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HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION CHAIRMAN: GREGG GOULD CHAIR-ELECT: MELINDA STEPHENS Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17.

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1 HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION CHAIRMAN: GREGG GOULD CHAIR-ELECT: MELINDA STEPHENS Thursday, May 16 and Friday, May 17

2 HOUSING We are once again pleased to partner with Travel Planners for Pittcon 2014 Ira Malin, Vice President Maureen Hine, Exhibitor and Group Services Coordinator Linda Quintanilha, Senior Program Executive

3 Pittcon 2014 hotels at a glance 46 hotels, over 7,500 rooms Headquarter hotelSheraton Chicago $169 early bird (book before 12/1/13), then $179 includes complimentary internet Value pricing Rates range from $129 to $ hotels offering same or lower rates than 2009s 38 hotels providing free internet

4 New choices in 2014 Amalfi Hotel -- $164 single/$184 double Concierge level service for all guests Free continental breakfast served on each floor Club lounge with open bar and snacks in the afternoon Trump Hotel Chicago – $219 single/double 5 Star accommodations Floor to ceiling windows Fully equipped kitchens Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel – $179 single/double New 334 room hotel Lower 18 floors of the Aqua Building Designed by Chicago architect, Jeanne Gang

5 Sheraton Chicagos special offers Book 10 or more rooms 10% discount on catering f & b 10% discount on meeting room and/or audio visual rental 1 room upgrade for group leader Book 20 or more rooms 10% discount on catering f & b 20% discount on meeting room and/or audio visual rental 1 suite upgrade for group leader Book 50 or more rooms 15% discount on catering f & b 30% discount on meeting room and/or audio visual rental 2 suite upgrades

6 More group/exhibitor offers Book 10 or more rooms 30 hotels will offer an upgrade for group leader 27 hotels will offer 10% discount of meeting room rental 27 hotels will offer 10% discount on audio visual rentals 19 hotels will offer 10% discount on catering food and beverage

7 Group leader upgrades Amalfi HotelHilton Garden InnPUBLIC Chicago MarriottHoliday Inn Mart PlazaRadisson Blue Aqua Conrad ChicagoHotel FelixRenaissance Blackstone Doubletree ChicagoHotel SaxResidence Inn River North Drake HotelHyatt Regency ChicagoSheraton Chicago Embassy Suites DowntownInn of ChicagoSpringhill Suites Embassy Suites LakefrontIntercontinentalSwissotel Fairmont ChicagoMillennium KnickerbockerTrump International Hampton Inn & SuitesOmni HotelWestin River North Hilton ChicagoPalmer House HiltonWestin Michigan Avenue

8 10% meeting room discounts Amalfi HotelHilton ChicagoPalmer House Hilton Chicago MarriottHilton Garden Inn PUBLIC Conrad ChicagoHoliday Inn Mart PlazaRadisson Blue Aqua Doubletree ChicagoHotel SaxRenaissance Blackstone Drake HotelHyatt Regency ChicagoSheraton Chicago Embassy Suites DowntownInn of ChicagoSwissotel Embassy Suites LakefrontIntercontinentalTrump International Fairmont ChicagoMillennium KnickerbockerWestin River North Hampton Inn & SuitesOmni HotelWestin Michigan Avenue

9 10% audio visual discounts Amalfi HotelHilton ChicagoPalmer House Hilton Chicago MarriottHilton Garden InnPUBLIC Conrad ChicagoHoliday Inn Mart PlazaRadisson Blue Aqua Doubletree ChicagoHotel SaxRenaissance Blackstone Drake HotelHyatt Regency ChicagoSheraton Chicago Embassy Suites DowntownInn of ChicagoSwissotel Embassy Suites LakefrontIntercontinentalTrump International Fairmont ChicagoMillennium KnickerbockerWestin River North Hampton Inn & SuitesOmni HotelWestin Michigan Avenue

10 10% catering f & b discounts Chicago MarriottHilton Garden InnPalmer House Hilton Conrad ChicagoHoliday Inn Mart PlazaPUBLIC Doubletree ChicagoHotel SaxRenaissance Blackstone Drake HotelHyatt Regency ChicagoSheraton Chicago Embassy Suites LakefrontInn of ChicagoSwissotel Fairmont ChicagoOmni HotelWestin River North Hilton Chicago

11 This years suite deals Sheraton Chicago Ogden Suite$ 699$ 419 Illinois Suite$ 699$ Bay Hospitality Suite$ 800$ 480 Hyatt McCormick Place Executive Suite$ 750$ br Skyline Suite$ 850$ br Grand Suite$2250$ 999 Chicago Marriott Downtown 1 br Hospitality Suite$1500$ 600 Rack RatePittcon Rate

12 Tools to manage your block Zipbook (for rooms) Make all reservations with one login Easily modify, cancel reservations Send confirmations to individual guests Zoomlist (10 or more rooms) Spreadsheet import Insures data integrity All imports saved

13 Reserve your meeting space On line request form submission Function space on hold with major hotels Coordinate with sleeping room assignments Review and approvals through Tammy Yallum, Exhibition Coordinator

14 New Orleans 2015 – a preview Marriott (HQ) rate - $229 S/$246 D Groups of 10 or more receive double Marriott points and : 10% discount on catering F&B 10% discount on meeting room rental 10% discount on A/V services 1 upgrade with concierge level access Hilton Riverside - $235 S/D Groups of 20 or more receive: 10% discount on catering F&B 10% discount on meeting room rental 10% discount on A/V services 1 bedroom suite upgrade Many other choices from limited to full service properties

15 TRANSPORTATION Our returning partner for shuttle bus transportation for Pittcon 2014 is Callaway Transportation David Callaway, President James Good, On Site project Manager for 2014

16 Hotel Shuttle Bus Service Sunday9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday6:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Thursday7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Intervals between buses – From all official show hotels to/from McCormick Place Every 15 minutes – Peak Intervals Every 20 minutes – Off Peak Intervals Buses will utilize the bus way Taxis & pre-arranged transportation available outside of Grand Concourse

17 Hotel Shuttle Bus Service Hotel Routes Extensive route system for Chicago Buses will have window placards showing route number and hotels serviced Dispatchers located at McCormick Place Dispatchers at Key hotels Hotel shuttle desk during show hours at McCormick Place Toll free shuttle hotline – Available during shuttle hours Advance ADA web reservations for lift equipped vehicles ADA lift equipped vehicles setup for each route Please call in advance to schedule Questions?

18 Consult the Pittcon Website For the latest information on: Housing Airline travel Shuttle bus transportation Chicago Information go to


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