4 Reasons to Meet in Kissimmee - The Big, Bold Heart of Florida

Outdoor lawn at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center at sunset.

Enjoy the artfully crafted outdoor spaces when you stay at Gaylord Palms Resort

1. Central Location

Our easily accessible Central Florida destination offers groups the perfect blend of business and leisure options. Kissimmee is located in the heart of Florida only 25 minutes from Orlando International Airport, offering non-stop service to 104 U.S. locations. MCO’s new terminal C added 15 more gates with non-stop service to 42 international destinations.

2. Unique Properties

Groups can choose from a variety of meeting properties including resorts, boutique hotels, and all-suite hotels. Offering 25,000+ hotel rooms, over 1,000,000 sq. ft. of meeting space, and 300 unique venues and outdoor areas, Kissimmee can accommodate meetings and events of all sizes.

From meeting hotels and country clubs to world-class attractions and dining spaces, there's plenty of spots to choose from when planning your next meeting in Kissimmee. The sky's the limit here. Think firework spectaculars, cuisine from around the world, unique animal encounters, and so much more.


3. New Happenings 

With new product and experiences added each year, Kissimmee appeals to first-time visitors and repeat meetings.  Coming this fall, Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate is adding 144 guest rooms for a total of 1,006 rooms and already features a golf entertainment venue on-site, making it perfect for team building and flexible event space. New local dining options include Salt & the Cellar by Akira Back at ette hotel and Celebration Brewery opening spring 2023.

4. Meeting Incentive

The It Pays to Meet in Kissimmee incentive continues to help meeting organizations save money by earning up to $10,000 per meeting and by helping make your event more sustainable!

NEW! Starting May 1, 2023, Experience Kissimmee will plant trees based on actualized paid room nights booked through our meeting incentive. The trees will help with the creation of future forests, restoring eco-systems, biodiversity and supporting local communities, plus an investment is made into a United Nations renewable energy carbon credit which will help to reduce a portion of the meeting organizations' carbon emissions.

For more information on our complimentary services and meeting incentive, reach out to the team at [email protected].