Travel and Lodging Information

Attention: Hotel reservations are now being managed directly through the hotels. Please see a list of properties and their phone numbers below:

Palmer House Hilton (Headquarters Hotel) - 312-726-7500
Congress Plaza Hotel - 312-427-3800
Fairmont Chicago - Millennium Park - 312-565-8000
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place - 312-567-1234
Marriott Marquis Chicago - 312-791-6517
Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront - 312-346-7100
Hyatt Regency Chicago - 312-565-1234

Destination Information

Chicago is accessible by two major airports:

  • O'Hare International Airport (located 17 miles from downtown)
  • Midway International Airport (10 miles from downtown)

You must first register for the meeting before securing Academy contracted housing. Once you have registered, you will receive a link to secure housing in the receipt email you receive. The Academy aims to offer contracted hotel rates to all registered attendees. We ask that you please do not make two hotel reservations as this takes away room availability from other attendees.

Don't fall victim to false housing companies!
Orchid Events is the official housing provider for Academy 2017 Chicago, and will never call you to solicit reservations. If you have any questions please email


Contracted Hotels

The Academy will provide shuttles between contracted hotels and McCormick Place for attendees staying in contracted hotels. See the shuttle information page for more information.

  1. Palmer House Hilton (Headquarters Hotel)
    17 East Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60603
    Single and Double: $259/night
  2. Congress Plaza Hotel (Student and Government Hotel)**
    520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60605
    Student Rate (Single/Double/Triple/Quad): $199/night
    Government Rate (Single/Double): $219/night
  3. Fairmont Chicago – Millennium Park
    200 North Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    Single and Double: $275/night
  4. Hyatt Regency Chicago
    151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    Single and Double: $269/night
  5. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place (Exhibitors Only***)
    2233 South Martin Luther King Drive, Chicago, IL 60616
    Single and Double: $295/night (October 7-12, 2017)
    Single and Double: $195/night (October 13-16, 2017)
  6. Marriott Marquis Chicago (Exhibitors Only***)
    2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago, IL 60616
    Single and Double: $295/night
  7. Wyndham Grand Chicago Riverfront
    71 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601
    Single and Double: $255/night

* Note that this is a government per diem rate hotel, and as such the rate can change as of October 1, 2017. The rate listed above is based on per diem rates approved through September 30, 2017. Meeting attendees must show Government ID to receive the special per diem rate. Please note that while the Academy works to secure as many government rate rooms as possible, there are only a limited number available at this rate.
** Meeting attendees must show current Student ID at check-in to receive the contracted group rate.
***The Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Marriott Marquis are currently designated as exhibitor only hotels because of limited availability.