Saddlebrook: Designed and Built as a Meeting Destination
Saddlebrook, a premiere destination resort, features a unique combination of meeting facilities, luxurious accommodations, recreational activities, culinary excellence, and natural Floridian beauty. Located 30 non-stop interstate minutes from Tampa International Airport, Saddlebrook comprises 480 acres in a secure, gated community.
Setting it apart from any competitor is the unique car-free Walking Village design. Accommodations are conveniently within steps of every resort amenity and the meeting or event space. 530 accommodations offer 800 bedrooms including deluxe guest rooms, one-, and two-bedroom suites, each with private patios or balconies overlooking breath-taking views. VIP and Executive Suites provide lavish executive quarters. The spacious suites are clustered in lush landscaped courtyards with park-like settings. The half-million gallon Superpool is the centerpiece around which the conference center, courtyards, recreation, restaurants, shops, and amenities are centralized.
Meetings matter for your business purposes, and Saddlebrook was built with meetings in mind. Over 95,000 square feet of flexible meeting and function space serve intimate groups and gatherings of up to 1,000 people. Newly renovated ballrooms, pavilions, boardrooms, and break-out rooms accommodate meetings, catered events, exhibits, trade shows, and product displays. Numerous outdoor venues include charming courtyards and terraces with stately marble fountains, expansive tropical poolside areas, golf course fairways for progressive dinners, a Sports Village for Olympic events and parties, and a versatile soft-sculptured Grand Marquee. The five-acre Team-Building Challenge Course with high ropes and low ropes initiatives provides an extraordinary opportunity for bonding. Dr. Nick Hall is the on-site highly qualified team-building facilitator and keynote speaker, focusing on wellness, stress management, and interpersonal skills. Award-winning catering and conference staff are committed to each program’s success. The longevity of the entire staff at this family-owned resort bespeaks the level of commitment to ensuring guest satisfaction leading to the high level of repeat business.
Saddlebrook offers something to interest every meeting attendee. Challenge two 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature championship golf courses. Play on one of 45 tennis courts of all four Grand Slam tournament surfaces. Join internationally acclaimed golf and tennis training programs. Rejuvenate in the state-of-the-art Spa and Fitness Center. Relax by the Superpool with lap lanes, water volleyball or basketball, or hot tubs. Bike or hike on pristine nature paths, enjoying abundant wildlife, or fish in sparkling lakes. Delectable meals and impeccable service await in award-winning restaurants or lounges, from casual to haute cuisine, including the popular Dempsey’s Steak House, featuring aged prime beef and market fresh seafood, and TD’s Sports Bar. Saddlebrook’s restaurant and banquet food will be perhaps the meeting’s most memorable aspect. The masterful Executive Chef, his accomplished culinary staff, and the bakers in The Pastry Shop begin every creation with only the very best and freshest ingredients. Beyond the resort, minutes away, are Busch Gardens, mall shopping, museums, and historic cultural attractions.
Saddlebrook Resort promises to exceed every expectation of each meeting planner and meeting attendee.