City of Chicago

"Chicago is an international hub for finance, culture, commerce, industry, technology, telecommunications, and transportation. Chicago's 58 million domestic and international visitors in 2018 made it the second-most-visited city in the nation, behind New York City's approximate 65 million visitors. Landmarks in the city include Millennium Park, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Campus, the Willis (Sears) Tower, Grant Park, the Museum of Science and Industry, and Lincoln Park Zoo. Chicago's culture includes the visual arts, literature, film, theatre, comedy (especially improvisational comedy), food, and music, particularly jazz, blues, soul, hip-hop, gospel and electronic dance music including house music. Chicago has professional sports teams in each of the major professional leagues, including two Major League Baseball teams." [Wikipedia] Among the area's many colleges and universities are: the University of Chicago , Northwestern University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and DePaul University. For more information on Chicago, please visit this informative travel guide website:

Hyatt Regency Chicago

Hyatt Regency ChicagoSituated on the Chicago River near Chicago’s Magnificent Mile, the Hyatt Regency Chicago (151 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois USA 60601) is surrounded by downtown Chicago’s premier landmarks and attractions. The hotel is in the vicinity of world-class shopping, entertainment and commerce centers. The hotel is also an easy walk or cab ride to the city’s best theater, museums, and cuisine as well as Grant and Millennium Parks, Lake Michigan beaches, Navy Pier and Michigan Avenue. The hotel is 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 18 miles from Chicago O’Hare International Airport. There are multiple options of traveling into the city, from the train (CTA), shuttles ($30~$50), taxi ($60~$80), Uber, and Lyft.  

Hotel room reservation is available now at the rate of $209/night. The cut-off date for reservation at this rate April 2nd, 2020. Reservations after this deadline will be taken by the hotel based on the hotel's availability. PIs need to make their own reservations at the Hyatt Regency Chicago at the reservation URL. It is important that all the attendees stay at the Hyatt Regency Chicago and book their reservations through the provided reservation URL in order to ensure that the minimum number of rooms are covered per the contract established with the hotel. Attendees are advised to pay for their own hotel rooms and airfare using their NSF REU grant funds.

Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Drive
Chicago, Illinois, USA 60601
Tel: +1 312 565 1234  Email: 
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Travel to Chicago

Driving directions: From O'Hare International Airport: Take Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94) East to Ohio St exit. Proceed on Ohio to State St and turn right. Turn left at Wacker Drive. Our downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel will be down approximately 2 blocks on the right.

Train: Train Pick-up below baggage claim area (follow signs to C.T.A.). Take "L-Train" to Clark/Lake stop (approx. 7 blocks from hotel). Walk East on Lake to Stetson St, turn left Stetson St and walk 1 block to the hotel. Note: This method is not recommended if guest has more than 1 bag, as there are numerous escalators and turn-styles. Guest can take a cab or walk from Clark/Lake stop.

From Midway Airport: Take Cicero Ave North to Stevenson Expressway (I-55) North. Exit at Dan Ryan Expressway (I-90/94) West. Exit at Washington St and proceed East to Michigan Ave. Turn left. Proceed North to Wacker Drive. Turn right. Our downtown Chicago, Illinois hotel is one block on right

L Train: From the airport take the Orange Line to the State and Lake Street stop. Walk 1 block north to Wacker. Take a right on Wacker and the hotel is approximately 3 blocks.