FAQ

...and a WARM Welcome to CHICAGO!

As the hub of the Midwest, Chicago is easy to find with its picturesque skyline calling across the waters of the huge freshwater Lake Michigan, an impressive sight that soon reveals world-class museums, miles of sandy beaches, huge parks, public art, and perhaps the finest looking downtown in the world.
With a wealth of iconic sights and neighborhoods to explore, there's enough to fill a visit of months without ever seeing the end. Prepare to cover a lot of ground; the meaning of Chicago is only found in movement, through its subways and historic elevated rail, and eyes raised to the sky.

AIRPORTS

Chicago is served by two major airports: O'Hare International Airport and Midway Airport. You can catch a shuttle, Lyft or Uber. There are plenty of taxis both to and from the city center, but they can be expensive, especially during rush hour due to traffic. Expect upwards of $40 for O'Hare and $30 for Midway.Chicago has subway/elevated rapid transit rail service to its commercial airports. CTA trains provide direct service to both O'Hare and Midway airports. From Downtown, the Blue Line runs to O'Hare in about 45 minutes and the Orange Line runs to Midway in about 30 minutes. Cost $2.25 from anywhere in the city - much less expensive than a taxi!


HOTEL

You must register for the conference first! You can then make your hotel reservation. This year’s NATA Conference will be held from December 7 to 11, 2019 at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago located at 909 North Michigan Avenue. You will find a wonderful downtown landscape at The Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago on the Magnificent Mile.The hotel rooms are stylishly appointed, featuring spacious floor plans, fantastic views, 55-inch flat screen televisions, Heavenly® Beds and signature bath amenities.
Explore an incredible assemblage of attractions, including Millennium Park, Maggie Daley Park, United Center, Soldier Field, Wrigley Field and Navy Pier. The hotel restaurant, The Grill on the Alley, was named to the Fine Dining Hall of Fame by Nation's Restaurant News.
After a day of great education, you can enjoy the WestinWORKOUT® Fitness Studio or soothe your senses at our Body Rituals Boutique Spa. There are limited opportunities to request an Executive Club Lounge room for an extra charge.


ILLINOIS TAX EXEMPTION

Please be aware that there is no tax exemption for guest rooms in the state of Illinois unless someone is a diplomat or staying for at least 30 days.


MAP

Check out this map of the local area around the hotel.


PARKING INFORMATION

Overnight Valet Parking is a whopping $71. We do not advise that you drive your car to the hotel!(Rates are exclusive of tax. All rates are subject to change)
 

RESTAURANT (Downtown) RECOMMENDATIONS

Cantina Laredo  508 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 955-0014
Devon Seafood Grill 39 E Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 440-8660
Gyu-Kaku Japanese BBQ 210 E Ohio St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 266-8929
Lou Malnati's  120 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610 (312) 725-7777
Quartino Ristorante (one of Jessica Katz's favorites!) 626 N State St, Chicago, IL 60654 (312) 698-5000
Tavern On Rush 1031 N Rush St, Chicago, IL 60611 (312) 664-9600