Venues and Hotel

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Marriott Marquis Chicago 2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone: +1 312-824-0500

McCormick Place Convention Center 2301 S. King Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone: +1 312-791-7000

Exterior picture of McCormick Place Convention Center and Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Illinois

The Marriott Marquis Chicago and McCormick Place Convention Center are connected by a covered skybridge that is a safe and short walk to all convention activities.

Picture of Room at Marriott Marquis in Chicago, Illinois


Where to Stay

Marriott Marquis Chicago

2121 South Prairie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60616
Phone: +1 312-824-0500

Nestled near downtown Chicago, Marriott Marquis Chicago offers exceptional levels of convenience and service. The hotel rises 40 stories high and overlooks the world-class setting of Lake Michigan, downtown Chicago and the South Loop. Located just two blocks from the Green Line — a train line in the city’s rapid transit system — Marriott Marquis offers easy access to major airports and famed Chicago attractions, including Millennium Park and Soldier Field. Guests can also feast on American cuisine at the Woven & Bound restaurant or enjoy a quick but savory meal in the hotel’s Grab ’n Go.

Check-In: 4 p.m. CT
Check-Out: 11 a.m. CT

Room rate: Single/Double Occupancy – 199 USD. Hotel room rates are subject to applicable prevailing state and local taxes (currently 17.4%) in effect at the time of check-out.

Cancellation policy Reservations canceled within 72 hours of arrival will forfeit their first night room and tax deposit.

0–16 hours: 23 USD
16–24 hours: 36 USD

Internet access
Guest rooms have wireless or wired access:

  • High Speed (check email and browse the Web) 14.95 USD/day
  • Enhanced High Speed (Video chat, download large files + stream video) 18.95 USD/day

The hotel lobby includes complimentary wireless access.