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Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
www.martplaza.com


Our headquarters hotel is located at the top of the Chicago Mart Plaza, overlooking the Chicago River and downtown Chicago. This riverside location offers some of the best views of the city, as well as easy access to all the city has to offer. For exercise enthusiasts, the hotel provides an on-site fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Visit the hotel website for additional information and details on amenities.

The hotel lobby is located on the 15th floor of the building. Lower floors of the building house prominent tenants including the Chicago Sun Times and the Apparel Center. A skybridge on the 2nd floor of the complex connects the building to the Merchandise Mart and shops at the Mart.

LODGING UPDATE
August 14, 2012


Please contact the course manager if you have not been able to confirm lodging at our headquarters hotel (Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza) and need assistance in making alternate arrangements. While there is another Holiday Inn in the city, that property is NOT recommended.


For assistance, contact:
Jane Whitener
773-271-0223
janewhitener@ameritech.net

Room Rate: $185 (for occupancy of up to four)
A block of rooms has been reserved for course participants at $185/night, plus prevailing taxes (currently 15.4%). This rate is valid for occupancy of up to four guests per room. Our official room block is established for Sunday, September 9, through Friday, September 14, but requests for earlier arrivals and later departures are welcomed by the hotel and will be accommodated at conference rates, so long as space is available.

Reservation Deadline: August 10, 2012
Rooms will be held until rented, or the reservation cut-off date, August 10, 2012. After that date, any rooms that have not been reserved will be released for general sale. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date, based on room and rate availability.

Reservation, Room Guarantee/Cancellation Procedures
Guests are responsible for making their own reservations and guaranteeing them with credit card or first night's reservation fee. If a reservation must be canceled, the hotel must be notified by 6:00 p.m. on the date of arrival in order to avoid being billed for the first night's stay.

Online reservations: Go to the "Reservations" section of the hotel website (www.martplaza.com). To confirm our group rate, select "Corporate, Group & IATA" after indicating your preferred reservation dates, and fill in our Group Booking Code, EPE, in the related field.

Phone reservations: Call 312-836-5000 for reservations (between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CST). To ensure our group rate, be sure to indicate that you are with the "Specialty Review in Pediatric Cardiology" or provide our Group Booking Code: EPE.

General Information
Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. Check-out time is prior to 12:00 noon. Credit cards accepted by the hotel include American Express, Carte Blanche, Visa, Optima, Diners Club, MasterCard, JCB Card, and Discover.

HOTEL PARKING: $16/day
Discounted onsite self-parking is available for $16/day. This rate includes in-and-out privileges for overnight guests. Commuters must have tickets validated at the hotel front desk to confirm this rate. See "Travel and Parking" for instructions on accessing the lot.


CONTACT US

If you have questions on the 2012 pediatric cardiology board review course, please contact:
Jane Whitener, Program Manager
Phone: 773-271-0223 | Fax: 773-271-1214
E-mail:janewhitener@ameritech.net