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Experience Luxury at its Finest: Book Your Room for Visionary Conference 2024 at Hotel Effie

The Hotel Effie is vibrant and elegant, comfortable and refined and the venue for Visionary Conference 2024. It’s an extraordinary treasure nestled between white sandy beaches and the emerald green water of the Gulf Coast.

A special rate and room block has been established for all attendees of Visionary 2024. Please reserve your rooms using the following group code and link to book your rooms. The conference room rate is $285/night, plus a $20 daily resort fee and applicable state and local taxes.

Each guest is responsible for all charges including incidental fees and daily valet fees.

Traveling to Hotel Effie?

Getting to the Hotel Effie is easy. Accessible via several airports or easy drives from a number of major US cities. We’re so excited for you to join us!

Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

35 min, 23.6 miles (38 km)
850-651-7160
www.flyvps.com

Air Service
Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, United

Cities
Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Bentonville, Charlotte, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Concord, Dallas, Evansville, Houston, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Knoxville, Lexington, Louisville, Memphis, Newark, Peoria, Pittsburg, Raleigh, Oklahoma City, Springfield, St. Louis, Washington DC

Car Rentals
Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National

Driving Directions from VPS Airport

  • Head east (0.3 mi)
  • Turn left onto FL-85 S/Eglin Pkwy (0.7 mi)
  • Take the 1st right onto FL-123 N/Roger J Clary Hwy (4.9 mi)
  • Turn right onto FL-85 S (4.1 mi)
  • Turn left onto FL-20 E/E John Sims Pkwy (6.7 mi)
  • Slight right to merge onto FL-293/Mid-Bay Bridge Connector (Continue to follow FL-293 /Partial toll road)
  • Head south over the Mid-Bay Bridge (there is a $3 toll to cross the bridge) to the second traffic light. Turn left onto Hwy 98, heading east.  Travel approximately six miles to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on left. 
  • Once through the main security gate at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
  • At first roundabout, keep right onto Heron Walk Drive
  • Continue to next roundabout, keep left onto Baytowne Avenue
  • Continue 0.8 miles on Baytowne Avenue to Grand Sandestin Boulevard on left
  • Arrive at Hotel Effie

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

49 min, 41 miles (66 km)
850-763-6751
www.iflybeaches.com

Air Service
American Airlines, Delta, Southwest, United

Cities
Amarillo, Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Burbank, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Nashville, Omaha, Phoenix, Seattle, St. Louis, Tampa

Driving Directions from ECP Airport

  • Head west on State Hwy 388 (.5 miles)
  • Turn left toward FL-79 S (4.8 miles)
  • Turn right at US-98 W/Back Beach Rd/Florida 30A W/Panama City Beach Pkwy Continue to follow US-98 W to Sandestin (on right) (29.9 miles)
  • Once through the main security gate at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
  • At first roundabout, keep right onto Heron Walk Drive
  • Continue to next roundabout, keep left onto Baytowne Avenue
  • Continue 0.8 miles on Baytowne Avenue to Grand Sandestin Boulevard on left
  • Arrive at Hotel Effie

Pensacola International Airport (PNS)

95 min, 62 miles (99 km)
850-436-5000
www.flypensacola.com

Air Service
American Airlines, Delta, Frontier, Silver Airways, Southwest, United

Cities
Atlanta, Austin, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Kansas, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Tampa, Washington DC

Car Rentals
Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty

Driving Directions from PNS Airport

  • Exit airport onto Airport Blvd.
  • At the next traffic light, turn left onto N. 9th Ave, heading south.
  • Remain on Ninth Ave. for approximately six miles. Then turn left onto Gregory St.
  • Gregory St. will merge with Hwy 98 East.
  • Travel approximately 40 miles through Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Ft. Walton Beach and Destin to Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort on left.
  • Once through the main security gate at Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort:
  • At first roundabout, keep right onto Heron Walk Drive
  • Continue to next roundabout, keep left onto Baytowne Avenue
  • Continue 0.8 miles on Baytowne Avenue to Grand Sandestin Boulevard on left
  • Arrive at Hotel Effie

Ground Transportation

Staffed with uniformed and courteous drivers, our exclusive partner, Sand Dollar Transportation, provides professional airport transportation service for the resort. Call 850-687-9650 or visit www.sanddollartransportation.com.