Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654

LODGING UPDATES (posted 9/12/10)

Rooms Still Available:
While our official reservation deadline has passed, the hotel will continue to accept reservation at our group rate as long as possible. If you have any problem confirming your preferred arrangements (on line or by phone), please contact our hotel liaison, Samantha Fernandes, for assistance. (See contact information below.) If you have any problems that can't be resolved directly with the hotel, please contact the course manager, Jane Whitener (janewhitener@ameritech.net).

Hotel Lodging Contact:
Samantha Fernandes
Conference Services Sales Manager, Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
Direct Line: 312/529-1119

Looking for a Roommate?: We have received a couple of inquires from course registrants who would be interested in sharing a room. If you would like to have your name added to this list, please let the course manager know (janewhitener@ameritech.net). While we can’t be involved in matching up roommates, we will be happy to put participants in contact with others who might inquire.

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.

Note that there are two Holiday Inns in downtown Chicago and that ours is the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference participants at a group rate of $169/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, October 10, through Thursday, October 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: September 8, 2010
Rooms will be held until rented, or the reservation cut-off date, September 8, 2010. 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, ESC, 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: ESC.

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.

On-site parking is available at the hotel. Self-park rates are as follows:
Overnight Guests: $15/day, including in-and-out privileges
Commuters: $15/day (no in-and-out privileges). Tickets must be validated at Front Desk to confirm this rate.
Valet parking is also available ($35/day).
See "Travel & Parking" for detailed instructions on accessing the lot.


If you have questions on the 2010 pediatric cardiology board review course, please contact:
Jane Whitener, Program Manager
Phone: 773-271-0223 | Fax: 773-271-1214

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