Official Conference Hotels

Choose a conference hotel that fits your needs.


Headquarters Hotel

Hyatt Place
Lakeland Center
525 W. Orange St.
Lakeland, FL 33815
Tel: 863.413.1122

Your visit to the Hyatt Place Lakeland Center will be an innovative hotel experience where you will enjoy a refreshing and seamless stay. From the moment you step foot in the inviting hotel in Lakeland, FL, you’ll be greeted by an open aired gallery, a cool combination of lobby and engaging social space. From there, you’ll be treated to spacious guestrooms, gracious service and a downtown location. Welcome to the official conference hotel for the 32nd Annual Florida SME Regional Mining Conference.

Reserve Your Housing at the Official Conference Hotel

Housing reservations can be made by calling toll free to the Hyatt Reservations center at 1-800-993-4751 or 888-492-8847 and asking for the Florida SME Regional Mining Conference group rate, or you can book directly online at The Conference Group Rate of $105.00 is only offered at the Hyatt Place Lakeland Center.

To Book Housing Online

Reservations may be made by calling toll free to the Hyatt Reservations center at 1-800-993-4751 or 888-492-8847 and then have them ask for Florida SME Mining Conf 2017 group rate or they may book directly via our website,

Once on the website pick you arrival and departure dates, then locate the “Special Rates” link, click on it, and then click the box named “Group/Corporate #” and place the group code “G-SME7”, then pick your arrival and departure dates and then Florida SME Mining Conf 2017 group rate of $105.00 rate will appear on the next page.

Reserve Your Housing



Hotels Nearby

Hampton Inn & Suites
South Lakeland
3630 Lakeside Village Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Tel: 866.634.4908

Courtyard Lakeland
by Marriott
3725 Harden Blvd.
Lakeland, FL 33803
Tel: 863.802.9000



Terrace Hotel
Downtown Lakeland
329 E. Main St.
Lakeland, FL 33801
Tel: 863.688.0800


Hilton Garden Inn Lakeland
Lakeland Linder Airport
839 Don Emerson Drive
Lakeland, FL 33811
Tel: 863.647.0066



La Quinta Inn & Suites
Lakeland West
1024 Lakeland Park Center Dr.
Lakeland, FL 33809
Tel: 863.859.2866


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About The Florida Section

Established in 1949 the Florida Section of the Society for Mining Metallurgy, and Exploration, Inc. (SME) is a legally constituted unit of SME. The SME FL Section helps to enhance the professional development of their members and provide local service to the public.

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