2019 ACLEA 55th Annual Meeting

Hotel and Travel Information

We invite you to join ACLEA in July at the Swissôtel Chicago in Chicago, Illinois!

Hotel Room Scam Alert:

In years past, third-party housing companies have made contact with ACLEA attendees and exhibitors trying to get them to book ACLEA Conference hotel rooms through their service at what they claim to be a “better rate.” PLEASE NOTE: These housing companies are not affiliated in any way with ACLEA or the Swissotel Chicago. ACLEA has a room block reserved for ACLEA conference participants. All participants are encouraged to book directly through the Swissotel and within the established ACLEA block. Third-party companies, such as Exhibition Housing Services, sometimes promise rooms in hotels where they do not actually have rooms or blocks set up. There is the potential to be left without a room and to lose money paid in advance if you book through them. If you have made a reservation through this company, or have questions or concerns, contact ACLEA’s Event Manager, Jill Tichy, via email at jillt@aclea.org.


Hotel Information

The Swissôtel Chicago

Our host hotel is the Swissôtel Chicago.

ACLEA has secured a special room rate of $199 per night and local taxes (currently 17.4%) for single/double available until June 28, 2019 or until the room block is exhausted, whichever comes first.

Swissôtel Chicago

323 E. Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Phone: + 1(312) 565-0565

Hotel Website: https://www.swissotel.com/hotels/chicago/

Room Reservation Link: https://aws.passkey.com/go/aclea2019


The closest airport to the Swissotel is Midway International Airport (MDW) located 12 miles SW from the hotel. You can also fly in from O’Hare International Airport which is located about 18 miles NW from the hotel.

Airport Transportation Options

Estimated fares

Subway: $2-$5 (one way)
Bus: $2-$6
Uber / Lyft: $20-$35 (one way)
Taxi: $40-$60 (one way)
Shuttle: $16-$75 (one way)

Additional directions can be found on the hotel transportation website.

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