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Conference Hotels

The Hilton Chicago and the Palmer House Hilton are the official conference hotels. By reserving a room and staying at either of these hotels, you qualify for a lower conference registration rate. The hotels charge a $50 deposit for a reservation, and any changes to a reservation should be made no later than two days before check-in.

Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness centers at either hotel. Bus service will be provided from the Hilton Chicago to the Palmer House. 

The Hilton Chicago will provide complementary coffee every morning to MPSA attendees. Executive level rooms at the Hilton Chicago include complimentary continental breakfast, beverages and evening appetizers on the concierge level of the hotel.

Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone's name is on the reservation.

Some room types may sell out (e.g., a room with a king bed versus a room with two double beds). This can change as other people add or cancel reservations, and the MPSA is working with the hotel to add rooms to the block.

Childcare Options: The Palmer House Hilton Hotel recommends American Childcare or American Registry Childcare for licensed, bonded, and insured childcare.

Hilton Chicago

720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60605. This hotel overlooks Grant Park, Lake Michigan, and Museum Campus. Bus service will be provided from the Hilton Chicago to the Palmer House. Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. The hotel also will provide complementary coffee every morning to MPSA attendees. All guest rooms in the hotel are non-smoking.  Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone's name is on the reservation.
Hilton Chicago Room Rates 
 Room Type Single Double Triple Quad
 Run of the House $201 $201 $227 $252
Towers (Executive Level) $241 $241 $266 $291

The receive the  conference rate for the Hilton Chicago , click on the link below or call the number listed. 

If you try to book a room and are told that the hotel is sold out, please send an email to conf@mpsanet.org and we will investigate. If reservations are cancelled, rooms are added back to our block immediately, but they may sell out again just as quickly.

The deadline to make reservations at the Hilton Chicago is April 1, 2014.
To make a reservation by phone, call 1-312-922-4400 or CLICK HERE

Palmer House Hilton

17 East Monroe St., Chicago, Illinois 60603. This historic hotel is the headquarters for all conference activities. Your reservation includes free Internet access and use of the fitness center. Please note that if more than one person is staying in the room, make sure everyone's name is on the reservation.

 Palmer House Hilton Room Rates
 Room Type Single Double Triple Quad
 Run of the House  $210  $240  $265  $291
 Towers (Executive Level)  $250  $270  $295  $320

 To receive the Conference Rate, click on the link below or call the number listed. 

If you try to book a room and are told that the hotel is sold out, please send an email to conf@mpsanet.org and we will investigate. If reservations are cancelled, rooms are added back to our block immediately, but they may sell out again just as quickly.

The deadline to make online reservations at the Palmer House was March 12, 2014. To reserve a room, please call the number below and mention conference code MPSA
To make a reservation by phone, call 312-917-7288, or CLICK HERE

Graduate Students Special --  Studio Single Rooms are SOLD OUT A minimal number of Studio Single rooms with one double bed are available at $111, with CODE:  MPSSTU0314.

Hostelling International Chicago

24 East Congress Parkway, Chicago, Illinois 60605. This is a dormitory-style accommodation with 8-10 beds per room. The rate is $30-$36 per person per night plus tax for a bed in a shared dorm. Please contact the front desk at 312-360-0300 or by email at reserve@hichicago.org to make a reservation and be sure to use the conference code of MPSA14 or you will not be listed as staying in the official MPSA block of rooms and will be charged more for registration ($20 for graduate students, $60 for faculty). HI-Chicago is within walking distance of Millennium Park and the Palmer House Hilton. The neighborhood is safe, fun and facilities include internet access, laundry, free continental breakfast. Please visit us online at www.hichicago.org . The code for the conference is: MPSA14.  

A Note about Hotel Reservations and Registration Rates

Why is the conference registration fee higher if I do not stay in a conference hotel?

When the MPSA negotiates a contract with a conference hotel, the association receives free meeting space in exchange for a guarantee that it will use a specific number of sleeping rooms. If attendees do not use the required number of sleeping rooms, the MPSA must pay the cost for these unused rooms, which could amount to hundreds of thousands of dollars. In addition, the more sleeping rooms that conference attendees use, the more attractive the MPSA conference becomes to a hotel, and the MPSA can negotiate even lower room rates.