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See You in Puerto Rico!



In recognition of NFFS' 75th anniversary, we have chosen a special venue for this year's conference! The 2018 NFFS Industry Executive Conference will be held at the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. 



Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa
6000 Rio Mar Blvd.
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745


As the only resort on the northeast coast of Puerto Rico, the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is the closest hotel to El Yunque Rain Forest, the only rain forest in the U.S. Forest System. The resort property includes over a mile of beach access and 500 acres of recreational activities, including the Rio Mar casino, three oceanfront pools with a swim-up bar, two hot tubs, two golf courses, miles of trails, and five eclectic restaurants and lounges.


Room Reservations

NFFS conference attendees receive a discounted room rate of $149/night (plus 11% tax, $2.50/night housekeeping gratuity, and one-time $7 porterage fee).


Phone: 800.474.6627 (9am-8pm ET M−F, mention NFFS)
Online: http://www.nffs.org/IEC18Hotel

Extend Your Stay! The NFFS discounted room rate is available three days prior and three days after the conference pending availability (reserve early!).

Room reservations must be made no later than Friday, September 7, 2018. Requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at the standard guestroom rate. Hotel reservations must be cancelled at least seven days prior to the arrival date to avoid forfeiture of first night’s deposit.


Check-In Time: 4:00 p.m.

Check-Out Time: 11:00 a.m.




The Wyndham Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa is approximately 19 miles east of the Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport (SJU), which serves all major airlines. Twenty-three major cities in the continental U.S. offer non-stop service to Puerto Rico.

Flying to Puerto Rico only takes:

  • 3 ¼ hours from Atlanta

  • 3 ¾ hours from New York

  • 4 ½ hours from Chicago

Airport Transportation
NEW! Your NFFS Industry Executive Conference registration includes round trip transportation between the airport and the hotel—a $XXX value!

To arrange your prepaid transportation through the Wyndham Grand Rio Mar’s preferred provider since 1996, Rico Sun Tours, call 787.722.2080 or e-mail sales@RSTpuertorico.com.




Spacious and modern, every room in the resort features a private balcony with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, El Yunque Rainforest, or the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, each room features an in-room safe, a mini-fridge, premium cable channels, complimentary bottled water, a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, an iron/ironing board, and bath amenities. 

Wi-Fi Access
Complimentary Wi-Fi internet is available in all guestrooms, as well as in the lobby, in meeting rooms, at the pool, and beachside, so you can stay connected to what’s going on at the office. 
Golf, Tennis, Gaming & More
At 500 acres, you never have to leave the resort! In addition to Rio Mar Casino, the property features two world-class championship golf courses, tennis facilities, biking/jogging trails, beach volleyball, snorkeling, water sport rentals, and more. There are options for all ages and tastes. Attendees with young families may wish to take advantage of the kids' playground and wading pool, kids' weekly activities, or babysitting in the privacy of your guestroom.

Mandara Spa
Inspired by indigenous products and Balinese therapeutic techniques, this 7,000-sq.-ft. on-site spa offers a wide array of services. Enjoy 11 treatment rooms, soothing oceanfront meditation areas, invigorating massage therapies, and a full-service hair and nail salon. Guests are also welcome to use the Fitness Center and steam rooms.


The resort’s Executive Chef, Ramόn Carrillo, designs the menus at the resort’s diverse on-site restaurants and bars, from the beachside, tiki-style bar and grill 5 O’Clock Somewhere, to exquisite Italian cuisine at the elegant Palio restaurant.

Near El Yunque Rainforest & San Juan

No hotel or resort is closer the El Yunque Rainforest. As the only rainforest in the U.S., this 28,000-acre National Park is rife with wildlife. For culture, the capital city of San Juan is less than 30 miles away. The resort’s on-site tour company, Group Services Inc. (GSI), can help you arrange a variety of exciting tours during your free time.


Contact GSI at 787-888-6000 ext. 6318 for more information.




Travel: Since Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory, no passport, customs, or currency exchange are required for U.S. citizens.
Language: Spanish and English are both official languages of Puerto Rico.


Cell Phones: Your U.S. cell phone will work on the island, and you can expect good reception in tourist areas. If you plan to venture off-site, reception may become spotty as you move toward the interior of the island.


Time Zone: Puerto Rico follows Atlantic Standard Time (which is the same as Eastern Daylight Time during the month of October).


Weather: Puerto Rico has a tropical climate. In October, the average high is 86°F, and the average low is 76°F. The ocean temperature is a balmy 84°F, the warmest it will get all year. October is also rainy season, so expect high humidity.


Attire: Recommended conference dress is “resort casual” for all events, so dress for comfort. Be sure to pack a sweater or light jacket, in case conference rooms are chilly, as well as an umbrella and/or rain jacket.


Hurricane Recovery: Still have questions about the status of Puerto Rico’s infrastructure, services, or attractions? Check out www.status.pr or puertoriconow.seepuertorico.com for up to date information.

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