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Accommodations and Travel

The CZ11 Conference hotel is Sold Out.

For emergencies please contact: Gale Peek at gale.peek@noaa.gov

The Hyatt Regency Chicago will be the site of the Coastal Zone 11 Conference (www.chicagoregency.hyatt.com/hyatt/hotels/).

Conference Overflow Accommodations:

Four Points by Sheraton Chicago Downtown/Magnificent Mile:
Located at 630 N. Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611 is offering a room rate below the government per diem at $139.00 per night plus tax. Please call (888) 627-7088 to make a reservation and refer to the Coastal Zone 2011 room block. The block is reserved July 16 -21, 2011 if you need additional rooms outside of the block please make your reservation within the block and email jeanschroeppel@fourpointschicago.com for additional room nights.

You may also make reservations by clicking on the following link: http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/noaacoastalzone

Embassy Suites Chicago – Downtown/Lakefront:
Located at 511 N. Columbus Drive, Chicago, IL 60611 is offering a room rate at the government per diem of $146.00 per night plus tax. Please call (800) 525-2509 to make a reservation and refer to Coastal Zone room block. The block is reserved July 13 – 25, 2011.

You may also make reservations by clicking on the following link: http://embassysuites.hilton.com/en/es/groups/personalized/C/CHIREES-NOA-20110713/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

Travel and Transportation
Chicago is served by two airports:

O’Hare International Airport, located 13 miles from downtown, is one of the largest airports in the world. For visitors needing information or directions, airport information booths are located on the lower levels of the domestic terminals and on the upper and lower levels of the International Terminal.
Midway Airport is located 10 miles from downtown Chicago.

Shuttles and Taxis
Both airports offer taxi service to downtown and the suburbs. Taxi Rates from O’Hare to the Hyatt downtown range from $30 to $50, from Midway: $28 to $32.

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

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) convenient and easy-to-use bus and train (the “L”) lines carry you around town and to major attractions.

It’s also easy to hail a taxi to get from place to place, and during warm weather months, you can also board one of the water taxis that run along the Chicago River or lakeshore for a scenic and relaxing alternative.


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