Chicago Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms have been reserved at two hotels for Monday, 12-July until Wednesday, 21-July, or any portion thereof. Participants should identify themselves as belonging to the group “International Federation of Classification Societies 2004” in order to obtain the group rate.

Hilton Garden Inn of Chicago
10 E. Grand Ave. (corner of State and Grand)
Chicago, IL  60611

Main Phone: 312-527-2405
Reservations: 877-865-5298 from U.S., 
or main phone 312-527-2405 from outside U.S.
Reservations Fax: 312-527-1989
Reservations e-mail: [email protected]
Rate: $139.00 US for one to four persons
Group rate guaranteed until Friday, 28-May-2004

The Hilton Garden Inn of Chicago is a European-style hotel, rather than the usual convention or business hotel. Every room has a microwave oven and refrigerator and complimentary 24-hour high-speed internet access. A Jewel- Osco grocery-pharmacy is just across the street. The City of Chicago's free shuttle goes from the hotel to Navy Pier . This 23 story hotel is located two blocks from Michigan Avenue, better known as the “Magnificent Mile”, home of some of the world's premiere retail stores, specialty shops and restaurants. This hotel is the world's largest Hilton Garden Inn with 357 rooms and 6 suites. For further information, see the hotel's Website.

Best Western Inn of Chicago
162 E. Ohio St. (at N. Michigan Ave.)
Chicago, IL 60611

Main Phone: 312-787-3100
Reservations: 800-557-2378 from U.S., 
or main phone 312-787-3100 from outside U.S.
Reservations Fax: 312-573-3180
Reservations e-mail: [email protected]
Rate $109.00 US for one to four persons
Group rate guaranteed  until Friday, 25-June-2004

The Best Western Inn of Chicago is a newly renovated (2003), full service hotel located just one-half block east of North Michigan Avenue, Chicago's “Magnificent Mile”. It is steps from Navy Pier and conveniently located to business and financial centers, nightlife, fine dining, art museums and unsurpassed world-class shopping. All of the guest rooms include coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing boards and internet access. The hotel features a restaurant, lounge, spectacular 22nd floor Skyline Terrace, fitness center, gift shop and 357 guest rooms and suites. For further information, see the hotel's Website.

Attendees who need or wish to arrange accommodation at a different Chicago hotel may wish to consult