Asked Questions

What is the most convenient airport to use?

Sarasota – Bradenton International  (SRQ)   4 Miles

Tampa International  (TPA)  65 Miles

Should I rent a car?

Make car reservations early, rental cars are very hard to come by!

If you require airport transportation, contact Dolphin Transportation Specialists 941 925-7733.

Downtown shops and restaurants are walkable or the Ritz can arrange transportation.

What is the dress code for the event?

Business Casual for meetings and Awards Dinner

Resort Casual for all other

What is the Supplier Fee for meeting attendance and how do I pay?

$5000.00.  Each Supplier company attending will receive an invoice to be paid no later than 2 weeks prior to the meeting.

Should I bring my spouse?

We always welcome spouses, significant others and kids!  PDA is a family organization!

When should I plan to leave?

The event will conclude at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, June 16

Can I arrive prior to Sunday, June 13?

The PDA room rate will be available 3 days pre and 3 days post based on availability.  If you wish to come early, book early!

Who do I contact for additional questions?

Barb Dammann –

Do we get a discount at the Spa?

PDA Meeting attendees are offered a 10% discount on spa services.

How do I book a Spa service?

Please call the Spa directly and mention the PDA discount.

How to Ship Packages to the Hotel

Packages for meetings may be delivered to the Hotel 3 working days prior to the date of the function (June 13). If you are sending packages or boxes larger than 500 pounds please contact the meeting coordinator. Packages must be addressed as:

Guest or Company Name

C/O Kate Schanuel

The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota

1111 Ritz-Carlton Drive

Sarasota, Florida 34236


Please share your tracking numbers with Kate