Hotel & Travel
The SVM 29th Annual Scientific Sessions will be held at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park in Chicago, Illinois, where SVM has negotiated a discounted room rate of $249 per night for single, double, triple, and quad room occupancy. Rooms and rates are based on availability and are subject to state and local fees/taxes (currently 17.4 percent). Be sure to make reservations by Monday, May 14, 2018, afterwards, the discounted room rates may not apply.
To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park at +1-800-257-7544 and identify yourself as a SVM attendee.
Or click here to make your reservation online!
All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card. Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival. Make any necessary cancellations at least 24 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge. Discounted room rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability. Hotel check-in is at 3 pm and check-out is at Noon.
Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive Chicago, Illinois 60601, USA Reservation Phone: +1-800-257- 7544
Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) – 18 miles northwest
There are Taxi Stands at the lower level curb front (outside of Baggage Claim) at each terminal at O’Hare. The Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park is located in downtown Chicago. Taxi fares to downtown Chicago vary based on traffic conditions and time of day, but an average fare from O’Hare to a destination in downtown Chicago is $30-40 one way. Please make sure to use the designated Taxi Stands to ensure you have a licensed driver. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or on the departure level (second level) of the terminal roadways. Taxis will be readily available at the entrance of the Fairmont Chicago to take you back to the airport.
Go Airport Express offers daily shared ride and non-stop direct service to/from O’Hare. They provide door-to-door downtown coverage. They begin operations during the early morning hours and depart approximately every 10 to 15 minutes from each terminal. Shuttles pick up outside the Baggage Claim area in the innermost lane of the lower level roadways of the domestic and international terminals. They are located at Terminal 1 (Door 1E), Terminal 2 (Door 2E), Terminal 3 (Door 3E), and Terminal 5 (Door 5E). Advanced notice is recommended, however they do welcome walk-ups. For more information or to book your ride with Go Airport Express, call +1-888-284-3826 or click here to visit their website.
Pre-arranged limousine service can be reserved as an option to get to and from O’Hare. For reservations, call Metropolitan Limousine directly at +1-312-808-8000 or speak with the Fairmont Chicago Concierge upon arrival at the hotel.
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – 12 miles southwest
There are Taxi Stands located on the lower level curb front of the terminals and the taxis are available on a first come, first serve basis. To ensure you have a licensed taxi driver, please be sure to use the taxi stands. For your protection, do not accept rides from drivers outside the cab stand or in the departure area of the terminal roadways. Fares are based on traffic conditions, but an average fare from Midway to downtown Chicago destinations is $28-30. Taxis will be readily available at the entrance of the Fairmont Chicago to take you back to the airport.
Go Airport Express offers door-to-door service to and from Midway and most city and suburban neighborhoods from 6 am to 11:30 pm. Departures are about every 15 minutes and pick up is located at the Arrivals outside door #3 on the lower level. The fare to the city from Midway is approximately $27. For more information or to book your ride with Go Airport Express, call +1-888-284-3826 or click here to visit their website.
Pre-arranged limousine service can be reserved as an option to get to and from Midway. For reservations, call Metropolitan Limousine directly at +1-312-808-8000 or speak with the Fairmont Chicago Concierge upon arrival at the hotel.
The Bar is a contemporary lounge located in the lobby of the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. Enjoy a curated menu of crafted signature cocktails and world-class wines by the glass paired with contemporary small plates. An artful and alluring setting, The Bar’s backdrop includes open-work bronze, a crystal art wall, deep leather chairs, and plush lounge seating. Relax within a convivial yet private atmosphere ideal for intimate pre-dinner gatherings, unwinding over a nightcap, or simply a comfortable workplace and meeting space.
Open 4pm – 11:30pm | Dress code: Casual
Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience and a fresh Midwest-focused menu that flirts with seasonal and regional ingredients, created to pair perfectly with the restaurant’s unique and extensive beer selection. The result is a gastropub with a neighborhood vibe and sophisticated offerings for locals and hotel guests alike.
Open for lunch and dinner | Dress code: Snappy casual
Start your day off right with breakfast in the Millennium Room. Featuring traditional favorites and decadent originals as well as a full American breakfast buffet. Open daily on the Lobby Level.
Open for breakfast | Dress Code: Casual
For the ultimate in private Chicago dining pleasures, retreat to the comfort of your own hotel guestroom. Our innovative room service menu is filled with delectable entrees, creative selections and an array of unique services. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day of work or play.
Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Avis is the official car rental service for the SVM 2018 Scientific Sessions. For details call 1-800-331-1600 and indicate AWD number D340792 to receive special pricing. An advance reservation is recommended. For online reservations, click here.
Self-parking is not available at the hotel. Valet parking is available at a rate of $70/day with in/out privileges.
Hi-speed internet access is complimentary in all guest rooms.
Sophisticated and chic, yet welcoming and unpretentious, mySpa offers a fresh approach to the Chicago spa experience. Simple spa treatments that work are delivered with exceptional service by caring and friendly spa specialists who set the stage for a personal journey towards better health. Spa features include 8 spa treatment rooms including a duet suite with infinity edge soaking tub, massage, advanced skincare treatments, personalized body treatments, nail salon, 24 hour full equipped fitness center, private locker rooms with steam, showers, and bespoke personal amenities, and spa boutique. For more information, call +1-312-946-8945, click here to view the website, or email Chicago.Spa@fairmont.com.
Access to the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Fitness Center is complimentary to all hotel guests.
Access your office when you’re away from the office. At the FedEx Office® Print and Ship Center located on the B1 Level at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park. With premium printing, copying and binding right on site, you can handle any last-minute surprises.
Weather and Attire
The average temperature in Chicago in June can range from 60° Fahrenheit and 80° Fahrenheit. Attire for the conference is business casual. Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, attendees may wish to bring a light sweater or jacket.
Travelers coming from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit without a visa. For more information, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html.