ChiMAC will take place at the The Drake hotel. This will be our 2nd Earicles Microtia Atresia Conference hosted at this iconic Chicago Hilton hotel. The Drake is located just steps from the Magnificent Mile in the upscale Gold Coast neighborhood, across from the Oak Street Park and Beach. American Girl Place, NikeTown, & Tiffany & Co … just a few blocks away with the Shedd Aquarium, Navy Pier, Millennium Park a short cab ride.
Earicles Discounted Rooms: Earicles has secured a discounted, negotiated group rate of $219 (plus taxes) per night for our ChiMAC attendees, with a 2 night minimum. We ask that families attending ChiMAC and staying at a hotel in Chicago to stay at The Drake AND within the Earicles Group Block, as Earicles has a room commitment to uphold. This will help ensure the future of Earicles conferences. In addition, it is a great way to connect with other Microtia families and get to all of the conference activities on time as Saturday morning starts EARLY!
To book a standard room online at the Earicles discounted group rate click: HERE
Guests can also call 1-800-55-DRAKE and refer to group code ERL to receive the special rate.
(Please note that it is standard policy for The Drake to charge 1 night to your credit card immediately when making the reservation. This information is specified when making the reservation through the Earicles reservation link.)
All rooms in our Earicles group block must be booked by July 3, 2018, but we expect our room block to sell out MUCH EARLIER, so we encourage attendees to book your reservations right away! Once our room block is sold out, The Drake will NOT guarantee an extension of the same, discounted group rate. It is a BUSY summer weekend (Lallapalooza) so we were thrilled to get that rate for our families.
Parking: Valet parking is $70 and self-park is $49. Attendees of our ChiMAC 2014 had success reserving discounted parking through SpotHero.com. Earicles does not cover any parking fee or responsibility.
Airport Transportation: Uber, taxis and the train are all effective means of transportation from O’hare and Midway airports. The Drake also offers a discounted shuttle service through Airport Express. Click HERE to learn more.
History: The Drake joins the “Historic Hotels of America” as it is recognized for preserving and maintaining its historic integrity, architecture, and ambiance. Bing Crosby, Walt Disney, George Gershwin, and Charles Lindbergh could be seen sipping a cocktail and listening to Herbie Kay in The Gold Coast Room. Newlyweds Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio carved their initials into the bar’s world famous wooden counter. Learn The Drake history HERE.
The Drake, a Facts Sheet: https://s3.amazonaws.com/drake-uploads/uploads/assets/asset/document/5332085_HIL_DRAKE_MidRes.pdf
The Drake, A Hilton Hotel
140 East Walton Place
Chicago, IL 60611