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Travel to and around Chicago

Getting to Chicago

By Air: With two major international airports, O’Hare and Midway, Chicago offers more than 3,600 flights a day. Extensive details on both airports can be found at www.flychicago.com. O’Hare International Airport (tel. 773-686-2200) is serviced by many major airlines and serves as a hub for United Airlines and American Airlines.  It is about 18 miles from the Hyatt Regency Chicago.  Midway International Airport (tel. 773-838-0600) is approximately 13 miles from the hotel. 

American Airlines is offering a special meeting discount. The discount can be booked on-line here for American Airlines/American Eagle Airlines flights only. Enter the Promo code 81D3BI in the Promotion Code box at the bottom of the search flight page. Itineraries involving any Oneworld or codeshare partner airline must be booked through the Meeting Services Department at 1-800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. Please note a $25.00 fee will apply for each ticket booked over the phone. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number. The discount is valid December 27, 2013, through January 9, 2014.

Delta Airlines is offering discounted domestic and international airfare discounts ranging from 2% to 10% depending on the distance from Chicago, to all Annual Meeting attendees. Visit the search flight page here and enter the discount code NMH7X in the Meeting Event Code box; your discount will be calculated automatically. Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting Reservations at (800) 328-1111, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT. *Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

By Train: For some attendees, getting to the meeting by rail may be an efficient and economical option.  To review schedules and make reservations, visit www.amtrak.com or call 1-800-USA-RAIL.  Trains arrive at and depart from Union Station, located at 225 S. Canal Street, about 1 ½ miles from the hotel. 

Amtrak Discount: Amtrak is offering Annual Meeting attendees a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Chicago for travel between December 30, 2013 and January 8, 2014.  To book your reservation call Amtrak at 1 (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X12R-983 when making your reservation. Convention Rate travel cannot be booked online. 

By Car: Overnight guest parking at the hotel is $59.00 with in/out privileges; there are also several non-Hyatt parking options in the area. The hotel features a Hertz Rental office onsite. 

Hertz is offering special rental rates for Annual Meeting attendees. Click here to make a reservation or call 1 (800) 654-2240 and mention CV# 03YE0003.

Getting to the Hotel

From O’Hare

By shuttle busGO Airport Express is offering Annual Meeting attendees a 10% discount for airport shuttle service between downtown Chicago and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Shuttles depart from O'Hare every 15 minutes for Chicago from the lower level of all terminals. Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: “AIA/APA” (all one word).   See information on the shuttle from Midway below.

By taxi: Taxis are available at the lower level curbfront of all terminals.  The average fare to the hotel is about $35-$40, and the trip can take anywhere from half an hour to over an hour depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

By car: Take Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) East to the Ohio Street exit. Proceed on Ohio to State Street and turn right. Turn left at Wacker Drive. The hotel will be approximately 2 blocks on the right.

By train: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers train service from O’Hare to downtown Chicago for a current fare of $5.00. To reach the Hyatt, pick up the train below the baggage claim area (follow signs to CTA). Take the Blue Line to the Washington/Dearborn stop (5 blocks from hotel). Walk North on Dearborn to Wacker, turn right and walk 4 blocks to the hotel. Attendees with more than one bag may prefer to take a taxi from the Washington stop.

From Midway

By shuttle bus:  GO Airport Express is offering Annual Meeting attendees a 10% discount for airport shuttle service between downtown Chicago and O'Hare and Midway Airports. Shuttles depart from Midway every 15 minutes for Chicago from the lower level of the New Terminal Building. Click Here to make your airport shuttle reservation/s, or call 1-800-284-3826 and use your 10% discount code: “AIA/APA” (all one word).

By taxi: Taxis are available at the lower level curbfront of the terminal.  The average fare to the hotel is about $30-$40, and the trip can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on the time of day and traffic conditions.

By car: Take Cicero Avenue North to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) North. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) West. Exit at Washington Street and proceed East to Michigan Avenue. Turn left. Proceed North to Wacker Drive. Turn right. The hotel is one block on the right.

By train: The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers train service from Midway to downtown Chicago for a current fare of $2.25. From the airport take the Orange Line to the State and Lake Street stop. Walk 1 block north to Wacker Drive. Take a right on Wacker and the hotel is approximately 3 blocks down.

From Union Station

Union Station is about 1 ½ miles from the Hyatt Regency Chicago, and taxi fare to the hotel is approximately $8.00.

Local Information

Chicago's a big city, but it's remarkably easy to get around. All the convention facilities, hotels, cultural institutions, shopping, dining and entertainment are concentrated in a relatively small area.  From the Hyatt Regency Chicago’s convenient downtown location, almost everything–including the city’s 5,500 restaurants, world famous museums,  legendary theater district and music clubs, and celebrated shopping districts–can be easily reached by walking, public transportation, or short cab rides.  Detailed information can be found on The Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau’s website at www.choosechicago.comCloser to the meeting, the Local Arrangements Committee, chaired this year by Jonathan Mark Hall, will post its suggestions and recommendations for visitors to the city.

Chicago was built on a grid system with a "major" street every half mile - equal to four blocks. The State/Madison intersection marks the origin of Chicago's address grid system. Madison Street divides the city north and south, while State Street divides it east and west. Addresses are relative to the distance from that mark, with eight blocks to every mile. All of the other north/south streets are numbered as so many blocks east or west of State, with the addresses increasing by 100 for each block (except downtown, where streets do not always correspond to a full block). This system permits you to figure out how far and in what direction you have strayed from downtown. By knowing a cross street's address, you can find any building in the city. For example, a building with an address of 800 North Ashland Ave. will be 8 blocks north of Madison on Ashland, which is 16 blocks west of State Street, at the intersection of Chicago Ave. and Ashland Ave. A building with an address of 1601 West Chicago Ave. will be on another corner of the same intersection.

This section of the Convention & Tourism Bureau’s website contains detailed information on public transit, taxis, and parking.

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