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McCormick Place

Attend an event at the United States’ largest convention center, which features hyper-modern facilities and huge exhibition spaces connected by promenades and sky bridges.

McCormick Place is both the biggest convention center in Chicago and the biggest one anywhere in the U.S. This vast, sprawling complex is an impressive feat of architecture and engineering that was founded well over half a century ago. Attend an event here to get a sense of its incredible scale. 

The convention center opened in 1960 after several decades that had seen Chicago host a few large-scale events without having ideal facilities. These included the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition (World's Fair) and a large railroad expo in 1948. When you visit today you will see a convention center that has been expanded multiple times since it was established. However, it still bears the name of “Colonel” Robert R. McCormick, the Chicago Tribune editor and publisher who led the campaign for the city of Chicago to build an exhibition hall. McCormick was a fascinating figure, known for, among other things, his opposition to the U.S. involvement in World War II.

Join the almost 3 million visitors who come to McCormick Place each year. Explore the four interconnected buildings that make up the convention center. Between them they provide an area of an astonishing 2.6 million square feet (240,000 square meters) of exhibition space. Other facilities include six grand ballrooms, more than 170 meeting rooms and a vast 4,249-seat theater. Stop at the stores scattered around the convention center and its outdoor spaces as you walk the connecting passageways and sky bridges between the buildings.  

Stay in the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place, conveniently located at the convention center, to be close to the event or conference you are attending. Many of the rooms in this hotel offer beautiful views of the famous and striking Lake Michigan. 

Find McCormick Place a short drive from downtown Chicago, near the western bank of Lake Michigan. Trade fairs, conferences, summits and exhibitions are among the events held here. Visit other attractions within walking distance including the city’s Chinatown and the huge waterside Shedd Aquarium.


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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place €206
Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S Martin Luther King Dr, Chicago
     
    4.4
    of 5, from 3,569 reviews
    4.0 out of 5.0

    Located in Near South Side, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of McCormick Place, Soldier Field and Field Museum of Natural History. John G. Shedd Aquarium and Arie Crown Theater are also within 2 mi (3 km).

    Chicago South Loop Hotel €94
    Chicago South Loop Hotel

    Chicago South Loop Hotel

    11 W 26th Street, Chicago
       
      3.9
      of 5, from 3,113 reviews
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      Located in Bronzeville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Illinois Institute of Technology and McCormick Place. Guaranteed Rate Field and Soldier Field are also within 2 miles (3 km).

      Central Loop Hotel €94
      Central Loop Hotel

      Central Loop Hotel

      111 West Adams Street, Chicago
         
        4.2
        of 5, from 4,027 reviews
        4.0 out of 5.0

        Located in The Loop, this boutique hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Willis Tower, Skydeck Ledge, and Art Institute of Chicago. Millennium Park and Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre are also within 15 minutes.

        Marriott Marquis Chicago €160
        Marriott Marquis Chicago

        Marriott Marquis Chicago

        2121 South Prairie Avenue, Chicago
           
          4.6
          of 5, from 39 reviews
          4.0 out of 5.0

          Located in Near South Side, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of McCormick Place, Soldier Field and Field Museum of Natural History. John G. Shedd Aquarium and Grant Park are also within 2 mi (3 km).

          Congress Plaza Hotel €122
          Congress Plaza Hotel

          Congress Plaza Hotel

          520 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago
             
            3.6
            of 5, from 2,111 reviews
            3.0 out of 5.0

            Located in South Loop, this hotel is steps away from Columbia College Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography and Auditorium Building and Theatre. Fine Arts Building and Buckingham Fountain are also within 10 minutes.

            Best Western Grant Park Hotel €97
            Best Western Grant Park Hotel

            Best Western Grant Park Hotel

            1100 S Michigan Ave, Chicago
               
              4.3
              of 5, from 757 reviews
              2.5 out of 5.0

              Located in South Loop, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Columbia College Chicago and Grant Park. Field Museum of Natural History and John G. Shedd Aquarium are also within 15 minutes.

              Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place
              Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place

              Home2 Suites by Hilton Chicago McCormick Place

              123 E. CERMAK ROAD,, Chicago
                 
                2.5 out of 5.0

                This hotel is located in Chicago (Near South Side), close to Wintrust Arena, McCormick Place and Art Institute of Chicago. Also nearby are Soldier Field and Field Museum of Natural History.

                Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place
                Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place

                Hilton Garden Inn Chicago McCormick Place

                123 East Cermak, Suite 300, Chicago
                   
                  3.0 out of 5.0

                  This hotel is located in Chicago (Near South Side), close to Wintrust Arena, McCormick Place and Art Institute of Chicago. Also nearby are Soldier Field and Field Museum of Natural History.