Hotel & Travel

Important Notice:
Rooms at the Diplomat Beach Resort (Host Hotel) and the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach (Overflow Hotel) are fully sold out. AUTM does not have an additional block of rooms. We suggest the following:

Margaritaville Hollywood Beach Resort 
Make reservations online at, or by calling +1-954-874-4444, ext. 4999. Rates will vary based on room type and date reservation is made. 

Online Hotel Room Search Engines (Expedia,, etc.) 
There are many hotels in the Hollywood area offering a wide variety of room types and price points.
Diplomat Beach Resort and Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
Previously confirmed accommodations frequently become available again in the weeks leading up to a conference. We strongly recommend contacting the host and overflow hotels directly to inquire if previously reserved rooms may have become available. 


Overflow Hotel - SOLD OUT

The AUTM room block is now fully reserved at The Diplomat Beach Resort.  As an alternative, AUTM has negotiated a discounted room rate of $259 USD per night for a single or double occupancy at the nearby Crown Plaza Hollywood Beach hotel (a short 2-minute walk from the Diplomat). Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes (which is currently 11 percent). Be sure to make reservations by February 16, 2017, afterwards, the discounted room rates may not apply.

To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach reservations at +1-866-818-4970, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and identify yourself as an AUTM Annual Meeting attendee. Click here to make your reservation online.

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 72 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 11:00 AM.

Overflow Hotel - SOLD OUT

Crowne Plaza Hollywood Beach
4000 South Ocean Drive
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Reservation Phone: +1-866-818-4970
Online Reservations
Guest Phone: +1-954-454-4334
Guest Fax: +1-954-458-3706

Host Hotel - SOLD OUT

The Diplomat Beach Resort
3555 South Ocean Dr.
Hollywood, Florida 33019
Toll Free Reservations: +1-855-689-2911
International Reservations: +800-445-8667
Guest Fax: +1-954-602-7000

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Ground Transportation

Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) is approximately 22 minutes (9 miles) from the Diplomat Beach Resort and the Crown Plaza Hollywood Beach. 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, 7 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 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, 7 days a week. Shuttles depart from 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 AUTM 2017 Annual Meeting. An advance reservation is recommended. For online reservations click here  or call +1-800-331-1600. Use AUTM’s Worldwide Discount number J867535, to receive special pricing. This discount will be effective Mar. 7 – 24, 2017.


The Diplomat Beach Resort valet parking is $36 per day and 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.

Health Information

View information about travel related health issues.

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

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

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

Dress Code

Attire for the AUTM Annual Meeting is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, AUTM recommends bringing a light sweater or jacket.


If you have questions regarding accommodations and travel, contact AUTM headquarters via email at, by phone at +1-847-559-0846, or by fax at +1-847-686-2253. 

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