Hotel and Travel Information

The Twenty-seventh Annual Conference is being held at the Hilton Palmer House Hotel in Chicago, Illinois: 17 E Monroe St, Chicago, IL 60603

The Hilton Palmer House Hotel features an indoor pool, three-level health club with an on-site spa, and beautiful guest rooms. When you stay at the Palmer House Hilton, you’re in the heart of downtown Chicago. And all of the many attractions that have put this area on the map and bring it to life are within a short stroll or cab ride. Among others, Millennium Park, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago Theater, and the Magnificent Mile are all within a short distance of the hotel.

Hotel Reservations

To reserve your room online, click on the following link: https://aws.passkey.com/e/49131100

If you wish to reserve your room by phone, please call the hotel at: 1-312-726-7500.  Please, notify the hotel that you are with the APPE Annual Conference.

The negotiated APPE room rate is $149 one or two bedroom suite, plus tax per night.

Note: The deadline for hotel reservations at the conference rate is February 1, 2018.

 

The Hilton Palmer House Hotel is an old historic hotel and features a full-service, three-level Health Club and Spa.

The Hilton Palmer House is self named ‘a city within a city’, due to all of the activities available within the hotel grounds.  The Palmer House is celebrating 145 years!  And you can enjoy a guided tour on the Palmer House history or enjoy high tea at the Mez.  You can even have your mind read at the Magic Parlour!

In addition, countless Chicago attractions are within walking distance of the hotel, including high end shopping and many art or music venues.

Transportation Information

When taking public transportation from O’Hare International Airport, take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street. From Midway Airport, take the Orange Line from Midway to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue.

Local Airports

Chicago- O’Hare International Airport
Distance from hotel: 18 mi.
Drive time: 35-60 min.

Directions: Follow signs for I-190 out of airport. Take I-190 to I-90/94 east (Kennedy Expressway). Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (East) , Approximately 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.

Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from hotel: 12 mi.
Drive time: 30-45 min.

Directions: North on Cicero Avenue. Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) West. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (East), 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.

From the Airport to the Hotel:

Train

The Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Orange Line train services links Chicago Midway Airport with downtown Chicago via Harold Washington Library. The train runs seven days a week from 4am until 1am the next morning.

You can purchase a ticket at the airport station, which is located alongside the airport across Cicero Avenue. Tickets cost from $2.25 for a single ticket.

Contact: (312) 836 7000.

Taxi

  • Fee: $28 to $30 USD each way
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time: 25 minutes

Driving Directions

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport
Distance from hotel: 18 mi.
Drive time: 35-60 min.
Directions: Follow signs for I-190 out of airport. Take I-190 to I-90/94 east (Kennedy Expressway). Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (East) , Approximately 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.
Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from hotel: 12 mi.
Drive time: 30-45 min.
Directions: North on Cicero Avenue. Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) West. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (East), 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.