Hotel Details: The Drake

All Centennial Forum activities will take place at:

The Drake Hotel
140 East Walton Place 
Chicago, IL 60611 
Phone: (312) 787-2200

Click here for floor plans of the meeting rooms at The Drake. 

Hotel Parking

Parking will be available at The Drake for a discounted rate of $26 per day with one time entry. 

Reservation Information

Conference rate: $309 plus applicable taxes for Thursday, May 28 only
Reservation deadline: Tuesday, April 28 or when the room block is full

Please note that The Drake and other area hotels have very limited availability for the nights of Thursday, May 28 and Friday, May 29. We regret that the timing of the event comes when hotel space in Chicago is at a premium.  We encourage you to look at other options that might be more reasonably-priced and available.

Participants might considering booking a room at a hotel outside of Chicago and using public transport to get to and from The Drake Hotel.

From points North or West:
Hilton Garden Inn in Evanston, IL is a five minute walk from the CTA Purple Line "Davis" stop and the Metra Union Pacific/North line "Davis" station with service to downtown Chicago. Rates start at $209/night.

From points South or East:
Courtyard Chicago Southeast/Hammond, IN has rooms starting at $119/night.  It is less than a 15 minute drive to the NICTD's South Shore line "East Chicago" station with service to downtown Chicago. Free parking is available. 

If you have difficulty making a reservation, please contact Kara Hawkesworth at