Companion Program

If you're planning to join your APSA member in Hollywood, Florida, the Companion Program helps to make the most of your stay. Early registration discounts are available through March 30, 2017.

Advance registration for the 2017 Companion Program ended April 13. You can register on site in Hollywood, Florida, beginning May 3. View the registration desk dates and times.

Companion Program

Location: Diplomat Beach Resort
Cost: $290 on or before March 7, 2017; $340 after March 30 and on site in Hollywood.

Connect with others, see old friends and make new ones. In addition to a complimentary ticket to the Welcome Reception and to the President’s Reception and Banquet, the Companion Program includes exclusive access to a Companion Hospitality Room Thursday through Saturday, 8:00 – 10:00 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served each day and a professional concierge will be on hand to assist companions with making plans in the Hollywood area. Registered companions must present their badge for admittance.

New in 2017!  Companion registration is now a separate transaction and is no longer part of the APSA attendee registration.

Companion Book Swap & Meeting

Date: Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

Location: Diplomat Beach Resort, 33rd Floor Lounge

Share the stories you cherish and see what other companions have loved reading. Pass along some of your favorite actual books – or just the titles – and maybe you'll get a recommendation that leads you to a new author, series or genre. It will conclude with a brief meeting to discuss ideas and suggestions for future companion programs.

Diplomat Spa Discount

Companions and APSA meeting attendees can receive 20% off spa services by showing your badge or mentioning APSA. The Diplomat Spa features spectacular views and thoughtful amenities to provide the ideal setting for relaxing and unwinding. After indulging in a massage, facial or body treatment, head to the relaxation lounge for refreshments, the steam room to detoxify or the spa café to savor healthy bites and seasonal cuisine.

Diplomat Spa features:
  • 14,000 sq. ft. haven for treatment and relaxation
  • Full menu of services
  • Halotherapy salt steam rooms or saunas
  • At the Spa Café with ocean views
  • In-room spa services and customized group and individual packages
Full menu of services (PDF)

Annual Fundraiser Benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities© South Florida

Help the children and families who come to the Ronald McDonald House Charities© South Florida, the beneficiary of this year's fundraiser. Each year, more than 600 families stay at the Houses in Miami and Fort Lauderdale while their children receive treatment at local hospitals. RMHC South Florida also awards more than $40,000 in scholarships each year with funds provided from five Florida counties.

Donations can be made during online registration, and look for the collection bins at the the APSA registration desk and at the hospitality breakfasts when on site in Hollywood. We hope you'll continue to give generously and make a difference in little lives!

Babysitting/Child Care Services                                

Diplomat Kid’s Club

The New Diplomat Kid’s Club – for kids ages 4-12 years – will fill their days with oceanside adventures, new friends and the freedom to explore their fun-loving side while mom and dad enjoy a grown-up day in the spa, at the pool or on the beach.

For $20 an hour, kids ages 4-12 years can join in open play activities
Mon – Fri: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Full- or half-day sessions are available and a 24-hour advance notice is required.
All sessions include a snack. Full-day sessions include lunch.
$60 Half-day Sessions • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
$100 Full-day Session • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
$80 Kids’ Night Out • Fridays: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. (Includes dinner at Bristol’s Burgers)
Call +1- 954-602-8921 for more information and reservations.
Complimentary activities include:
Bounce house • Noon - 3 p.m. Daily, Kids’ Club Court
DIP + SLIDE • 9:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. Daily, Upper Pool Deck
Basketball • Daily, Kids’ Club Court
Older kids can enjoy the free arcade at Bristol’s Burgers and ping-pong, corn hole and Jenga at Portico (both located at Diplomat Landing)