Hotel and Travel
Official Conference Hotel Information
The Palmer House Hilton Hotel
The story of downtown Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton is one of romance and undeniable charm. However, only 13 days after its grand opening, the Palmer House fell victim to the Great Chicago Fire. Determined to rebuild the hotel, Potter Palmer secured a $1.7 million loan–negotiated on his signature alone. On November 8, 1873, the new Palmer House welcomed its first guests, marking the opening of what would become the nation’s longest continually operating hotel.
The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel offers the following services and amenities to enhance your meeting experience: complimentary Wi-Fi access in the lobby, computer use and printing, internet access, on-site Starbucks, access to the pool facility; on-site fitness center and The Spa at Palmer House, unique and one-of a kind History is Hott! Tour as told by the in-house resident expert and Hilton Honors Points for Honors Members. The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel welcomes you to enjoy Lockwood Restaurant & Bar and Potter’s Chicago Burger Bar for dining and cocktails as an after conference retreats to unwind.
ROOM BLOCK DISCOUNT RUNS THROUGH: February 12, 2024
*IMPORTANT*: The OAKE room block at the Official Conference Hotel helps to defer the cost of meeting space rental fees. If our room block is not filled, OAKE could incur monetary penalties. The OAKE Conference Rate applies to a fixed number of rooms. The room block may be sold out well before the room block’s reservation deadline; please book your hotel rooms early. If the hotel room block becomes filled, and cannot accept further reservations, additional hotels and lodging options will be listed here.
Hotel Rates, Reservations, and Parking
DISCOUNT OAKE ROOM RATE
Please see the link to our website, regarding parking:
Airports and Travel
Chicago O’Hare Airport Website
O’Hare Airport and the city of Chicago are very large and require walking. Be prepared to bring good walking shoes. Also be prepared for cold weather and possible snowy/rainy/windy conditions.
We suggest using a navigation app on your phone, such as Google Maps, for real-time traffic and travel instructions. Use the options to add wheelchair accessibility.
We also have travel tips below:
LIGHT RAIL FROM O’HARE
Follow signs for “Light Rail”, the station is located on the lowest floor of the airport near Terminal 2
The Hotel entrance will be on your right.
Accessibility: The Monroe station does not have elevators. The closest stations with elevators are Jackson and Clark/Lake. The Jackson station is .2 miles from the hotel, about a 10 minute walk with luggage. The Clark/Lake station is .6 miles from the hotel, roughly 20 minute walk with luggage.
LIGHT RAIL FROM MIDWAY
Follow signs from the terminal for “CTA Trains” or “Trains to City” (this is up to a 20 minute walk).
Map of the Hotel Area with CTA Transit Train Stops (click for larger version)
The Historic Palmer House Hotel
The hotel is walking distance to the Blue Line and the Red/Orange/Green/Yellow Line “L” stations for quick transport to and from O’Hare International Airport, Midway Airport, and more.
The Chicago Downtown Area
The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is steps to all the action along State Street including Macy’s, Nordstrom Rack, H&M, Block 37 Mall and the Chicago Theatre. The hotel is also walking distance to The Art Institute, Joffrey Ballet, Cadillac Theatre, Jeweler’s Row, Millennium Park, John G. Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum and Adler Planetarium.
Chicago Attraction Passes
Chicago CityPASS includes admission to:
Plus your choice of admission to 3 of the following attractions:
Chicago C3 by CityPASS
Chicago C3 tickets include admission to 3 of the following attractions.