The doubt popped this morning and people have been scrambling to find out for sure. First, the Hotel was assumed to be part of the terminal and a no-no under Florida Law, but then Miko Tempski got this email:
From: John O’Grady
Subject: Fwd: Airport Firearms Carry and attached hotel
Mr. Tempski, I am in receipt of the below email request. In short you are correct in your interpretation of the FSS. The Hyatt Hotel is it’s own property so legally carrying a weapon is OK. Carrying a firearm in the terminal is prohibited. If you have any other questions or concerns please contact me directly.
Regards, John O’Grady Orlando Police Department Division Commander Orlando International Airport
I emailed the Orlando PD and got this less effusive but confirming email:
From: Orlando Police Department
Subject: Re: Carrying a concealed weapon at the Orlando Airport Hotel
Date sent: Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:41:51 -0400
You cannot carry it inside the terminal. The Hotel is not considered
So, we are good to go people!