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AIRPORT TRANSPORTATION
The hotel and downtown Chicago are approximately 10 miles northeast of Midway Airport and 20 miles southeast of O'Hare International. The hotel is served directly by shuttle buses from both airports and is also convenient to commuter trains and public transportation. Additional information on airport transportation options is provided below.

GO AIRPORT EXPRESS/AIRPORT EXPRESS SHUTTLE SERVICE
www.airportexpress.com

GO Express provides shuttle service to all downtown hotels. Ticket booths are located in the baggage claim area at both airports. Buses run every 15 minutes. A reservation is not required for incoming passengers, but is needed for return trips. (See "Reservations for Departures" below). Note: Passengers will be dropped off according to their hotel location on the route. Given the number of stops that may be made on any service run, please allow at least one hour for arrival at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.


FARE PER PERSON:

ONE-WAY

ROUND-TRIP

O'Hare to Hotel

$31

$55

Midway to Hotel

$26

$46


Reservations for Departures
Return reservations should be made in advance (12-24 hours). These can be made through the hotel concierge or front desk staff, or you on your own — either online or by calling 888-284-3826. A confirmation number will be provided. Airport Express will pick up three hours prior to flight time to allow for other pickups and to ensure adequate time for check-in at the airport. Please allow a fifteen-minute window in scheduled pickup time. Visit the company website, or call for additional information, including pick-up locations at each airport, service hours, etc.

Value Van Service
http://www.airportexpress.com/valuevan

In addition to service described above, GO Express offers van service to and from select downtown locations, including the Merchandise Mart (which is located immediately east of our hotel). Rates for this service are $28 round-trip for Midway and $32 for O’Hare. Advance reservations are required.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY (CTA)
www.transitchicago.com

Visit the above website for detailed information, maps, etc. CTA trains from both airports will take you to downtown Chicago and very close to the hotel. Any downtown stop is, at most, a short cab ride away. The basic fare is $2.25 each way. The Clark/Lake stop, located across the river and just southeast of the hotel (about 5 blocks away), is served by both the Blue Line (from O'Hare) and the Orange Line (from Midway). Direct links to these schedules are provided below:

From O'Hare Airport (Blue Line):
http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/blueline_schedules/OHare.pdf

From Midway Airport (Orange Line):
http://www.transitchicago.com/assets/1/orangeline_schedules/Midway.pdf

The closest stop to the hotel is the Merchandise Mart ("Merch Mart" on maps), which is 2 blocks east of the hotel. This stop can be accessed from the Brown and Purple lines. When the Mart is open (established business hours on Monday through Saturday only), passengers can access the hotel from the station without going outside.

TAXI SERVICE
The approximate cost for airport transportation by taxi, one way, is $45 for O'Hare and $35 for Midway. The cost is not a flat rate, so prices will vary due to traffic. Be sure to allow sufficient travel time.

HOTEL PARKING, DRIVING DIRECTIONS
Discounted onsite outdoor 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.

To Access the Building Entrance and Self-park Lot By Car:
The entrance to Mart Center Drive is on Orleans Street, which is one way (north) where it borders the hotel. Drivers therefore need to approach from the south, by way of the Franklin Street Bridge (Franklin becomes Orleans north of the river) and then turn left on Mart Center Drive. As needed, hotel staff will be available at the building entrance help you unload and hold luggage while you proceed to the self-park lot one level down (at river level). Click here for neighborhood map and note that the hotel occupies the top floors of the building identified as “Chicago SunTimes.”


CONTACT US

Please direct additional questions on the 2012 board course in pediatric cardiology to:
Jane Whitener, Program Manager (Chicago)
Phone: 773-271-0223 | Fax: 773-271-1214
E-mail:janewhitener@ameritech.net