The Midyear Meeting primarily provides an opportunity for key volunteer committees to meet face-to-face and develop programming for WEFTEC®, WEF’s annual Technical Exhibition and Conference.
2017 Midyear Meeting
January 25-28, 2017
Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables (formerly Westin Colonnade)
180 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134
Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables, a Starwood Tribute Portfolio Hotel
Group Rate: $269+/night, exclusive of 13% nightly occupancy tax (subject to change). Rate applies to single or double occupancy standard rooms. Rate includes guestroom internet. Rooms with either one King bed or two Double beds are available
Housing will open in early November 2016 | Deadline: January 3, 2017
The group rate will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until January 3rd or until the room block sells out, whichever occurs first. Neither WEF nor the Hotel can guarantee availability or the group rate for rooms after the January 3rd deadline.
Deposit Policy: a credit card will be required to guarantee your reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s room rate plus occupancy tax ($303.97) will be charged to your card in advance. The deposit will be applied to the first night of your stay. Should you cancel your reservation 72-hours or more prior to arrival, the deposit will be refunded to your credit card. However, if you cancel your reservation less than 72-hours prior to arrival or are a no-show on your guaranteed arrival date, the deposit will be forfeit.
There is no cost to register for the Midyear Meeting. Participation in some meetings & events is by invitation only.
Registration will open in early November 2016 | Deadline: January 11, 2017
About Coral Gables
Coral Gables, the “City Beautiful”, stands out as a rare pearl in South Florida - a cohesive community built on a grand Mediterranean Revival architectural style to create an overall harmony with the environment. Early city planners and visionaries were influenced by the aesthetics of the City Beautiful movement that swept across America in the early 1900s. Inspired by the works of landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who conceived New York's Central Park, the design encouraged the use of wide tree-lined avenues, monumental buildings, winding roadways, green space, ornate plazas and fountains galore. All these elements of style have been and continue to be incorporated by Coral Gables city planners.
Getting To Coral Gables
The Hotel Colonnade is approximately five miles (a 10-20 minute ride) from Miami International Airport (MIA). Taxicabs and SuperShuttle vans are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. An advance reservation for SuperShuttle is recommended and can be made online or by calling 305-871-2000. Wheelchair-accessible taxicabs and SuperShuttle vans are available upon request.
A taxi will cost a flat rate of $19 (subject to change) plus tip from MIA to the Hotel Colonnade.
Getting Around Coral Gables
The hotel is within walking distance of historical parts of Coral Gables, offering a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. It is also located right on Miracle Mile—with red brick paving, sidewalk cafés, and tropical landscaping—boasting a range of boutiques and specialty stores.
The City of Coral Gables operates a free and convenient trolley system with a stop just steps away from the Hotel Colonnade at the intersection of Ponce De Leon Boulevard and Aragon Avenue. This service runs every 10 to 15 minutes from Monday-Friday: 6:30 am - 8:00 pm, except the first Friday of the month which runs until 10:00 pm. Running north to south, the trolley offers easy access to downtown Coral Gables, including Miracle Mile, as well as the Village of Merrick Park and its many shops and restaurants. Please click here for a map with specific route information.
Buses offer easy connections in Coral Gables. The nearest bus stop to the Hotel Colonnade is just one block away on Aragon Avenue. The hotel Concierge can assist you with bus routes and fare information.
There is a taxi queue directly across the street from the hotel, with taxis available for convenient transport around Coral Gables and Miami-Dade County.
Dining In Coral Gables
Experience all the dining possibilities that downtown Coral Gables has to offer, from gourmet restaurants to casual dining. Click on the links below for more information.
Future Midyear Meeting Locations and Dates
2018: Grand Hyatt Buckhead | Atlanta, GA | February 7-10, 2018
2019: Grand Hyatt Buckhead | Atlanta, GA | February 6-9, 2019