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Hotel Information
The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel will be the headquarters for the AAPOR 65th Annual Conference in Chicago. Fresh from a multi-million dollar transformation, this luxurious hotel boasts contemporary surroundings, sophisticated amenities, and world-class shopping. It is also within walking distance to the Windy City’s top attractions, including Navy Pier, American Girl Place, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park and the theater and museum districts.

Hotel Rates and Reservations
AAPOR has negotiated a discounted rate of $245 U.S. for single or double occupancy plus applicable taxes. Additional person is $20 U.S. These rates will be available to attendees based on availability from Monday, May 10, through Tuesday, May 18, 2010. To reserve a room, call +1-800-228-9290, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Identify yourself as an AAPOR conference attendee to obtain the special rate. For online reservations, click here.

Reservations must be made no later than Wednesday, April 21, 2010. After this date, discounted rates may not apply.

A limited number of government per-diem rooms are available during the conference. A valid federal or state government ID is required at check-in to obtain this rate. A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation. The hotel will charge the equivalent of one night’s room and tax if cancellation notice is not provided to the hotel 72 hours prior to the day of arrival. Hotel check-in is 4:00 p.m., and check-out is Noon.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
Reservations: +1-800-228-9290
(Domestic and International callers)
Phone: +1-312-836-0100
Guest Fax: +1-312-836-6139
www.marriott.com

Airport Transportation Information
The Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel is located approximately 55 minutes by car from the O’Hare International Airport and 40 minutes from Midway Airport. Taxi fare is approximately $40 and $30 each way, respectively.

Shuttle Service

From O’Hare International Airport:
Go Airport Express Shuttle departs the O’Hare International Airport every 15 minutes, between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., for downtown service to Chicago hotels. Ticket counters and loading zones for boarding the Go Airport Express Shuttle are at Door 1E, Door 2D, and Door 3F across from baggage claim on the Baggage Claim level. At the international terminal, the counter is located outside Door 5E which is outside of baggage claim and customs. The fare to and from the hotel is $28 one-way or $50 round-trip (fares subject to change). Round-trip tickets can be purchased at the shuttle counter.

From Midway Airport:
Go Airport Express Shuttle departs the Midway Airport every 15 minutes, between the hours of 5:30 a.m. and 11:30 p.m., for downtown service to Chicago hotels. Ticket counter and loading zone is located at Door 3, lower level across from baggage claim. The fare to and from the hotel is $23 one-way or $40 round-trip (fares subject to change). Round-trip tickets can be purchased at the shuttle counter.

It is recommended to contact the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel’s Concierge Desk or call Go Airport Express at 1-888-284-3826, 24-hours in advance to make a return reservation to both O’Hare International and Midway Airports. For updated information, visit their Web site at www.airportexpress.com.

Rental Car
Avis Rent-a-Car System Inc. is the official car rental service for the meeting. Avis agents can provide the best available rates for your car needs during your stay in Chicago. For online reservations, click here or call +1-800-331-1600 and indicate Avis ISTSS Worldwide Discount Number J995162 to receive special pricing.

Driving Directions to Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

From O’Hare  International Airport:
Take I-190 East into I-90 (Kennedy Expressway) East to the Ohio Street Exit (50B). Ohio Street is a one-way street eastbound. Take Ohio Street to Rush Street. Turn right on Rush for hotel entrance.

From Midway Airport:
Take Cicero Avenue north to I-55 North into I 90/94 West, (signs say To Wisconsin). Take Ohio St Exit (50B), Ohio Street is a one way street eastbound. Turn right on Rush for hotel entrance.

Public Transportation to Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel

From O'Hare International Airport
Bard the Rapid Transit train (Blue Line) to the Jackson Street stop. Go downstairs, through the tunnel toward State Street, then back up the stairs. Board the northbound Howard Line (Red Line) and exit at Grand and State. Exit subway, walk 2 blocks east to the hotel. Fare is $2.25.

From Midway Airport
From baggage claim, follow signs to Rapid Transit train. Take the Rapid Transit train (Orange Line) to the Roosevelt Road stop. Change to the northbound Howard Line Train (Red Line) and exit at Grand and State. Exit subway, walk 2 blocks east to the hotel. Fare is $2.25.

If you need additional directions to and from the hotel, visit the hotel Web site.

Public Transportation for Traveling Within Chicago and Suburbs
Chicago offers a variety of public transportation services. Visit the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) Web site for routes, maps and fees. Information regarding Metra trains is available here.

Parking
Valet parking at Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel is currently $48, per day and off-site self parking is $33, per day (subject to change). Daily fee for hotel guest only includes in/out privileges.

Foreign Visas
Travelers attending the meeting from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit the United States without a visa.  Currently, 27 countries participate in the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). Visitors entering on the VWP may not work or study while in the United States and may not stay longer than 90 days or change their status to another category. Visitors entering on the VWP must have machine-readable passports. Travelers without machine-readable passports will need to apply for a visa to enter the United States. For more information about obtaining a visa, visit the U.S. Government Web site www.travel.state.gov/visa/index.html.

Weather
Chicago’s average high temperature in May is 69° Fahrenheit (20° Celsius), with an average low temperature of 49° Fahrenheit (9° Celsius). Attire for the conference is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, attendees may wish to bring a sweater or jacket.

 




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