Chicago Convention Rates
McCormick Place Hotel
The Ramada Chicago Hotel is considered a McCormick Place Hotel as we are only a 5 minute train ride to the Convention Center. Many of the McCormick Place attendees that stay with us are able to take advantage of the Chicago Public Transportation system and discover how convenient and affordable it is. The Chicago CTA bus stop is just two blocks from the hotel and by taking the number “2″ bus which comes every few minutes our guests can enjoy a 10 minute bus ride to McCormick Place for all of a cost of $2 compared to typical cab rides from most Chicago hotels of $10 – $15. They also have a second option in walking two blocks and taking the Metra Train at 51st street and having a five minute ride to inside of McCormick Place at a cost of less than $3 one way. Another convenient and affordable way to get to McCormick Place. They also have the option of taking both the train and the bus all the way downtown and enjoying all that downtown Chicago has to offer. The Ramada Chicago Hyde Park is a great McCormick Place Hotel with more to offer and more to save than most downtown hotels.
McCormick Place Convention Center has the following to offer:
Owned and operated by the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority (MPEA), Chicago’s McCormick Place is North America’s premier convention facility and attracts 3 million visitors annually. McCormick Place comprises three state-of-the-art buildings, the South and North Buildings and Lakeside Center (formerly the East Building). These buildings have a combined total of 2.2 million square feet of exhibit space, 1.6 million square feet all on one level, making it the nation’s largest convention center.
The hub of the convention industry, McCormick Place features: 2.2 million sq. of exhibit halls 112 meeting rooms Assembly seating for 10,000 people 4,249 seat theater (Arie Crown) 3 theaters seating, 345 each Ceiling heights up to 50 feet Easy access and 8,000 parking spaces
McCormick Place also features the largest ballroom in Chicago, and the Arie Crown Theater. The entire McCormick Place complex is linked by a 50,000 square-foot pedestrian promenade, referred to as the Grand Concourse, containing retail shops and other visitor amenities.
The North Building features over 700,000 square feet of exhibition space. The exhibit area can be used independently or in conjunction with the other halls. The North Building also has 29 meeting rooms, service areas and support facilities.
The Lakeside Center at McCormick Place concentrates on hosting mid-sized trade shows and conventions that in the past could not be accommodated by McCormick Place.
The South building offers an additional 840,000 square feet of exhibition space and 170,000 square feet of meeting space.