2005 IEEE Intensive Course and Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts

Hotel Information


The conference this year meets in Chicago, IL at the Holiday Inn Chicago-City Centre Hotel where meeting facilities are well suited to the Conference Sessions and other activities.  The hotel is offering special rates of $169.00 US dollars single/double occupancy to conference attendees.  Rates are subject to applicable state, local and occupancy taxes: approximately 14.9%.  To make a reservation please call the Holiday Inn Chicago-City Centre Hotel at +1 312 787 6100 and identify yourself as part of the IEEE Holm Conference on Electrical Contacts in order to receive the special group rate.  The special rate is valid until 3 September 2005, reservations received after this date are subject to space and availability.


Check in time: 3:00 p.m.                                                 Check out time: 12:00 p.m.


Web address of hotel:  www.chicc.com



Travel Arrangements

Please contact the IEEE Travel Services Department at 1 800 TRY IEEE (1 800 879 4333) or +1 732 562 5387 if calling from outside the US to obtain negotiated airfares on Continental, United Airlines and American Airlines.



Local Transportation


Holiday Inn Chicago-City Centre, 300 East Ohio Street, Chicago, IL 60611



Transportation from Airports



Cost is $40 from O’Hare International (ORD), 45-60 minute ride, $30 from Midway (MDW), 30-35 minute drive.


There is also a Continental Air Express Shuttle available to and from both airports with the following fees: $24 one way and $44 round trip from O’Hare International Airport, $19 one way and $34 round trip from Midway Airport



If you are arriving by your own transportation and you wish to park at the Holiday Inn Chicago-Centre Hotel daily parking at $28/day and self parking at $28 per 24 hours.


Driving Directions from North, South & East via Rt I-90/94: Exit at Ohio St. East, two blocks past Michigan Ave. from West.  Follow signs to Rt I-94 North Wisconsin then exit at Ohio St. East to hotel.

The Holiday Inn Chicago-City Centre location puts you in the heart of Chicago where you'll experience Chicago's vibrant business climate, dazzling cultural institutions and exceptional natural beauty.

Situated in Streeterville, one of Chicago's most affluent neighborhoods, the Chicago City Centre is an award winning hotel with unmatched premium services and amenities.  Just outside the hotel doors, where the Magnificent Mile's world class shops and restaurants beckon, and an easy walk takes you to Navy Pier with its popular recreational pleasures. The Chicago City Centre is conveniently located 2 blocks east of Michigan Ave and 6 blocks from Millennium Park, located at the north end of Grant Park.  The hotel offers: High-speed internet service throughout the hotel, 24-hour room service, a world class fitness facility, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts and 4 restaurants.