Hotel and Travel Information

Fall ESOP Forum

Tampa, FL :: October 3–4, 2017 (preconference on October 2)

Forum Location and Reservations

Tampa Grand HyattGrand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607

To Reserve a Room

Online: Go to (opens in new window)
Telephone: Call 813-874-1234

The Forum will be held at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay Hotel. This beautiful hotel is set among a nature preserve on the upper shores of Tampa Bay and offers two pools and an outdoor whirlpool as well as dining or cocktail opportunities with gorgeous bay views. The hotel is located near many attractions and golf courses.

Sleeping rooms are available at the Grand Hyatt for our group at a special rate of $179 per night. Guestroom rates include complimentary WiFi. To make a reservation, please call the hotel directly at 813-874-1234 or visit by September 8, 2017. If you call to reserve a room, when speaking to the reservations clerk please mention the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) to receive our special rate. Rates are guaranteed, if rooms in our block are still available, through September 8, 2017. After the block sells out, reservations will be accepted on a space-and-rate-available basis. Our discounted group rate rooms are nearly sold out for the night of October 4, 2017. Rooms at the Grand Hyatt for that night may be available at the more expensive regular hotel rate.

We have arranged a block of rooms at the Hyatt Place Hotel Tampa Airport Westshore for the night of the 4th at a special rate of $169. Hyatt Place provides a complimentary shuttle to/from the Grand Hyatt and Tampa International Airport. To make a reservation at the Hyatt Place please call 800-233-1234. For additional information please contact Colleen Kearney, seminar/webinar director at 510-208-1311 or

Avoid Hotel Fraud

Almost three-quarters of conference organizers report that hotel scammers have approached their attendees. These "pirates" will claim to make a reservation on your behalf and take your credit card information, but you may find yourself without a room and out of pocket. The NCEO has not authorized anyone to contact sponsors and attendees about lodging, so if someone contacts you by phone or email or refers you a website to make "reservations," please forward the information to us. To make your hotel reservations at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay, use only the link or phone number supplied above or in our conference brochure

Travel to the Forum

AirportAir: Tampa International Airport is located just 5 minutes away from the hotel and it is served by most major airlines including JetBlue, Southwest, Delta, American, United, and others.

Train: The Amtrak station is located about 15 minutes from the Grand Hyatt. Taxis serve the train station.

Ground Transportation

The Grand Hyatt provides a complimentary airport shuttle. The shuttle will also take you anywhere you want to go within a five-mile radius of the hotel. The shuttle is available from 5:00 AM - 1:00 AM daily. To request airport pickup, claim your checked bags and call the hotel at 813-874-1234. Exit the side doors for Ground Transportation closest to baggage belt Blue #7 or Red #9.

Parking: The Grand Hyatt offers complimentary self-parking. There is also valet parking, which is $15 overnight or $8 daily.

Unlock Tampa Bay

TampaDiscover Florida's most diverse destination: fanatastic food, superb shopping and amazing adventures await you in Tampa. Some of the many great attractions include the 2.4-mile Tampa Riverwalk, which links popular downtown attractions, there are also bike rental stations along the Riverwalk. The Museum of Art and the Florida Aquarium are some of the nearby attractions. Or you might meet Manatees at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo, or stroll through the flowers at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. A particularly unique area of Tampa is the historic Ybor City: visit Cuba without leaving the U.S. Tampa has a waterfront that is full of wonders, and there are many ways to cross the bay or the river, including ferries, water taxis, and opportunities to rent your own water bike, biyak, or e-boat.
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