information on Housing
information on Housing
Unfortunately, the block of rooms reserved for GECCO-03 at
the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza has been filled. Some rooms may
be available, but at higher rates.
Other rooms in Chicago are somewhat scarce because of another
large convention being held during the same period. Attached
is a list of hotels in the surrounding area that have available
rooms as of June 18, 2003. Prices quoted are for July 12-17,
and are not guaranteed. These hotels are listed for your convenience
only. GECCO-03 does not have any agreement with these hotels
to honor the prices listed, except where indicated.
GECCO-03 is currently seeking another block of rooms, and
will post this information if it becomes available. We encourage
you to book your room IMMEDIATELY at one of the hotels listed
below, or at another hotel of your choice.
International--Chicago. 24 E Congress Pkwy, Chicago, IL.
(312) 360-0300. Rated "Best Bargain Hotel in Chicago"
LaSalle Club. One Financial Place, 440 South LaSalle Street.
$105/night + tax for GECCO attendees. Call Kelli Mavrak at
312-663-8956 for reservations.
Travellodge, 65 E. Harrison. Rated "Best Bargain
Hotel in Chicago" in 2001.
House Hilton. 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL. Phone: (312) 726-7500.
Rated "Best Bargain Hotel in Chicago" in 2001.
Hotel: available July 13 and after. $64-100. 640 N. Wabash
Inn Gold Coast 1816 N. Clark St 321-664-3040
Drake $99 and up 140. E. Walton Place 321-787-2200
Western River North, 125 W. Ohio, 312/467-0800 ($115)
71 $129-199 71 E. Wacker Dr 321-346-7100
Johnson Downtown $35-205 720 N. LaSalle St 321-664-81
Marriott Downtown 321-836-0100
Hotel Chicago $170 1244 N. Dearborn Pkwy 321-787-4980
by Mariott Chicago 30 E. Hubbard St 321-329-2500
No more rooms are available
171 West Randolph Street 312/236-0123 $149.00
Hotel 1244 North Dearborn Pkwy 321-787-4940 $199.95
Suites Hotel 616 North Rush 321-337-1000 $199.00
Chicago Hotel 166 East Superior Street 312/787-6000 $199.95
Inn & Suites 33 West Illinois Street 312-832-0030 $199.95
Tremont - Chicago 100 East Chestnut Street * Chicago,
IL 60611 Tel: (312)751-1900 * Fax: (312)751-8691 Reservations:
Raphael - Chicago 201 E. Delaware Place * Chicago, IL
60611 Tel: (312)943-5000 * Fax: (312)943-9483 Reservations:
River North, 320 N. Dearborn, 312/744-1900 ($250)
Chicago Hotel & Towers. 301 East North Water Street. 312-464-1000
rooms STILL available
Local Housing Coordinator is Dr. Ashley Morris, De Paul University.
Inexpensive student housing is
available at a significant discount at Hostelling
International-Chicago. The Hostel is 1.3 miles from
the Holiday Inn (about a 3 minute drive) with EL stops (light
rail) for public transportation a block away. This is one
of the largest hostels in the country and was completely renovated
just a year ago. Accommodations are dormitory style with separate
quarters for men & women. Our reserved rooms will have
between 6-10 beds per room. Linens are provided. All rooms
have A/C. There is a kitchen, shared refrigerators, internet
kiosks, and an information desk. Breakfast is NOT included,
though there are numerous food options nearby to both the
Hostel and the conference site. Check in is at 2:00 PM and
Check out is by 11:00 AM. There is someone at the desk 24
hours a day for late arrivals. Luggage storage is available
for $1.00 per piece.
The number of available rooms is limited, so please contact
the Hostel to make reservations as soon as possible, and mention
GECCO. Any remaining available rooms will be released on 22
Our arrangement with them will be a room block of 60 or so
beds, and reservations will be made by the individual. Our
block will be July 11 - July 16 (departing on the 17). The
beds in the room block will be released 3 weeks out from the
reservation date, (20 June).
Total overnight cost is $30-$35 (+tax) per bed for dormitory
style accommodations. Payment is due upon arrival. HI-Chicago
accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard
Reservations are to be made by the individual by contacting
the hostel's reservations department. Participants MUST indicate
that they are with GECCO to obtain rate listed on contract.
They may make reservations either by phone at (312) 360-0300
or by email at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'
contact the Hostel:
Hostelling International - Chicago
24 E. Congress Parkway
Chicago, IL 60605-1226
The LaSalle Club is a prestigious city club and 4 star
boutique hotel in downtown Chicago, located in the heart of
the Financial District. Some of the many amenities included
at The LaSalle Club Hotel are:
· Seventeen elegant club rooms and three unique master
suites which overlook
Chicago's skyline from a forty-story penthouse
· Complimentary continental breakfast
· Club lounge
· Complimentary use of athletic club facilities
- Discounted parking available
exclusive LaSalle Club offers many conveniences such as:
· State of the art fitness equipment, personal training,
and the latest in aerobic and athletic classes
· Competition-size swimming pool, waterfall whirlpool,
sauna and steam room, and massage therapy
· Private showers, fresh towels, toiletries, and laundry
· Corporate Concierge
The conference will be held at:
the Holiday Inn Chicago - Mart Plaza NOTE:
No more rooms are available
350 N. Orleans St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
+1 312 836-5000
Fax: +1 312 222-9508
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza is a block and a half from the Merchandise
Mart El stop, and is easilly accessible from both O'Hare International
Airport and Midway International Airport. This webpage will
shortly contain information on access by public transportation.
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza is offering rooms to GECCO attendees
at the reduced rate of $135 per night a night for single or
double. The triple and quad room rate is $155 . Parking is
available for $18 per day, though the hotel has ready access
to public transportation. Please make your reservations by
contacting the hotel no later than 20 June 2003. After this
cuttoff date, reservations will be accepted on a rate and
space availability basis. Please make reservations by contacting
the hotel directly at +1 312 836-5000.
There is an online booking code for the attendees when reserving
their Holiday Inn rooms online.
The Group Booking Code is: AFA.
There is a space on the online reservation form which asks
that you enter the code in order to obtain the special conference
Just go to the Reservations
page, and insert the Group Booking Code into the Optional
Information. The Rate Type is:Best available.
Holiday Inn Mart Plaza has a restaurant and bar, and there
are several opportunities for dining and socialization within
easy walking distance of the hotel. There is a food court
across the street in the Merchandise Mart. This webpage will
contain more information shortly.
Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) offers fast, direct train
service to the conference site from either of Chicago's two
international airports, O'Hare Airport or Midway International
Airport. From Midway Airport, take the CTA Orange Line Train
to State Street/Van Buren. There you will change trains and
take the Purple Line Train to the Merchandise Mart. You will
walk about 0.2 miles W to 350 N Orleans St. (Holiday Inn Mart
Plaza). From O'Hare Airport, take CTA Blue Line Train to Clark/Lake
street. There you will change trains and take the Brown Line
Train to the Merchandise Mart. You will walk about 0.2 miles
W to 350 N Orleans St. (Holiday Inn Mart Plaza). The fare
for one ride is $1.50 for ages 12 and up. Depending on the
traffic, this is the fastest and most convenient way to get
to the conference site from either the airport.
airport shuttle stops at the hotel twice per hour(15 minutes
past the hour and 15 minutes to the hour) beginning at 5:15
am until 10:15 pm.