27th Annual Convention

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Hotel and Travel Information

The 2023 FRIENDS Convention will be held at:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont
5500 North River Road
Rosemont, Illinois, 60018
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The hotel is located two miles from O’Hare International Airport and accessible via a free 24-hour shuttle. We will be blocks from Fashion Outlets of Chicago and rail links to downtown. And don’t forget your swimsuit and workout clothes to take advantage of the complimentary pool and fitness center.

Reserve your room on hilton.com
Book your room before June 23rd to take advantage of the FRIENDS discounted hotel rate. King suites for $135 per night and Double queen bed suites for $165 per night. Use Link: FRIENDS Discounted Hotel Room Booking
Call In: 1-800-315-1061 and use group code FWS to make your reservation by phone

Hotel Check In Time: 3:00 p.m.
Hotel Check Out Time: Noon

Hotel amenities
Complimentary made-to-order breakfast
Complimentary evening reception
Non-smoking rooms
Digital Key
On-site restaurant
Fitness center
Indoor pool

Train or Bus Travel

Nearby train stations and bus stops are accessible via the Chicago Transit Authority. Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont is located just steps away from the Blue Line!


If you are driving to the convention and staying at the convention hotel, a discounted self parking rate is $15 per day on-site. The front desk will know about this discounted rate, but you may also remind them. EV charging is available 1 mile away. More information about parking can be found on the hotel’s website.

Air Travel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Chicago O’Hare Rosemont is located near:
Chicago-O’Hare International Airport: 1 mile
Chicago Midway Airport: 23 miles
General Mitchell International Airport: 73 miles

A free hotel shuttle to/from the airport is available:

  • If you are arriving at a domestic terminal, go to the Shuttle Bus Center (across the street from the Hilton Hotel). Embassy Suites will pick you up from door #3. The shuttle runs every 30 minutes on the 15 minute mark and 45 minute mark. 
  • If you are arriving at the international terminal (Terminal 5), you will need to call Embassy Suites for pick up. Dial 847-678-4000 and then hit 0. Your pick up will be from door #5E. 

Uber and Lyft are also popular options for travel.

COVID-19 Safety 

We will monitor CDC guidelines and follow their recommendations along with local guidelines. You can learn about Hilton’s cleaning policies via this link.

What’s Nearby

Adobe Gila’s Mexican Restaurant: 0.01 miles
Fashion Outlets of Chicago: 0.10 miles
Crust Brewing: 0.10 miles
Brookfield Zoo: 13 miles
City Center: 15 miles
Art Institute of Chicago: 16.50 miles

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