Chicago, Illinois in March

You can expect a little moisture here, but generally the temperatures stay between 50 and 65 degrees this time of year, perfect for exploring the waterfront, Millennium Park, shops, and restaurants.


The Fairmont, Chicago

No need to rent a car, the hotel is located just a few blocks from two METRA stations. It’s downtown in the Loop district, which you can get to directly from either O’Hare (CTA Blue Line) or Midway (CTA Orange Line) airports.

It’s quick, easy, and affordable and a great way for you to make your way to and from the airport.

Visit the CTA website for details, including fares, maps, and instructions for using their Breeze cards.

Fairmont Hotel at millenium park, Chicago, illinois


As incentive to stay the weekend and explore the city, the Fairmont has offered to honor our fantastic room rate, $179/night for two days before and two days after our event. Make your reservations when you register for the conference to ensure you receive our group rate. Availability is limited, make your reservations to take advantage and stay to explore!

  • Use this link to make your reservations at our special rate of $179. If you are staying an extra night before or after the conference, simply change the search to include those nights.

  • If you have any trouble with the link, call the hotel directly and ask to reserve a room in the Elkins Consulting room block for your dates. Remember the $179 rate should be offered 2 nights before and 2 nights after the event, giving you a great rate to stay through the weekend.

  • Complimentary basic internet is included in that room rate.

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport

From the Choose Chicago website: Chicago leads the way when it comes to connectivity. We rest conveniently in the center of the country and boast two first-class airports with thousands of daily inbound and outbound flights to more than 270 destinations.

The Bean at Millennium Park

The Bean at Millennium Park

Chicago area attractions

This city is a great place to explore, and the location of the hotel makes it easy to get around without having to rent a car. Check out the Visit Chicago website, and look at the Loop neighborhood just west (here’s a map) of Millennium Park. The Fairmont Hotel and Mid-America Club are right downtown, walking distance to a huge host of restaurants, museums, galleries, shopping, and walking paths!