ATTENTION: Due to the effects of Hurricane Ian, RAFT®14 recently relocated from the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point resort in Bonita Springs, FL, to the Caribe Royale resort in Orlando, FL. The conference will still be held November 6–9, 2022.

Caribe Royale Orlando

Address and phone

8101 World Center Drive
Orlando, Florida 32821
Direct Phone: (407) 238-8000

Room rate

$189 plus tax. Includes guest room internet and other amenities.
Booking deadline is October 21

Hotel Parking

Self-parking: $28.00 (plus tax, per night, per vehicle)
Valet: $35.00 (plus tax, per vehicle)

Phishing Scams

Please beware of phishing scam emails. The only official requests to book Caribe Royale hotel reservations will come directly from Confirmation emails from the hotel will only come from

Facilities Fee

We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is important, and we are aware that often people choose not to stay at the conference hotel.

However, before you book your hotel room for the Recent Advances in Fermentation Technology meeting, we want to mention the following:

SIMB continues to make every effort to keep costs at a minimum for those attending RAFT®. One way this is done is to make a commitment to the conference hotel that a specified number of hotel rooms will be occupied by our attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the hotel provides SIMB with complimentary meeting space and other discounts.

The Facilities Fee (10% of the registration fee) will to apply only to those attendees who register for the conference, but choose NOT to stay at the conference hotel.

We encourage all attendees to avoid this Facilities Fee and stay at the conference hotel. Please be aware that if you are sharing a room with another attendee, both names must appear on the room reservation by the hotel reservation cut-off date, otherwise you will be assessed this fee and obligated to pay.

NOTE: Attendees who reside within a 50 mile radius of the conference hotel who do not stay in the hotel will not be assessed the Facilities Fee.

Airport Information

Orlando International Airport
Airport Code: MCO
Airport website

Local Transportation

Attendees can take taxis or a shuttle service to or from the airport. Caribe Royale’s recommended shuttle provider is Mears Transportation.

Mears Transportation
Mears Transportation website

Caribe Royale also offers complementary shuttle service between the hotel and the nearby Disney Theme Parks and Disney Springs®.

Ride Apps

You may request a ride with Uber and Lyft by connecting to their apps. More information can be found on their websites at:
Lyft – MCO
Uber – MCO