Venue/Travel

Dates: July 16-20, 2017

 

Location:

The 2017 General Meeting will be held at the Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4300
Phone: (312) 464-1000
(312) 464-9140
(877) 242-2558

 

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel:

A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Grand Chicago for General Meeting attendees.

Book Early as the room block sells out quickly and space is limited!

Online reservations can be made here.

The hotel will accept telephone reservations by calling:
Local: 1-800-233-4100 or 1-800-325-3535
National and Canada: 1-800-325-3535
International: 353-21-4930490

Please reference "IEEEPES2017" when making your reservation.

The hotel requires a one night deposit in advance to guarantee a reservation. The hotel will refund deposits if notice of cancellation is received prior to 6pm on the date of arrival.

Government Room Rate:

Government rates apply to US Government employees only. Government ID will be required at check in. If appropriate ID is not provided, the prevailing guest room rates will apply and may be higher than the IEEE PES group rates.

Reservations for the current Government Room rate can be made here.

A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation. A one-night deposit will not be charged in advance to the credit card and it is used as a guarantee only.

Hotel Reservations will be accepted until June 16, 2017, 5PM Eastern time, or until the room block sells out.

Contact the Hotel directly, by phone, for any extended stays outside of the General Meeting dates.

Should the room block at the Sheraton Hotel sell out prior to the cut-off date, you are encouraged to check back periodically with the hotel. There may be cancellations with rooms becoming available leading up to the General Meeting.

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
301 East North Water Street
Chicago, IL 60611-4300
Phone: (312) 464-1000 // (312) 464-9140
Hotel Reservations: (877) 242-2558

Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel Frequently Asked Questions

 

Parking Information for Sheraton Grand Chicago Hotel
Hotel offers valet parking (all rates are in USD)

Valet Parking Rates* (in and out privileges available for overnight guests only):

  • Less than 1 hr - $28.00
  • 1-2 hrs - $30.00
  • 2-6 hrs - $37.00
  • 6-12 hrs - $40.00
  • 12-24 hrs - $67.00
  • Banquet Event - $35.00
  • Restaurant Patrons - $13.00

Self Parking Rates* (in and out privileges available for overnight guests only):

  • Less than 1 hr - $28.00
  • 1-2 hrs - $30.00
  • 2-6 hrs - $37.00
  • 6-12 hrs - $40.00
  • 12-24 hrs - $55.00
  • Banquet Event - $35.00
  • Restaurant Patrons - $13.00

*Prices subject to change without notice

Driving Directions to Self Parking:
From the intersection of E. North Water Street and N. Columbus Drive (the hotel entrance), continue north on N. Columbus Drive to E Illinois Street. Turn right onto E. Illinois Street. Turn right onto N New Street, and turn right again onto Lower E North Water Street. Turn left into the Self Parking Garage located down the ramp.

 

Local Airports:

O’Hare International Airport
10000 W O’Hare Avenue
Chicago, IL
Distance: 17 miles

Midway Airport
5700 S Cicero Avenue
Chicago, IL
Distance: 12 miles

 

Transportation to/from airports to the Sheraton Grand Chicago and Costs:

There is transportation to/from O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. The fees are listed below:

 

O'Hare International Airport

  • GO Airport Express Shuttle: Click here to reserve and save 15%. Or call 1-888-284-3826 mention code word: Sheraton.
    Single One-way $30.00; Single Round-trip $56.00; Pair One-way $21.00; Pair Round-trip $39.00
  • Taxi Service
    $35.00 to $40.00
  • Private Sedan or Limousine
    $110.00 and up

* Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fares are per person and do not include the $2.00 per person MPEA Airport Departure Tax

The shuttle service from O'Hare International Airport for the downtown hotels departs every 10 to 15 minutes throughout the day. To O'Hare International Airport, the shuttle departs the hotel every half hour at :25 and :55 past the hour between 4:55 a.m. and 7:25 p.m.

Blue Line Train: 24-hour service; cost is $2.25 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 40 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is approximately a $5.00 taxi ride from the train station.

 

Midway Airport

  • GO Airport Express Shuttle: Click here to reserve and save 15%. Or call 1-888-284-3826 mention code word: Sheraton.
    Single One-way $25.00; Single Round-trip $46.00; Pair One-way $17.00; Pair Round-trip $31.00
  • Taxi Service
    $25.00 to $30.00
  • Private Sedan or Limousine
    $110.00 and up

* Prices are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fares are per person and do not include the $2.00 per person MPEA Airport Departure Tax

The shuttle service from Midway Airport for the downtown hotels departs every 20 minutes throughout the day. To Midway Airport, the shuttle departs the hotel every half hour at :05 and :35 past the hour between 5:35 a.m. and 7:35 p.m.

Orange Line Train: Hours are 5:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.; cost is $2.25 one-way per person; travel time to downtown is 25 minutes; exit train at LAKE/CLARK. The hotel is approximately a $5.00 taxi ride from the train station.

 

Travel Visa Information

United States citizens do not need a U.S. visa or passport for travel to Illinois. If you are not a US citizen, you may need a visa for entry into the US.

Once you register for the conference, you can download a letter indicating that you will be attending the conference.

For additional information regarding visas and/or passports, please visit http://travel.state.gov/.

 

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