Feline Conservation Federation

2017 Convention Hotel


Tuesday, July 25 through Thursday, July 27, 2017

On Monday, July 24, take either the Basic Exotic Feline Husbandry Course or the Wildlife Conservation Educators Course.

Discover the beauty and energy of Sarasota, a beautiful bayside city, during your stay at the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Reserve your rooms online.

Hyatt hote

The award-winning Hyatt Regency Sarasota overlooks a private 32-slip marina. Take a swim and soak up the Florida sunshine in its lagoon-style pool with tropical surroundings, or take a relaxing soak in the 12 person whirlpool spa.


Hyatt offers daily shuttles to Lido Beach, downtown Sarasota and St. Armand’s Circle.


Enjoy dining at one of the hotel's restaurants. Hyatt’s Currents is a tranquil, one-of-a-kind experience offered by the lagoon pool and beautiful sundeck, with views of the marina. Indulge in great drinks and delicious food in this inviting atmosphere. 

by the pool

Or, savor a tropical cocktail at the Hurricane Hut as you relax beside our luxurious lagoon-style pool, surrounded by cascading waterfalls, lush tropical plants and palm tree.

paddle boats

Hyatt Regency knows how to spoil its patrons and FCF members attending Convention can enjoy the following complimentary perks that will make you want to arrive a day early and stay a day late.
·         Daily cold towels and popsicles poolside will keep you hydrated and cool.
·         Pool toys, including water floats, snorkel, fins and mask will add a splash of fun to your afternoon.
·         Watersports, including kayaking, paddle boarding and paddle boating are available right at the Hyatt marina and connect you to Sarasota Bay.
·         Use of bicycles and helmets so you can bike the hotel grounds and the Sarasota nature trails.
·         Use of fishing poles and baits so you can catch a big one swimming right off the marina.
·         20% discount off green fees at IMG Academy Golf Club for your day off.


You can make a reservation online for the FCF Convention event by using this convenient Hyatt Regency Hotel Reservation page. Every spacious guest room has amazing views of the Marina and has a refrigerator, microwave and high speed internet. FCF special room rate is only $110 a night double occupancy, $120 triple, $130 four people. Self parking is complimentary for FCF attendees. Be sure to book your room now before the block is full. This special FCF Convention rate ends July 10. This discounted rate is good from Sunday, July 23 through Thursday, July 28. Come on Sunday to take advantage of the many local recreational activities available. 

Hyatt Regency is a pet friendly hotel and our exotic kittens (under 20 pounds) are welcome for an additional fee of $25 per room. Pets will enjoy a cat scooper and treats. These will be placed in your first floor room upon arrival. Inform the hotel you’ll have a pet (or pets) staying with you at least three days in advance of your arrival. For further information, please contact the hotel directly at  1-888-421-1442.

Florida Wildlife and Fish Department requires out of state exotic cats can only be brought into Florida by persons holding a valid Florida wildlife license and with an approved import permit. Florida exhibition license fee is $150 annual. Import permits have no fee. Licenses require 1000 hours experience documented and take about 2 months to process. Your Import permit application should be applied for 6 weeks in advance.