Hotel & Travel

Hotel

The Westin Chicago River North
320 North Dearborn Street 
Chicago, IL 60654

The Westin Chicago River North is a premier downtown Chicago hotel offering a full spectrum of services in the heart of the city. Their accommodations offer magnificent views of the majestic Chicago River that will inspire you to explore the Windy City.

A block of rooms at this AAA four diamond property has been reserved at the rate of $199 per night plus applicable taxes. Reserve your room online or please call +1.888.627.8359 and ask for the “IFT” Group rate.  

The IFT group rate is available until February 21, 2014. Reservations after that date will be accepted at the prevailing rate, as available. No cancellations will be accepted after 48 hours prior to arrival date. Check in time is 3:00 p.m. and check out time is 12:00 p.m.

Air Travel

The following airports service the Chicago, Illinois area:

Airport                                                                          

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD): 17 miles / 28 km to city

Chicago Midway Airport (MDW): 12 miles / 19 km to city

Airfare discounts have been arranged with United Airlines for fares to the Chicago area. Purchase your ticket online and receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable fares. Link to www.united.com, on the home page: enter your origin, destination (choose the “Chicago, IL (CHI-All Airports)” option, travel dates and offer code: ZQV9126748 (case sensitive); the available flights will be displayed. There are no fees for booking online when you use the special promotion code.

Discounts are also available by calling the United Meetings Plus reservation service at 1.800.426.1122 ($25 ticketing fee will apply when booking by phone) or a travel professional of your choice. Be sure to mention Agreement Code: 126748 and Z code: ZQV9 when making your reservation by phone.

Transportation:
The Westin Chicago River North has easy access to both airports. Approximate fees are listed below:

Ground Transportation

Airport Shuttle

GO Airport Express provides shuttle bus service between O’Hare and Midway airports and the hotel. For information and reservations, visit www.airportexpress.com or call +1.888.284.3826.

Current Cost:

Chicago O'Hare International Airport: One-Way $29, Round-Trip $53

Chicago Midway Airport: One-Way $24, Round-Trip $44

Taxi Service

Chicago O'Hare International Airport to downtown Chicago: $35 to $40

Chicago Midway Airport to downtown Chicago: $25 to $30

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

To/from Chicago O'Hare International Airport:

CTA Blue Line Train: 24-hour service; current cost is $5 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 40 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is within walking distance or an approximate $5 taxi ride from the train station.

To/from Chicago Midway Airport:

CTA Orange Line Train: Hours are 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; current cost is $2.25 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 25 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is within walking distance or an approximate $5 taxi ride from the train station.

Parking

Valet parking is available at the Westin River North at the cost of $65 per day with in and out privileges.

 

Greenway Self Park garage is located ¼ block north of the hotel at 60 W. Kinzie Street. Current rate information is available at www.greenwayselfpark.com/rates/.

 

 

Please note: In the event of a conference cancellation, IFT is not responsible for registrant reimbursement of travel, lodging, or any other costs associated with this conference beyond refunding the registration fee.