Housing & Travel

Hotel Accommodations

Important Notice
Rooms at the Diplomat Beach Resort (Host Hotel) are sold out. APSA does not have an additional block of rooms. We suggest you book early at the following:
Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
4000 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, FL 33019
Visit their website.
Located one block down the street from the Diplomat Beach Resort.

Diplomat Beach Resort
Previously confirmed accommodations frequently become available again in the weeks leading up to a conference. We strongly recommend contacting the host hotel to inquire if previously reserved rooms may have become available.

The APSA 2017 Annual Meeting will be held at the Diplomat Beach Resort in Hollywood, Florida, where APSA has negotiated a discounted room rate of $259 USD per night for a single or double occupancy. Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes, which is currently 11 percent. Make your reservations by March 30, 2017, the discounted room rates may not apply after the deadline. To make reservations after March 30, call the hotel direct at +1-954-602-8700.

To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the Diplomat Beach Resort at +1-855-689-2911, outside the U.S. +1-800-4445-8667, and identify yourself as an APSA Annual Meeting attendee. Click here to make your reservation online.

All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. Make any necessary cancellations at least 48 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Discounted room rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability. Hotel check-in time is 4 p.m. and check-out is Noon.

Host Hotel

The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Phone: +1-954-602-6000
Fax: +1-954-602-7000
Visit the website.

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Hotel and Local Restaurants

In addition to the enticing options at the Diplomat Beach Resort, consider trying the fare at one of the local establishments.

Café at Diplomat Landing
A perfect way to start the day! Enjoy a breakfast buffet or lunch on the Intracoastal Waterway.
Open seven days a week: 6:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Diplomat Prime
Luxury boutique steakhouse with steaks aged in-house and a chef-driven, seasonal menu with an extensive wine list.
Open seven days a week: 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Bristol's Burgers
Featuring ingredient-driven burgers served on house-baked sub rolls, boozy and non-boozy milkshakes made with homemade ice cream, and a full bar celebrating retro-inspired cocktails. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, and a free arcade complete with shuffle board. Vegetarian and gluten free options available.
Located at Diplomat Landing.
Open Mon - Fri: 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.; Sat - Sun: Noon to 11:00 p.m.

Portico Beer & Wine Garden
A rustic beer and wine garden serving beer, wine and cocktails all on tap, accompanied by a menu of sharable light Italian fare. In addition to beautiful views, Portico offers outdoor games like ping-pong, corn hole and Jenga.
Located at Diplomat Landing.
Open seven days a week: 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Sunset Sessions - Live Music Concert Series
Every Friday & Saturday from 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Fresh Grab & Go
Our convenient, one-stop marketplace makes it easy to eat healthy on the run with fresh pastries, coffees, smoothies and more.
Open seven days a week: 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Splash Bar & Grill
Dine poolside with ocean views. Lunch menu includes fresh salads, sandwiches and more, served until 4:30 p.m. Splash en la Noche’ Dinner menu includes Latin offerings such as ceviche, tacos and more, served from 5 p.m.
Bar & Restaurant open seven days a week: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (both weather permitting)

33rd Floor Lounge
Serving top-shelf cocktails with a full sushi bar, all while offering a spectacular ocean view.
Open seven days a week: 3:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Sushi Bar: open seven days a week: 3:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

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The Diplomat Beach Resort's valet parking is $36 per day and the self-parking fee is $26 per day for hotel guests. Both rates include in-and-out privileges for guests staying overnight. Rates are subject to change.


High-speed internet is complimentary in guest rooms.

Spa/Wellness Classes

Attendees who show their badge or mention APSA upon checkout will receive a 20% discount.

Located: South Tower, Lobby Level
Phone:  +1-954-602-8400
Hours:    daily 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. but times may vary

Fitness Center

Located: South Tower, Lobby Level
Gym available 24 hours a day with key access, featuring: cardio theater, free weights, exercise cycles, stair climbers, treadmills and elliptical machines. Fitness classes are available and are located at the Diplomat Landing. Schedule varies.

Diplomat Kid’s Club

Calling all Kids ages 4 – 12! The New Diplomat Kid’s Club 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 4 – 12 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)

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Getting to the Hotel – Ground Transportation

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is approximately 22 minutes (9 miles) from the Diplomat Beach Resort. The estimated taxi fare is $34 one way. Florida Limo provides one-way and round-trip transport between Fort Lauderdale International Airport and the Diplomat Beach Resort. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Florida Limo Service has kiosks at the end of every terminal, near the curb. Florida Limo offers shared ride service for $15 one-way and $30 round-trip. Private sedan service is available for $52 one-way and $104 round-trip. These rates are subject to change and do not include tip. Round-trip reservations must be made in advance. Visit their website or call +1-800-244-8252 to make your reservations.

Miami International Airport (MIA) is approximately 39 minutes (25 miles) from the Diplomat Beach Resort. The estimated taxi fare is $72 one way. SuperShuttle provides one-way and round-trip transport between Miami International Airport and the Diplomat Beach Resort. They operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Shuttles depart the airport from the Ground Transportation area outside Baggage Claim. Visit SuperShuttles to reserve online or call +1-305-871-2000. The one-way cost is $31/person. An additional $1 will be charged for reservations made over the phone. Round-trip arrangements must be made in advance and must be pre-paid. The round-trip cost is $62/person.

Car Rental
Avis is the official car rental service for the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting. An advance reservation is recommended. For online reservations click here or call +1-800-331-1600. Use APSA's Worldwide Discount number J787330 to receive special pricing.

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Health Information

View information about travel related health issues.

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Foreign Visas

Travelers coming from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit without a visa. For more information, click here.

New Travel Information: The U.S Customs and Border Protection has issued an Immigration Advisory Notice with regards to new U.S immigration entry requirements affecting the nationals of the following countries:
Sudan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Yemen
Nationals from these countries may travel to the U.S. only if they are in possession of a permanent resident card (Green card) or any of the below visas:

  • A1 and A2 (Government Officials and immediate family)
  • C2 (Travel to U.N.)
  • G1 and G2 (Representatives and employees of international organizations)
  • G3 and G4 (Representatives to and employees of international organizations)
  • NATO

For more information, please visit the U.S. Customs and Border Protection site.

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Letter of Invitation

Please contact APSA headquarters to request a letter of invitation to the APSA 2017 Annual Meeting.

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Dress Code

Attire for the APSA Annual Meeting is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, APSA recommends bringing a light sweater or jacket. If you are planning to attend the President's Banquet, the dress is business attire.

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Weather in Hollywood, Florida

The average high temperature in May is 85°F; the average low temperature is 70°F. Check the local weather.


If you have any questions regarding accommodation and travel, contact APSA headquarters, +1-847-686-2237.

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