee to educate the legislature, media and all Floridians about the importance of Florida’s tourism industry. Together, let’s share the positive economic impact of tourism to Florida and to its residents as well as how crucial it is to support Florida’s No. 1 industry.

WHERE & WHEN:

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Florida State Augustus B. Turnbull Conference Center

555 West Pensacola Street, Tallahassee, FL 32306

REGISTRATION:

Due to capacity restrictions, registration for Tourism Day is limited this year. Please speak with your Regional Director for further details.

AGENDA:

View the full event agenda HERE.

HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS:

More information to come.

QUESTIONS about the event?

Contact Nicolette Hoffman at nhoffman@frla.org for event information.

Ocala Food and Wine Festival

Join us November 4-6, 2022 for the Second Annual Ocala Food & Wine Festival presented by Lugano Diamonds.

The 2022 event is a celebrity-chef-led celebration featuring three days of culinary competition, beer, wine and spirits education and samples of extraordinary cuisine. The event is hosted by the multipurpose World Equestrian Center – Ocala, the largest equestrian facility in the United States.

Featured Chefs
Lorena Garcia, Art Smith, Elizabeth Falkner, Esdras Ochoa, Yisus Diaz, Tim Hollingsworth, Rashad Jones

Event proceeds benefit the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association as well as other industry non-profit organizations.

The 2022 Ocala Food & Wine Festival will be a 21+ event.

Buy Tickets!

Download Flyer

National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference

 

Make a difference on policy that affects your business.

Join us April 25-27, 2022, in Washington, D.C. for the National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference and be part of the industry’s largest grassroots lobbying event.

If you have questions on the conference, please email pafc@restaurant.org.

We can’t wait to see you in person!

Register Here

Agenda

* Attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or provide a negative PCR or antigen test taken within 72 hours of the event. More details can be found here

NEW DATE: Bob Leonard Golf Classic

 

UPDATE: This event has been rescheduled to December 15-16, 2022!

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

December 15th: 

Happy Hour Welcome Reception: 6:00- 8:00 PM

December 16th: 

Check-in/Breakfast Served: 7:30 AM
Announcements: 8:45 AM
Shotgun Start (Scramble Format): 9:00 AM
Play ends: 2:15 PM (all other holes will be marked as Par)
Cards in: 2:30 PM (for a chance to win)
Awards Luncheon: 2:45 PM

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

CLICK HERE FOR ROOM BLOCK!

Or, call 800-843-6664 and use the group rate FRLA GOLF for this exclusive rate!

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd, Championsgate, FL. 33896

Call 800-843-6664 and use the group rate FRLA GOLF for this exclusive rate!

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE!
Contact Nick Lowe or Ashley Gholston for more information.

 

2021 VIP PLAYERS

CLICK HERE TO VIEW 2021 VIP PLAYERS!

 

2022 GOLF COMMITTEE CO-CHAIRS

2022 GOLF COMMITTEE MEMBERS

Fall Board Meeting & Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala

Join us for the 2022 Fall Board Meeting & Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala at the Caribe Royale, Orlando! This year the Fall Board Meeting and the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala will be held in conjunction with the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show.

FRLA board members and event sponsors gather for committee meetings, legislative updates, and panel discussions. The board meeting is closed to FRLA board members, committee and council members, and sponsors. The Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala will be held Tuesday. November 1st and is open to FRLA board members, members, and nominee guests. Mix and mingle with cocktails, dine with friends old and new, and celebrate with the Hospitality Stars of the Industry!

 

FALL BOARD MEETING AGENDA

FALL BOARD MEETING & GALA TICKETS

ACCOMODATIONS

*Room Rate is $229+ taxes and fees

Location:

Caribe Royale Orlando Resort & Conference Center
8101 World Center Drive, Orlando, FL 32821

In order to receive the group rate, you must book reservations through this dedicated group link or via phone by calling the hotel directly at 1-800-823-8300 or 407-238-8000. If you are booking your reservation over the phone, please identify yourself a Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show Conference attendee.

Events:

2022 Fall Board Meeting- November 1-2, 2022
2022 Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala- November 1, 2022
2022 Florida Restaurant & Lodging Show- November 2-3, 2022

*Fall Board Meeting tickets include entrance to the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala and an exhibit hall pass only for the Florida Restaurant &  Lodging Show. If you plan to attend the full show with educations sessions, etc. you will need to register HERE.

If your spouse or guest plan to attend the Hospitality Stars of the Industry Gala you will need to purchase a separate individual gala ticket. 

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE!
Contact Dan Murphy or Ashley Gholston.

Check Out the 2021 Highlight Video Below

 

Here Are Some Photos the 2021 Event

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CONTACT ASHLEY GHOLSTON FOR EVENT INFORMATION

Summer Board Meeting

FRLA board members, chapter presidents and representatives, past State chairmen, and at-large directors from large and small national restaurant and hotel chains and top independents gather for committee meetings, legislative updates, and panel discussions.

Register Here

Agenda

Accommodations: 
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL. 33139

Click Here for Room Block 

Cut off Date: Friday, May 6, 2022
Discounted Room Rate: $259.00+tax
*Room rate does not include the $20.00 Resort Fee.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Interested in sponsoring this event? View sponsorship opportunities HERE! Contact Dan Murphy or Ashley Gholston.

Event Photos:
CLICK HERE to see event photos from the 2021 Summer Board Meeting!

Check out this highlight video from the 2021 Summer Board Meeting:

CONTACT ASHLEY GHOLSTON FOR EVENT INFORMATION. *MUST BE A BOARD, COMMITTEE OR COUNCIL MEMBER OR A SPONSOR TO ATTEND.