The Web-Wise 2004 Conference is taking place at the InterContinental Chicago Hotel.
505 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago IL 60611
You can also make a reservation online by clicking the link below:
A limited number of sleeping rooms have been reserved at the InterContinental
Hotel. The group rate is $129.00 per night + tax in the main building
or $154.00 per night + tax in the historic tower. The current
tax rate on overnight accommodations is 14.9%.
Visit the Accomodations
page of the InterContinental Chicago Hotel website to view the
decor and ambience.
To make a reservation, please call reservations at (800) 628-2112
or (312) 944-4100. In order to obtain the group rate, please be
sure to mention that you are attending the Web-Wise Conference.
The cut-off date for reservations is Tuesday, February 17, 2004.
Reservations/name changes received after the cutoff date will
be accepted on a space available basis at the group rate.
United Airlines is offering
a 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fare or 5%
discount off the lowest applicable fares, including First Class,
to all Web-Wise Conference participants. An additional 5% discount
will apply when tickets are purchased at least 30 days in advance.
This special offer applies to travel
on domestic segments of all United Airlines and United Express
flights. Please call 1-800-521-4041 and reference Meeting
ID Code 523AB. Representatives are on duty seven days a
week from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm EST. Please note that in many cases,
internet fares are more favorable than the fares quoted by airline
Airports and Ground Transportation
The InterContinental Chicago is located approximately
16 miles from O'Hare Airport and 12 miles from Midway Airport.
Taxi fare from O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport to the InterContinental Hotel is approximately $35.00 and $25.00 respectively.
Shuttle Service from Midway or O'Hare Airports
Continental Air Express
services both Chicago airports. The one way fare is $21 per person from O'Hare and $16 from Midway. You can purchase shuttle tickets near the baggage claim area - advance reservations are not required.
The "El" is Chicago's subway/elevated train system.
One-way fare is $1.75 (as of 1/1/2004), and farecards can be purchased
at any El station. The closest El stop for both the Blue Line
(O'Hare) and Orange Line (Midway) is the Lake Street transfer
point. The Intercontinental Hotel is a five-block, 10-minute walk
(weather permitting) or approximately a $4.00 taxi fare.
For more information, please visit the Chicago
Parking at the hotel starts at $16.00 for the day or $35.00 for overnight guests. Please note that the hotel does not offer self-parking.
These driving directions are provided as a rough guideline only. Please contact the hotel at (312)944-4100 to verify the location and directions.
From Madison, Wisconsin, Chicago's north-west
suburbs or O'Hare Airport:
Guests driving from Madison,
Wisconsin, the north-west suburbs, and O'Hare, which feed into
90 East, will follow that highway into downtown Chicago. Take
the Ohio Street exit. Ohio Street is one-way heading east. Guests
will follow Ohio Street to Michigan Avenue, which is approximately
one and a quarter miles. Then turn right, South on Michigan and
proceed one block. Turn left at the next corner (Illinois Street)
and proceed East on Illinois one block to the traffic circle where
you can turn around to come back to Michigan Avenue and take a
right. The doorman and valet parkers will be on Michigan Avenue
to assist you.
From Chicago's western suburbs or using Highway
290 East, The Eisenhower:
Guests who will be utilizing Highway
290 East need only continue on that route into downtown Chicago,
at which point 290 becomes Congress Parkway. Follow Congress approximately
one and a half miles to Michigan Avenue. Turn left on Michigan
Avenue and proceed one mile to the bridge over the Chicago River.
After crossing the bridge, the hotel will be the third building
on the right-hand side. The doorman and valet parkers will be
on Michigan Avenue to assist you.
From Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, or following
Highway 57 into the city:
Guests arriving from Ohio
and Michigan on 80 / 94, Indiana on 90 East which follows 65N,
or southern Illinois on highway 57 should follow all signs to
90 / 94 West. Each of the highways are clearly marked at the merger
points. Once on 90 / 94 West, guests will proceed in to the downtown
area and the Monroe Street exit. Monroe Street is one-way going
east and should be followed approximately one and a half miles
to Michigan Avenue. Guests must then turn left on to Michigan
and proceed half a mile to the bridge of the Chicago River. Guests
will cross the bridge and find the hotel located three buildings
down on the right-hand side. Valet parkers and doormen will be
on Michigan Avenue to assist with luggage and parking.
Stevenson Expressway from Midway, the south-west
suburbs of Chicago, or taking Lake Shore Drive North:
Guests traveling east on I-55 will
merge with Lake Shore Drive North, approximately three miles from
the downtown area. When arriving on Lake Shore Drive North, guests
will pass Soldier's Field, the Shedd Aquarium, and Field Museum.
Shortly thereafter, exits will appear on the left-hand side. Guests
should take the third exit, Monroe Street, and follow it two blocks
to Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan, then proceed half
a mile and cross the bridge of the Chicago River. The hotel will
be the third building after the bridge on the right-hand side.
Guests will pull up in front of the hotel on Michigan Avenue,
where doormen and valet parkers are located.
Taking Lake Shore Drive south from Chicago's
Guests driving south on
Lake Shore Drive should exit at Grand Avenue. Follow Grand, which
is one way heading west, three blocks to Columbus Drive. Turn
left on Columbus, which is south, and proceed two blocks to the
NBC Tower, located on the right-hand side of the street. Take
a right turn into the NBC driveway and follow it all the way to
Michigan Avenue. Turn right on Michigan and you will be directly
in front of the hotel. Doormen and valet parkers will be on Michigan
to assist you.
If you have questions, please contact Matt Burdetsky, Capital Meeting Planning, Inc. by phone at (703) 536-4993 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.