About Chicago

As the third-largest city in the country, Chicago has a ton to offer you while visiting. Chicago is situated squarely in the center of the country and is accessible from virtually anywhere.  A big part of what makes Chicago so picturesque is Lake Michigan.  Relax along the 18 miles of Lakefront Path and/or enjoy the 15 miles of sandy beaches.  Root for one of the incredible professional sports teams. Enjoy the beautiful views of Lake Michigan. Or, simply sit in one of the many city parks for lunch.

Meeting Location

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 E. North Water Street
Chicago, IL, USA

The great location of Sheraton Grand Chicago puts you in the heart of the city and offers views of the river and lake.  Directly on the riverfront, the hotel is within walking distance of Navy Pier, Millennium Park and Michigan Avenue.  Chic but not fussy, the downtown hotel has everything you need to be comfortable and productive. There are six fine dining options with a brand-new patisserie.

Check in: 3:00 pm
Chedk out: 12:00 pm

Public Transportation in the City

Taxis Service

  • Taxis are plentiful and offer a convenient way to get around the city.  
  • All taxis are required to accept credits cards.

Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)

  • According to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), the ‘L’ is the easiest way into and around town.
  • Simply buy a Ventra Card with money loaded to cover your fare(s).
  • To view a complete list of pick up times and drop off locations please visit www.transitchicago.com for more information.

Getting to Chicago by Plane

O'Hare International Airport, located 17 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. It is North America's major international gateway airport, servicing over 67 million passengers to and from over 200 destinations around the globe.

Midway International Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago and offers another convenient travel option for visitors.  It is the nation's premier point-to-point airport, offering value-oriented leisure and business travel to over 60 destinations.

Visit flychicago.com for details on parking, amenities, flight status, terminal maps and more for both O'Hare and Midway airports.

  • Average Domestic Flight Times to Chicago
  • Average International Flight Times to Chicago

Both airports offer plentiful taxi service to downtown and the suburbs.  Rates range from $40-50 from O'Hare, and $30-40 from Midway.  Rates vary based on travel time and are subject to change.

The Chicago Transit Authority serves both airports for easy and economical travel between downtown and Chicago neighborhoods using the 'L' train. The 24-hour CTA Blue Line connects directly to O'Hare and the CTA Orange Line connects directely to Midway. Read more on getting around Chicago with public transportation or visit transitchicago.com/airports for full fare information and maps.

GO Airport Express provides shared ride services to all downtown/suburban hotels and many businesses. Pair fares and group discounts are available along with customized reservation portals for your groups.

Many major car rental companies have facilities at the O'Hare and Midway Airports, including Avis, Alamo, Budget and Hertz. Please visit specific rental company websites for details.  

Limousine and chauffer agencies prefer that all customers reserve cars at least 48 hours in advance although cars can occasionally be ordered with a two-hour notice. Click here for a list of available transportation services.


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