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Accomodation Information

For those who have requested them, rooms have been reserved at the Club Quarters, located at 75 East Wacker Drive (near the corner of Wacker Drive and Michigan Avenue), in the heart of Chicago. The telephone number there is (312)357-6400. If we made a reservation for you, then you should have received a confirming e-mail from Stacy Cummings with your reservation number. If you did not receive such confirmation, please send email immediately to Stacy (cummings at oddjob.uchicago.edu).

The meeting venue at the University of Chicago is on the South Side of the city--it is not walking distance from the hotel. We will provide bus transportation from the hotel to the meeting venue in the mornings only. Public transportation is available (bus and train) from campus to the hotel neighborhood in the evening. For further information on getting around and to Chicago, see the Travel Page.

Google map of downtown Chicago showing Club Quarters location is here.

Here is some PR about the Club Quarters obtained from the web:

Spectacular views of Chicago's skyline and floodlit landmarks are captured from the Club Quarters Wacker at Michigan, the Windy City's landmark tower hotel located along the Chicago River at Wacker Street and Michigan Avenue. This hotel is one block from the NBC Tower and across the river from the Wrigley Building and the Tribune Tower. World-class dining and shopping along the Magnificent Mile is just outside the hotel's front door and city icons like Grant Park, Milennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Art Institute are all within seven blocks. O'Hare and Midway Airports are located 16 and nine miles away, respectively.

Hotel Features
Fully restored to its historic grandeur, the Club Quarters Wacker at Michigan showcases neo- Gothic architecture, marble flooring and brass gilding in an elegant lobby. In one of the best collections of pre-WWII skyscrapers in the world, this hotel is housed in the historic Mather Tower, which was built 1928 as the city's tallest building. This member's only hotel features a bi-level club room and marble staircase ascending to workstations featuring wireless Internet access. A 24-hour service desk and concierge are available and the hotel clubroom offers complimentary coffee and newspapers. Meeting spaces and conference catering are available, and a cardiovascular fitness center is located on site. An Italian trattoria, Bella Bacino's, features casual, split-level dining overlooking the Chicago River.

The 40-story Club Quarters Wacker at Michigan has 240 guestrooms featuring commanding views of either Michigan Avenue or the Chicago River. Stately furnishings are accented by encyclopedias, almanacs and dictionaries. Work desks with ergonomic chairs, cable television and complimentary Internet access are guestroom standards. Room service features selections from the hotel restaurant, and garment storage and cleaning between hotel visits is offered.

Property Amenities
24 Hour Security
Fitness Facility
In House Dining
In House Bar

Property Information
Check In Time - 3 p.m.
Check Out Time - 12 p.m.
Credit card required

Area Activities
Magnificent Mile (shopping) - 1 block
Wrigley Building - 1 block
Tribune Building - 1 block
NBC Tower - 1 block
Navy Pier - 6 blocks
Millenium Park - 6 blocks
Art Institute of Chicago- 7 blocks
Shedd Aquarium - 2.0 miles
Adler Planetarium - 2.0 miles
Field Museum of Natural History - 2.0 miles

Photos of the hotel from the web: