Brake Colloquium & Exhibition - 37th Annual

September 22-25, 2019 │ Orlando, FL, USA

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

4040 Central Florida Parkway
Orlando, FL 32837 USA

Driving directions and transportation

Getting to Orlando is quick and easy with an ever-growing list of non-stop routes to both of the area's airports, Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Sanford Orlando International Airport (SFB).

Once you are in Orlando you can choose from a large selection of rental vehiclestaxislimousines, and public transportation. Travel by car is also convenient with several major highways flowing into Central Florida and throughout the rest of the state. 

Train passengers can also enjoy the destination's easy access to the Amtrak rail system. Visitors traveling around International Drive can hop on board the I-Ride Trolley, a hop-on, hop-off service route exclusive to the International Drive Resort area while Orlando’s public transportation system, LYNX, is a great way to get around town. SunRail, Orlando’s commuter rail system offers train service between Debary and Orlando.

JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes Resort Fee

Please note that the SAE International negotiated room rate does not include the resort fee ($35) for the JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes. If you would like the below amenities; please let them know to add the resort fee when you check into the hotel or plan to pay for these ala carte.


  • Driving Range Privileges
  • Shuttle Transportation to SeaWorld, Walt Disney World, Universal Orlando
  • Two (2) Pool Floats
  • One (1) Fitness Center Class

**Internet is included in the guest rooms


Ground transportation

Car rental:
Orlando is the largest rental car market in the world, with most of the major car rental companies located on-airport, without the need for a shuttle bus to pick up your rental car. The rental car companies are located on the A-Side and B-Side of the Terminal on the Ground Transportation Level (Level 1)

  • Avis Rent-A-Car—800-831-2847
  • Budget Rent-A-Car—800-527-0700
  • Enterprise—800-325-8007
  • Hertz Rent-A-Car—800-654-3131
  • National Car Rental—800-227-7368


  • Ace Metro/Luxury Cab—407-855-1111
  • Diamond Cab Company—407-523-3333
  • Quick Cab—407-447-1444

Fare to downtown Grand Rapids is approximately $45 (U.S.).

Hotel Restaurants/Lounges/Things to Do

  • Primo—Italian Sensibility at its best! Chef Melissa Kelly creates plates with her “home-grown” concept in mind. Guests will enjoy robust flavors produced through classical cooking methods with strong inspiration from the cuisines off the coastal regions of Italy, France, and Spain.
  • Citron—An American Brasserie features chef crafted cuisine inspired by American classics that utilize seasonal and local products. The restaurants breakfast menu and buffet are accented by hand crafted breads and breakfast pastries that are baked in house each morning. The lunch and dinner menus are ever changing based on the seasons and feature some of Florida’s best seafood and locally procured meats.
  • Quench—Enjoy tropical treats and other beverages served up by our mixologists. Lunch menu features salads, burgers, and other delicious poolside fare. Swim attire is encouraged!
  • Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen and the Brewery—The restaurant features farm inspired comfort foods showcasing produce from Whisper Creek Farm and local Farmers. The Brewery produces 28 gallons of beer a week including five styles of beer created each season.
  • Starbucks—Specialty coffees, including Reserve blends, sandwiches, desserts and more!
  • The Ritz–Carlton Golf Club—Two-time British Open Champion Greg Norman and his team put special emphasis on preserving the area’s well – balanced ecosystem, thriving with ponds, wetlands, live oaks and cypress heads. Wide fairways, strategically placed hazards, generous landing areas, and subtly contoured greens provide a challenging but fair test of a golfer’s abilities.
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Alert: Room reservations

SAE International does not use a housing bureau or third-party agency for hotel accommodations or any other travel arrangements. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Message to attendees

The success of SAE Brake Colloquium & Exhibition depends on registrants and exhibitors using contracted Brake Colloquium & Exhibition hotel to offset the sizable cost of producing the meeting. In general, hotels require groups to fill at minimum, 90% of the contracted number of hotel rooms at their property. If we do not meet that minimum, we are required to pay for that empty room at the standing nightly hotel rate. This is called an attrition fee. Unfilled rooms can cost the meeting thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the future meetings cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases the registration fee is then under pressure to increase.

What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue.

Please support the meeting and SAE International by staying at the contracted hotel.