Hotel and Travel Information

    Hotels   

The NCA 100th Annual Convention will convene at the Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton. The hotels are located within six blocks of each other and shuttle service will be available during convention hours. Registration and the NCA Exhibit Hall will be located in the Hilton Chicago. Convention sessions will be held at both hotels.

Booking a room within the NCA room block is an important way to support the association and ultimately keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. Staying “in the block” is also more convenient and helps keep you connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the convention.

Hilton Chicago

720 S. Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605
Reservation Deadline: Sunday, October 19

Group reservations are now open. Make your reservation online or call 877-865-5320 and ask for the National Communication Association (NCA) block. Guests may cancel their reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival date without penalty. A credit card is required to make a reservation. NCA group room rates (applicable taxes of 16.4% are not included) are listed below. $25 will be charged for each additional guest staying in the same room. Limit: four adult guests per room.

  • Single Main House Room - $214
  • Single Executive Level Room - $267
  • Double Main House Room - $241
  • Double Executive Level Room - $335
*The student room block is now sold out.

Palmer House Hilton
17 E. Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603
Reservation Deadline: Sunday, October 19

Group reservations are now open. Make your reservation online or call 877-865-5321 and ask for the National Communication Association (NCA) block. Guests may cancel their reservation up to 72 hours prior to arrival date without penalty. A credit card is required to make a reservation. NCA group room rates (applicable taxes of 16.4% are not included) are listed below. $25 will be charged for each additional guest staying in the same room. Limit: four adult guests per room.   

  • Single Main House Room - $204
  • Single Executive Level Room  - $257
  • Double Main House Room - $231
  • Double Executive Level Room - $325 
    Airlines   

United Airlines is offering discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares for attendee flights between November 14-November 26, 2014. Save an additional 3% by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZSU6846166 in the Offer Code box. Please use the city/airport code CHI for all airport options.You may also call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations. Refer to Z Code: ZSU6 and Agreement Code: 846166. Outside of the U.S. or Canada, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. 

    Amtrak 

Amtrak offers a 10% discount off the lowest available rail fare to Chicago between November 16-November 24, 2014. To book your reservation call Amtrak at (800) 872-7245 or contact your local travel agent. Convention travel cannot be booked via internet. Please be sure to refer to Convention Fare Code: X42T-909 when making your reservation. This offer is not valid on the Auto Train and Acela Service. Offer is valid with Sleepers, Business Class or First Class seats with payment of the full applicable accommodation charges. Fare is valid on Amtrak Regional for all departures seven days a week, except for holiday blackouts.

    Ground Transportation 

Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD): Taxi service is available from the lower level. Taxi fare will cost approximately $45 each way (excluding tip) and can take 45-60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. CTA Blue Line is available with trains to downtown Chicago.

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW): Taxi service is available from the lower level. Taxi fare will cost approximately $32 each way (excluding tip) and can take 35-60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions The CTA Orange Line stop is located at the Midway Transportation Center, with trains to downtown Chicago.

SuperShuttle is a ride share that services both ORD and MDW airports with door-to-door service.

Go Airport Express is available at ORD and MDW airports. Airport arrival and hotel departure pick-up times are based on your travel itinerary. Discounted rates are available to attendees through this link. To arrange travel to and from the Hilton Chicago or the Palmer House Hilton select the ARRIVAL Roundtrip option and then either "Hilton-Chicago Hilton and Towers" or "Hilton-Palmer House and Tower" from the "Chicago Hotels/Popular Destinations" drop down menu. To receive a discount while booking Go Airport Express in the airport use coupon code NCA-2014.

    Other Travel Resources 

*The vendors listed below are not vetted or endorsed by NCA. 

Howard Medical Company offers rentals and hotel delivery for most mobility assistance equipment.

Sitter Studio provides in-hotel childcare.

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