Hotel and Travel Information
The 2019 FRIENDS Convention will be held at:
To book your hotel room online, please use this BOOKING LINK.
Use the group name “Friends: The National Association of Young People Who Stutter” or the group code “FWS.”
The closest airport is O’Hare International Airport (ORD).
Embassy Suites Chicago O’Hare Rosemont is conveniently located just 1.5 miles from O’Hare Airport. That’s just a 5 minute car ride.
Please note that Embassy Suites provides a complimentary shuttle that runs from 4:00 a.m. to 1:20 a.m. The shuttle runs every 20 minutes, and guests are dropped off and picked up at Door #3. The shuttle van is labeled “Doubletree, Embassy Suites and Hilton Rosemont.” The shuttle also departs the hotel back to the airport every 20 minutes. For more details, please see the shuttle service instructions here.
Uber and Lyft are also popular options for travel. The Uber rate from the airport to the hotel is approximately $10-15. For additional directions, please visit the hotel’s Maps and Directions page.
If you are driving to the convention and staying at the convention hotel (Embassy Suites Chicago O’Hare Rosemont), a discounted parking fee of $15 per day will be applied to your room charge and you will use your room key to get in and out of the garage.
If you are not spending the night, you will need to go to the front desk to validate and pay for your parking. The front desk will know about the $15 discounted rate and if not, you may remind them.