Holiday Inn Sarasota - Lido Beach
Hotel side view of pool and Lido Beach
Hotel pool
Outdoor tiki bar by pool
The 2022 Veteran Recruiting Conference is May 3-5, 2022 at the beautiful Holiday Inn Sarasota-Lido Beach (233 Benjamin Franklin Dr, Sarasota, FL 34236).
The hotel is a short (15-20 min) drive / Uber / Lyft from the Sarasota Bradenton International Airport (code SRQ).
Lido Beach is renowned for its powdery white sands, brilliant turquoise waters, seashells and amazing sunsets.  It is also less crowded than other beaches in the area.  The beach is mere steps from the hotel.
Conference attendees who stay at the event hotel receive:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free in-room high speed internet access
  • Free on-site gym
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • On-site restaurant serving breakfast for purchase
  • Indoor lounge and outdoor Tiki bar (Happy Hour 4-6 pm daily; lunch/dinner available for purchase 12-8 pm)
  • Discounted resort fee of $15/day which includes:
    • Pool and beach towels
    • In-room bottled water and Keurig coffee
    • Newspaper
    • Shuttle service to St. Armands Circle (dining & entertainment district)
    • Detergent and fabric softener for self-service laundry
There are 2 conference room rates:
  • $229++/night for a standard Queen room overlooking the Gulf of Mexico (limited availability – book early!)
  • $209++/night for a standard Queen room with a city view
Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 12%)
The room block is under the group name Veteran Recruiting Conference and reservations may be made by calling 1-800-465-4329. The room block is available until March 30, 2022 or until filled, whichever comes first. You may arrive as early as Sunday, May 1st and depart as late as Friday, May 6th under this rate.
Note: if you are told there are no rooms available for the dates you want, please email conference@thevalueofaveteran.com and specify the dates you need.  We will speak with the hotel to see if we can make additional room nights available under our block to cover your need.
Dining space for conference reception and lunch
Meeting space and view
King suite with Gulf view
Queen room with city view
Lido Beach
Sunset at Lido Beach