Hotel, Transportation, Dining

Transportation Discounts

Official Conference Hotel

The League’s National Conference will be held at the Palmer House. The League has negotiated a discount on a block of rooms at the Conference’s home, the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 877 865 5321. 

The block of rooms reserved by the League has expired and several nights may be sold out. 

Sleeping room rates start at $239/night plus applicable state and local tax (currently 17.4%).

Click here to reserve a room.

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Room Rates: Starting at $239/night + tax (currently 17.4%)
877 865 5321


In addition to the League-negotiated discount at the Palmer House, lower-priced rooms are available at the HI International Chicago Hostel (located a couple of blocks from the Palmer House) using group code AMORCH.

League members may book accommodations with this code from June 11-16, 2018 to receive a 10% discount. Please reserve your room early as we anticipate limited availability. Rooms range from private rooms at $129 per night ($151.44 with tax) to 10-bed shared dorms at $36 per night ($42.26 with tax).

Transportation Discounts


Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the best available rail fare to Chicago, IL between June 8, 2018 – June 19, 2018. To book your reservation call Amtrak at 800 872 7245 or contact your local travel agent.

This discount cannot be booked via Internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code X47H-999 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts. Offer valid with Sleepers, Business Class, or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges.

Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts on flights to and from Chicago for the League’s 73rd National Conference.

Reservations and ticketing are available via

Select your flight and enter meeting code “NMRR5” in the box provided.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting Reservations at 800 328 1111, Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.


Restaurants, bars, and cafés close to Symphony Center and the Palmer House Hilton:

65 E. Adams St.
312 786 9911
The Gage
24 S. Michigan Ave.
312 372 4243
New AmericanAcanto
18 S. Michigan Ave.
312 578 0763

Park Grill
11 N. Michigan Ave. below the Cloud Gate
312 521 7275
Contemporary American

The Dearborn
145 N. Dearborn St.
312 384 1242
Salad, Seafood, American 

44 S. Wabash Ave.
312 384 1960

Seven Lions
130 S. Michigan Ave.
312 880 0130
New American

21 E. Adams St.
312 583 0729
Asian Fusion, Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Cochon Volant Brasserie
100 W. Monroe St.
312 754 6560

61 E. Madison St.
312 236 1777
Deep Dish Pizza

Cherry Circle Room at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S Michigan Ave.
312 792 3515

Cindy’s Rooftop at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel
12 S Michigan Ave
312 792 3502

Goddess and the Baker
33 S. Wabash Ave.
312 877 5176
Café and Bakery

7 N. Wells St.
312 263 4750
Cuban Coffee Shop and Sandwiches

Restaurants in neighborhoods near the Loop:

West Loop:

615 W Randolph St
312 377 2002

Girl and the Goat
809 W Randolph St
312 492 6262
New American 

619 W Randolph St
312 715 0708

837 W Fulton Market
312 733 9555

River North:

Chicago Cut Steakhouse
300 N. LaSalle St.
312 329 1800

Frontera Grill
45 N Clark St.
312 661 1434

Gold Coast:

Nico Osteria & Salone Nico
1015 N Rush St
312 994 7100
Italian & Bar