The conference hotel is the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point in Bonita Springs, and the amenities it offers will make you want to stay far beyond the conference. The hotel accommodations are world class offering a full service resort experience, significant in house amenities and coordination for transportation to local area attractions. Among some key resort attractions are the championship 18-hole golf course, multiple pool complex with lazy rivers as well as slides and a  private beach  (15min boat ride from the hotel) open to hotel guests located adjacent to the world famous Lovers Key State Park.

The ARES room rates are an amazing deal for this type of resort. You can reserve a room by clicking here. If rooms are not available please reach out to the ARES meeting planner – Bennie Waller at  for alternative area accommodations.

Hotel activities/amenities:

  • Watersports and excursions: Narrated Eco and Sunset Cruises, Backwater Fishing Excursion, Offshore and Near Coastal Fishing, Parasailing, Kayak tours, airboat rides and tours
  • Beach Activities: Estero Bay is home to a huge variety of wildlife, including Dolphins and Manatees, as well as endangered species leatherback, green and hawksbill turtles, and Loggerhead sea turtles. Big Hickory Island Beach: water taxi for a 15-minute ride to the private beach on Big Hickory Island. White soft sand and the brilliantly colored Gulf of Mexico.
  • Pool and Lazy River Water Park: three, three-story waterslides with two speed slides and one inner-tube slide all totaling 900 feet of winding. 1,950 foot long lazy river that meanders through the palm trees and native foliage. Cool water cascades from a Roman-styled building.
  • Raptor Bay Golf Club: world-class facilities exist in perfect harmony with their natural surroundings. This is the first course in the world to receive Audubon International’s Gold Signature Sanctuary Certification. The ecological design preserved the most valuable habitats on-site and restored nearly 25 acres of wetlands. The tournament quality course features wide fairways with one height of cut throughout and five sets of tees to give players of every skill level a memorable outing. 
  • Camp Hyatt (Ages 3-12): led by trained counselors, children will spend days experiencing new things, like going on a shark tooth hunt, enjoying contests in the pools, water balloon toss, arts and crafts and so much more. They’ll learn all about the flora (plants), fauna (wildlife) and native Calusa Indians who lived in this part of Florida
  • Resort Activities: experience wall climbing  safely, play tennis in two hydro grid tennis courts, take an educational 1/4 mile boardwalk through the mangroves preserve to the marina and rent a bike
  • StayFit™ Gym: open 24 hours a day. The fitness center features the latest in Life Fitness Cardio equipment complete with your own personal integrated LCD television and equipped with an iPod-ready USB
  • Stillwater Spa: all-natural and eco-conscious spa offering a variety of soothing and rejuvenating services
  • Coconut Point Mall: complimentary shuttle for those staying at the hotel (There is a $5.00 fee for Coconut Plantation guests).

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