Housing for GRAPH EXPO 2012 is Open!
Special Benefit for GRAPH EXPO 2012: No deposit charged at time of booking. A credit card is required to guarantee all room reservations and the hotel will charge a deposit 2-4 weeks prior to arrival.
GRAPH EXPO 2012 attendees receive the lowest rates, most ranging from $157/night to $239/night, at the most popular and convenient hotels in downtown Chicago. In addition to the specially negotiated rates, attendees who book their rooms through the official GRAPH EXPO housing service enjoy these benefits:
- If any official GRAPH EXPO hotel lowers its rates, or lower rates are found, GRAPH EXPO rates will automatically be lowered and new confirmations generated.
- No contract is required for exhibitor or group bookings.
- Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for guests between the official GRAPH EXPO hotels and McCormick Place.
Reserve YOUR room early—hotels sell out quickly and these special introductory rates are only available for a limited time!
2 Ways To Book a Room in Chicago
1. Make your hotel reservations online
Through our official housing service you will receive special show rate discounts and FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES to and from McCormick Place, plus online registration is fast, secure and easy.
2. Download a Hotel Housing Form and Mail/Fax it in.
Note: You will receive the same benefits as online registration.
Contact our official housing company, Expovision, at phone: (800) 305-0039 or (703) 770-3911 or, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
American Airlines and United Airlines are the official airline carriers for GRAPH EXPO 2012. Be sure to use the appropriate Promotional Code for applicable carrier.
Reservations can be made online at www.aa.com. Enter the promotion code 42H2BT in the promotional code box. There are no fees when booking on www.aa.com. Discount is 10% valid on ANY published airfare on AA.com. Valid dates of travel are October 2-14, 2012. Or phone American’s meetings desk (fee may apply): (800) 433-1790 and refer to Promotional Code 42H2BT. International attendees please call your country AA reservation number to book your flights using the code. Discount valid on AA and any of their oneworld alliance partners as long as one segment is on American.
To receive discounts off your travel needs on United Airlines please call United Meetings Reservations at 800-426-1122 and provide the discount code 564ZT.
Shuttles to and from Hotels / McCormick Place South
GRAPH EXPO offers free transportation from every hotel in the 2012 housing block to McCormick Place South at 15-20 minute intervals in the morning, and from McCormick Place South back to the hotels each afternoon. (Please note special schedules and departure points for Sunday, October 7.)
NOTE: Show Opening Moved to 12 noon on Sunday, October 7.
Chicago Marathon in the AM so plan extra time to travel to McCormick Place.
Sunday, October 7
Routes 1-4, 7:30 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Route 5*, 8:00 am – 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
*Departures from this hotel on Sunday only will be hourly, on the hour.
Monday, October 8
7:30 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Tuesday, October 9
7:30 am – 11:00 am, 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Wednesday, October 10
7:30 am – 11:00 am, 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
View complete list of hotels, routes, and hotel pickup locations. Additional information will be provided at each hotel.
Shuttles drop off and pick up at McCormick Place South at Gates 1 – 3. Onsite signage will assist you in finding the designated shuttle route for your hotel.
Please note: GRAPH EXPO Shuttles are only for show attendees and exhibitors staying at the listed GRAPH EXPO hotels.
Driving and Parking
Please visit McCormick Place’s web site for directions, parking lot information, maps, and rates.
DRIVING TO MCCORMICK PLACE SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7
If you are driving to McCormick Place the morning of the Chicago Marathon, there will be road closures due to the Chicago Marathon. Martin Luther King and the roads directly adjacent to McCormick Place will be open, and the best routes are from I-55 or Lakeshore Drive:
- from WEST
Take I-55 North (Stevenson Expressway). Exit at Martin L. King Drive (Exit #293D) and follow signs to Lot A. An entrance ramp is located immediately to your left.
The McCormick Place exit from the Dan Ryan/I-90/94 (Southbound ramp to 31st Street) will be closed, so get to I-55 and follow directions above.
- from NORTH and SOUTH
From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 31st Street and turn west. Turn right on Martin L. King Drive. Turn left on 24th Place. Follow signs to Lot A.
Sections of Michigan Avenue near McCormick Place will be closed until 3 pm, so please avoid this road if possible.
Airport Shuttle - GO Airport Express
GO Airport Express is the premier shuttle ground transportation provider for Chicago’s O'Hare and Midway Airports. They offer efficient and economical shared ride shuttle services, and their shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 10 minutes for Chicago downtown and suburban hotels/residences, as well as McCormick Place.
Make a shuttle reservation online OR phone 1-800-284-3826 and use your corporate code:”GRAPH” to save 10%.
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