Hotel & Travel

Accommodations for PRINT 18

Special Benefit for PRINT 18:
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.

PRINT 18 attendees receive the lowest rates, most ranging from $182/night to $291/night, at the most popular and convenient hotels near McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition to the specially negotiated rates, attendees who book their rooms through the official PRINT hotel reservation office enjoy these benefits:

  • If any official PRINT 18 hotel lowers its rates, or lower rates are found, PRINT 18 rates will automatically be lowered and new confirmations generated.
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service is provided for guests between the official PRINT 18 hotels and McCormick Place.

Reserve YOUR room early—hotels sell out quickly and these special introductory rates are only available for a limited time!

Hotel Reservations

2 Ways To Book a Room in Chicago

1. Make your hotel reservations online

Through our official hotel reservation office you will receive special show rate discounts and FREE SHUTTLE BUS SERVICES to and from McCormick Place South, plus online registration is fast, secure and easy.

2. Download a Hotel Reservation Form and Mail/Fax it in.

Note: You will receive the same benefits as online registration.

Contact our official hotel reservation office, Expovision, at phone: (800) 305-0039 or (703) 770-3911 or, e-mail:


APTech Show Management is in receipt of reports from exhibitors and attendees regarding companies (Corporate Booking Services (CBS), Convention Housing Services, Exhibitors Housing Services, Fair Point, Global Housing, etc.) who have contacted show visitors to "assist" with hotel reservations. In past years and at other industry events, exhibitors and attendees have used these 3rd party companies only to find out they:

   * Don’t have an actual reservation.

   * Lost a deposit or full payment.

   * Do not receive the rooms they reserved.

   * Arrive at sold out hotels with no reservation.

   * Have no recourse for the payment of rooms.

These 3rd party companies often disguise themselves as PRINT employees or claim to represent official show hotels. They also claim better rates, limited rooms and sales methods to secure deposits or full prepayment. If you receive a call or email from any company claiming to represent PRINT other than the official PRINT Hotel Reservation Office – Expovision – please be aware that this may be a scam. We highly encourage you NOT to make reservations with these companies as they are NOT affiliated with PRINT/APTech in any capacity.

The official PRINT Hotel Reservation Office – Expovision – is the only Hotel Reservation Office sanctioned and certified by PRINT/APTech.

Shuttles to and from Hotels / McCormick Place South

PRINT 18 offers free transportation from every hotel in the 2018 hotel block, except those noted as being in walking distance to McCormick Place South, at 15-20 minute intervals in the morning, and from McCormick Place South back to the hotels each afternoon.

Sunday, September 30
Routes 1-4: 7:30 am – 11:00 am / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Monday, October 1
Routes 1-4: 7:30 am – 11:00 am / 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday, October 2
Routes 1-4: 7:30 am – 11:00 am / 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

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: PRINT 18 Shuttles are only for show attendees and exhibitors staying at the listed PRINT hotels.

Driving & Parking

Please visit McCormick Place's website for directions, parking lot information, maps and rates.

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Helpful Links

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Four Important Steps to Obtaining a Visa

  1. Review the U.S. Department of State website for changes to the visa process that may affect you.
  2. Register for PRINT 18. You will be able to request an Invitation Letter to assist you in obtaining a visa from the U.S. Consulate in your country during the registration process if you are a citizen of a country where a visa is required to enter the United States. (Note: There are NO refunds for Exhibits-Only registration regardless of visa approval.)
  3. Check your passport for the expiration date (passport must be valid for at least 6 months after planned entry to the U.S.)
  4. Apply early for your Visa.

Registrants from China are asked to contact Martin Ning at: or +86 21-64471288. He can assist with Visa questions and Letters of Invitation.

Registrants from India are asked to contact Vinod Vittoba at: or +91 9818278460. He can assist with Visa questions and Letters of Invitation.

Registrants from Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines, Thailand, and Malaysia are asked to contact Marco Gandasubrata at: or +62 816917679. He can assist with Visa questions and Letters of Invitation.

Alert for Visa Waiver Program (VWP) Countries:
Under new rules introduced by the U.S. government, visitors traveling to America from a Visa Waiver Program (VWP) country, are required to have an electronic passport “e-Passport.” An e-Passport is an enhanced secure passport with an embedded electronic chip. The chip can be scanned to match the identity of the traveler to the passport. E-Passports are issued by the proper passport issuing authority and must be in compliance with standards set by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). You can readily identify an e-Passport, because it has a unique international symbol on the cover. More about e-Passports is available on the DHS website.