The Waterbird Society Annual Meeting 2023


GalleryOne - A DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel
2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

Seven-minute walk to Fort Lauderdale Beach
Free Shuttle to beach, nearby shopping, dining and museums
Free WiFi
Onsite restaurant and bar
Walking distance to restaurants and supermarket

Outdoor Swimming Pool

Fitness Center

Watertaxi stop

Take a virtual tour

City View Rate: $145 per night plus taxes

Intracoastal View rate: $155 per night plus taxes

We encourage sharing rooms. All suites have 1 or 2 beds plus a pull-out couch. If you're looking to share a room, please sign up here: Roommate Matching Spreadsheet 

Connect to HHONORS or HHONORS MEETING - Select Promotion Code

WIFI Code: WSA23 

Hotel parking: All parking is valet parking only. Daily valet parking is discounted to $12.00/day. Overnight Valet Parking is discounted to $36/day. 

We encourage carpooling or using public transportation to the hotel.

For the parking – Those staying overnight have notes on their reservations for discounted $36 per day.

For Daily parking – this is $12 per day – need to mention you are with the Waterbird group.

Other parking: Nearby daytime-only parking is available at the Galleria Mall, a 5-minute walk west of the hotel. Note that the Galleria Mall has no affiliation with Gallery One Double Tree.  Public beach lots are available for paid daytime or overnight parking. The nearest public lots are located just east of the hotel off of Sunrise Blvd, behind the Jet Ski Rental shop (2892 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304). Park at a public lot at your own risk. Prices for the public lot are as follows:

1. 0-2 hrs for $8.00

2. 0-4 hrs for $10.00

3. 0-6 hrs for $12.00

4. 12 hrs for $14.00

5. 24 hrs for $25.00

6. 48 hrs for $40.00

7. 1 week for $100.00

There are three ways you can book your reservation:(2892 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304

  • Go onto the private link below, click on the "Book A Room" button, then "EDIT STAY" link on right side to request the specific dates you are travelling to make a reservation on our personalized group web page: Private Booking Page WBS 2023
  • Go onto and make a reservation through the main page. Once you have entered in the dates, you have an option to put in a Reservation Group Code which is: WSA  (RECOMMENDED METHOD)
  • Call the Reservations Hotline at 800-222-TREE (8733) and ask for the group rate under the  WATERBIRD SOCIETY ANNUAL MEETING

Black-Owned, Queer-Owned, and BIPOC/LGBTQ+ friendly businesses and activities in Fort Lauderdale:

Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce 

Visit Lauderdale: Multicultural Travel

Fort Lauderdale Black Travel Guide

Fort Lauderdale LGBT Chamber of Commerce

LGBTQ-Friendly Businesses and Activities

LGBTQ Travel Guide

LGBTQ-Friendly Hotels and Dining

A Statement from Jim Mullins, Director of Sales and Marketing, Gallery ONE


"GALLERYone DoubleTree Suites and Hilton Worldwide are committed to inclusion, diversity and equity for everyone regardless of the communities they might identify with.  We are proud of our relationship with the LGBTQ+ community here in South Florida.  The hotel proudly supports our local LGBTQ+ Chamber of Commerce as well as numerous other organizations. 


Your attendees will be welcomed with open arms and hearts by our staff.  We will do everything possible to ensure a positive stay for every attendee.


We look forward to hosting your conference."


A Statement from Anna Levin Segal, Visit Lauderdale


"On behalf of Visit Lauderdale/Broward County, we are excited to welcome the Waterbird Society Annual Meeting to our hometown in October.


We understand the concern regarding recent actions at the state level but here, our main goal is inclusion and acceptance. This is who we are despite our state policies.


Please share this link with your conference attendees. It has a bevy of resources, including a statement from Stacy Ritter, our CEO/President, articles, and videos."

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