We are very excited to announce that Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa will be hosting World Bear Weekend in 2018!  This luxurious resort & spa is just minutes from the Bluegrass Airport, and has easy access to I-75 interstate.  This beautiful hotel has 409 guest rooms — and they’re all ours for the weekend — the entire hotel!  Expect to enjoy indoor/outdoor pool & hot tub, on-site spa, golf course, larger event spaces, more spots to gather & mingle, and even an on-site Starbucks!  The Marriott team is ecstatic to be hosting our premier event, and is ready to welcome each one of you to the bluegrass state to stay at one of the hotel chain’s treasures.


The Marriott Griffin Gate Resort & Spa
1800 Newtown Pike
Lexington,  KY  40511
(859) 231-5100


$124 – Standard Room Rate per night (up to 4 person occupancy)
$324 – King Room with Parlor Suite 
$424 – Presidential Suite

CLICK HERE to reserve your room online for World Bear Weekend.  Please be advised that their system will alert you about a $15/night resort fee that will be added to your final bill — please disregard this.  Our group’s contract is exempt from the resort fee.  No upfront charges or deposits are billed to your card at the time of reservation.


For those of you that have booked a room with 2 beds at the host hotel, and would like to split the cost with another friendly bear, please send an email to with your name, date of arrival, and how many people you would like to share with.  We will put you in contact with other registrants needing accommodations at the Host Hotel. You may also post in the World Bear Weekend group on Facebook to get faster replies & make arrangements with others who may be attending.


  • 24/7 Business Center

  • 24/7 Fitness Center

  • On-site Starbucks

  • Beautiful enclosed Indoor Pool & Hot Tub

  • WIFI Access Through Entire Hotel

  • On-Site Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe

  • Free Parking – and Plenty of It!

  • And So Much More!!