Connections Housing is the only approved, official housing vendor for the Windy City Gift Show. We understand that unauthorized housing companies may be contacting you advertising cheaper rates and may imply or claim an affiliation with the gift fair or Urban Expositions. Unfortunately, some past attendees and exhibitors have fallen prey to these companies that engage in false or deceptive practices and in some cases completely scammed the participant. We have received reports from participants that have booked with these companies and they have either: lost significant deposits, been relocated with little or no warning, have not had the guest rooms they thought they had booked, or have not received reservations at the hotel they had thought were confirmed. This has caused great hardship and significant financial loss to these companies and individuals. Reservations made through an agency other than Connections Housing will be at your own risk. If you are contacted by another housing service trying to sell hotel rooms, please notify Connections Housing by calling the phone number below before providing any company or personal, credit card or banking information to an unauthorized company (s).
Still have questions? Please call Connections Housing at 1-800-262-9974 or 404-842-0000 (International)
See you in Chicago!
DISCOUNTED HOTEL RATES
Take advantage of discounted rates available at many properties convenient to the Windy City Gift Show at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center. Reserve your room today by clicking the links below, or by calling Connections at 855-246-8722.
BUYERS: Check back soon to reserve your discounted hotel rates
EXHIBITORS: Check back soon to reserve your discounted hotel rates
ROSEMONT – WHERE BUSINESS TAKES FLIGHT
The show’s location – the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL – offers countless money and time-saving benefits to buyers and exhibitors alike.
Just minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, the Convention Center is easily accessible from anywhere in the country. Further strengthening its accessibility, the Chicago area is truly the hub of the Midwest –serving more than 24 urban areas within a six hour drive – from Minneapolis, Des Moines and St Louis to Columbus, Cleveland and Detroit.
Below find details on easy transportation options to the Windy City Gift Show. And look for more information coming soon on parking rebates.
All Rosemont hotels supply free transportation to and from O’Hare International Airport (5 minutes away).
CHICAGO TRANSIT AUTHORITY | CTA – Coming from downtown Chicago or other areas?
TAKE THE L FROM DOWNTOWN CHICAGO.
From the Merchandise Mart, walk 2 short blocks over the river to the Clark/Lake Station. You can then do one of two things:
1. The CTA “L” Blue Line Train goes all the way to O’Hare. From there you can take a cab or hotel shuttle to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center business area.
2. You can take the CTA “L” Blue Line Train to the Rosemont Station. From there, take the shuttle bus which runs to the convention center, entertainment district and new fashion outlet. You can also walk the few short blocks from the Rosemont stop to the convention center.
The train is $2.25 each way to/from Rosemont/Chicago Loop.
(Click here to download larger view of map to the right)
AMTRAK- Amtrak is available into Chicago Union Station from across the country. Visitors arriving by rail can commute to Rosemont as follows:
WEEKEND DAYS- Take the CTA "L" Blue Line Train. From Union Station, walk two blocks south to the Clinton subway station of the Blue line. Take any train labeled O'Hare to the Rosemont station ($2.25 fare each way), the last station before the airport station. Walk south along the east side of River Road - about 2 blocks - both the station and the Convention Center are on the east side.
WEEK DAYS- Take the Metra out of Chicago Union Station on the North Central Service (NCS), which stops in Rosemont (Rail cost is $4.75 or $9.50 round trip from Union Station to Rosemont). From there, it is a short cab ride to the Convention Center from the Metra stop.
*ATTENTION PACE PASSENGERS*
ROUTING CHANGE FOR ROSEMONT ENTERTAINMENT CIRCULATOR-- Effective September 16, 2013. Click here for details.
Coming from downtown Chicago to Rosemont? A cab ride will average an hour. Fare - estimate $35 and up one way.
Rosemont is easily accessible via I-90, I-294 and the I 290/294.
Car rental services are available at O’Hare International Airport.
The Village of Rosemont has more to offer visitors than ever! The MB Financial Park features lively bars and restaurants with live music, casual dining, bowling, and outdoor patios. Just one block from the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center, it is anchored by Muvico 18- Movie Theater, a number of hotels and the vibrant Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. And, don't miss the Fashion Outlets of Chicago, the brand new outlet mall featuring luxury retailers and top fashion brand names.
And, Rosemont itself is an ideal convention city. Catering to the business-travel audience from O’Hare, the city offers a number of destination hotels – at affordable prices. Known as the “town that conventions built,” the Village of Rosemont now has more to offer visitors than ever. Click here to learn more.