Alliance of Artists Communities
20th Anniversary Conference | October 19-22 | Chicago

Travel + Hotel

Hilton

Hotel Accommodations

Our conference hotel is the Hilton Chicago, located at 720 S Michigan Ave, in Chicago's South Loop. The hotel overlooks Grant Park, Buckingham Fountain, and Lake Michigan; and is steps from museums, restaurants, galleries, shops, and transit. The historic property was built in 1927 as the world’s largest hotel, encompassing an entire city block.

The hotel is 3 blocks from the conference meeting site (1104 S. Wabash). If you require assistance between the hotel and the meeting site, please contact the Alliance at 401-351-4320 or info@artistcommunities.org.

Discounted rooms are available for $199/night. Book by September 18 and mention Alliance of Artists Communities to receive the discounted rate.

If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, please check "Room Sharing" on the registration form.

Book online

Phone reservations: (877) 865-5320
Address: 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL 60605
Website:
www.chicago.hilton.com


Air Travel

Chicago is served by O'Hare International Airport (ORD), located 17 miles northwest of downtown; and Midway International Airport (MDW), located 10 miles southwest of downtown.

Ground Transportation

Chicago boasts a world-class public transit system, connecting travelers by bus, elevated trains (the "L"), subway, commuter rail, and Amtrak.

CTA train and bus fares are $2.25 each way; transfers are 25 cents

From O'Hare Airport to Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave):

  • Taxi: 25-60 minutes, $40+

  • Shuttle: 25-60 minutes, $25+

  • Public transit: 50 minutes, $2.50 (fare + transfer)
    Take the Blue Line from O'Hare towards Forest Park
    Exit at Jackson & Dearborn
    At street level, take the X28 bus towards Olive Harvey
    Exit at Balbo & Michigan (700 S Michigan Ave)
    Walk to 720 S Michigan Ave

  • From Midway Airport to Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave):

    • Taxi: 15-40 minutes, $25+

    • Shuttle: 15-40 minutes, $15+

    • Public transit: 30 minutes, $2.25
      Take the Orange Line from Midway towards the Loop
      Exit at Roosevelt Ave
      Walk 1 block East to Michigan Ave, turn left on Michigan Ave
      Walk 3 blocks North to 720 S Michigan Ave

    • From Amtrak Station to Hilton Chicago (720 S Michigan Ave):

      • Taxi: 5-15 minutes, $10+

      • Public transit: 12 minutes, $2.25
        At Canal & Adams/Jackson, take the X28 bus towards Olive Harvey
        Exit at Balbo & Michigan (700 S Michigan Ave)
        Walk to 720 S Michigan Ave


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