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Palmer House Grand Ballroom

EMI/PMC 2024 will take place at the Palmer House Hilton in downtown Chicago.

Palmer House Hilton
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, IL 60603

Special Room Rates
Single $199 | Double $199 
Call-in reservations: +1-312-726-7500 and use the code UIL-EMI 2024

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About the Hotel

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is located at the intersection of Chicago’s business, entertainment, and theater districts. As North America’s longest-operating hotel, Palmer House has been at the forefront of hospitality innovation and service for more than 150 years. The first to incorporate modern marvels including the light bulb, vertical steam lift, the telephone, and even the brownie. Following a recent $7 million renovation, Palmer House is once again at the vanguard of cutting-edge, and guests can now enjoy upgrades to event spaces, a new indoor pool, a spa and the convenience of Lockwood Express, a gourmet grab-and-go dining option.

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Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel is a member of Historic Hotels of America, the official program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation for recognizing and celebrating the finest historic hotels across America. The hotel was decorated by masters such as Louis Comfort Tiffany and Louis Pierre Rigal. Over the years, the hotel has served as a social epicenter and a supper club which hosted famous entertainers. And, as fun fact, the brownie was created here in 1893.

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Local Airports

Chicago-O’Hare International Airport
Distance from hotel: 18 mi.
Drive time: 35-60 min.
Directions: Follow signs for I-190 out of airport. Take I-190 to I-90/94 East (Kennedy Expressway). Take I-90/94 to Monroe Street exit, turn left on Monroe Street (East), Approximately 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.

Chicago Midway Airport
Distance from hotel: 12 mi.
Drive time: 30-45 min.
Directions: North on Cicero Avenue. Take Stevenson Expressway (I-55) Northeast to Kennedy Expressway (I-90) West. Exit Monroe Street, turn right (East), 8 blocks to The Palmer House Hilton. Hotel is on the right.

Public Transportation

Chicago Transit Authority

  • From O’Hare International Airport: take the Blue Line train to Monroe/Dearborn stop. Take Monroe east to the hotel. The Palmer House is on the south side of the street.
  • From Midway Airport: take the Orange Line from Midway to downtown. Get off at the Adams/Wabash stop. The Palmer House is located on the west side of Wabash Avenue.


Self-parking is located at 55 East Monroe Street (across from hotel). The cost is $52.00.

Valet Parking with unlimited in and out privileges is available at the Palmer House Hilton 24 hours a day curbside at the Monroe Street entrance. Overnight Hotel Guest Valet Parking is $75.00.

Rental Cars

Several car rental companies, including Avis and Budget, have deals for ASCE members.

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