ABOUT THE SARASOTA/MANATEE REGION
Known as Florida's "Cultural Coast," Sarasota and Her Islands offer you an atmosphere of cultural indulgence, creative abundance and casual elegance, where you can unwind in style. Though many travelers come to Sarasota for the sugar-white sands of Siesta Key and colorful Gulf sunsets, you'll also find a whole other world to enjoy, from exploring the history of the circus to enjoying the wild serenity of Myakka River State Park.
Manatee County boasts 150 miles of coastline. Anna Maria Island is a nostalgic look back to a time when life moved slower. Downtown Bradenton features antique shops, restaurants and a waterfront district, plus a unique collection of bungalows transformed into art galleries. The South Florida Museum and Parker Manatee Aquarium showcase local history and Snooty™, the world’s oldest manatee and the area’s official mascot.
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The Hotel Indigo Sarasota is consistently ranked #1 or #2 on Trip Advisor by travelers into the Sarasota area. The hotel is in close proximity to all of the community’s major attractions including St. Armands upscale retail shopping and dining venues and world renowned Siesta, Lido and Long Boat Key beaches.
Guest rooms feature our Hyatt signature grand bed, flat screen TVs and ihome docking stations. Our lobbies and Currents restaurant have also been completely renovated in a very bright, clean-line contemporary look. All guest rooms have a water view; either overlooking the pool and marina, or a panoramic view of Sarasota Bay, and they also feature in-room refrigerators. We are conveniently located to the downtown area restaurants and night-life. We also offer a complimentary shuttle to Lido Beach and St. Armand's Circle. The Sarasota/Bradenton Airport is only 3 miles away and we offer an airport shuttle for $8.00 per person one way. Our fitness center is complimentary, we have no additional "resort fees" and we also offer valet service for $19.00 per day, OR complimentary self-parking in our attached garage. And believe me when I say we boast the most beautiful pool in the area!
Relax and discover luxury at the Lido Beach Resort. Each one of our well-appointed guest rooms offers a private getaway, perfect for sharing private moments together or unwind after a day at Forks & Corks event. Guests can simply call reservation number (1-800-441-2113) and ask for the Forks & Corks rate to take advantage of the discounted room rates.
Discover The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota – and experience a place where the casual Gulf Coast lifestyle meets the sophisticated, cosmopolitan excitement of the city. Featuring exceptional dining, a luxurious spa, championship golf, lavish accommodations and sweeping bay and city views, The Ritz-Carlton in Sarasota, Florida, provides guests with a relaxing escape from the everyday.
For guests who prefer to make their reservation via phone, we have a dedicated group desk available to accommodate them at 888-838-3439 please reference the group name Forks & Corks Room Block when making reservations.