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2017 Hotel Information

Official Conference Hotel

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
United States

Centrally located just steps from Millennium & Grant Parks, Navy Pier, the Magnificent Mile, the museum campus, world-class theater and Lake Michigan, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park offers luxuriously appointed guestrooms with sweeping park, lake and city views.

An ADA compliant hotel, the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has been recognized for exceptional service and amenities on the Conde Nast Traveler's Top 15 Hotels in Chicago and Travel & Leisure Magazine's Top 500 Hotels List.

The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is Green Seal Certified, and adheres to environmental standards of energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling and waste reduction. Green Seal is a non-profit organization that develops sustainability standards and programs that empower consumers to make eco-friendly choices.

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park has also won the following TripAdvisor Awards:

GreenLeader SilverCertificate of Excellence 2016


Single            $159/night
Double           $159/night

NOTE: Please support SCMS and the conference by reserving your room at the conference hotel. SCMS reserves a block of discounted rooms for attendees. If these rooms are not booked, the conference must pay a sizeable penalty.

Included in the $159 nightly rate (for SCMS attendees staying at the conference hotel)

  • $15 food & beverage credit to the individual guestrooms per night to be applied towards meals, bar, in room dining, etc. This only applies for guests booked inside the SCMS block at the group rate or higher. F&B credit is non-transferable
  • Complimentary access to mySpa Fitness Center (valued at $15/day)
  • Complimentary basic guestroom internet access (valued at $14.95/day)
  • 15% discount off restaurant and in room dining pricing as long as guests charge to their individual guestrooms
  • 15% discount off 2017 MySpa Treatment Pricing
  • 20% discount off 2017 Overnight Valet parking


For room reservations, please call
1-866-540-4408 or the hotel directly at (312) 565-8000 and specify that you are a part of the Society for Cinema & Media Studies Annual Conference to receive the group rate and the additional concessions listed above. You can also make reservations by visiting <>.

For international numbers, please visit


Reservations will be accepted until the cut-off date of March 1, 2017—based on availability. Reservations should be made as soon as possible as the hotel will likely sell out early (well before the cut-off date).

If you have any problems, please email


Everyone who makes their reservation at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park before the early bird deadline of January 13, 2017 will be entered in a drawing to win the cost of their entire stay at the conference (up to 4 nights) – certificate expires June 30, 2017.


Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time, however, rooms may not be immediately available. Check-out time is 12:00 noon.


Cancellation of reservation(s) should be made
24 hours prior with no penalty (cancel by 3PM the day before you arrival). Cancellations made after this deadline might be charged a penalty of up to one (1) night, plus applicable taxes.


Complimentary internet access in our meeting room/s and guestrooms is one of SCMS’ negotiated concessions with the hotel. High speed internet connectivity is accessible in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas such as the main lobby and the lounges.


We will soon post our complete accessibility guide for information about ADA access at the Fairmont Chicago (and the Mid-America Club). Until then, here is a quick guide for the Fairmont Chicago:

The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, its regulations, and guidelines. So that the hotel can better assist persons with special needs, individuals should indicate their specific needs when making a reservation.

There are rooms at the hotel which are specially adapted for physically challenged guests. These rooms feature wide doorways, lower door handles, lower light switches and grab bars in the bathroom.

# of W/C Accessible Guestrooms: 20
# of Rooms with Roll-in Showers: 2
Total # of Hotel Rooms: 687
Main Entry and Lobby Fully Accessible: Yes
Onsite Accessible Dining / Bar: Yes
Accessible Restroom in Lobby: Yes
Must Access Hotel from Side or Rear Entrance: No
Has Restrictive Steps Within Hotel: No, elevators available for use
W/C Assistance Required Within Hotel: No
Garage Self-Parking: Valet Only

When you book a hotel room it is best to (1) call the hotel directly and "block" your accessible room for the desired dates, (2) have the hotel email or fax you a confirmation noting the accessible room, and (3) call the hotel directly 24-48 hours in advance or your arrival to confirm your accessible room.

When calling the nationwide reservations call center for many hotel chains, they do not have the ability to "block" wheelchair accessible rooms with individual hotel properties. We recommended to call the hotel directly, and speak to the front desk to properly reserve and block your accessible guestroom.

If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing or if you have an problems/issues, please email


We will soon post information about childcare for Chicago 2017. Thank you for your patience.


If you're looking for a fellow attendee to share the cost of a hotel room, feel free to post a query to <>.


Each extra person (beyond 2 occupants) sharing a room will be charged an additional $30 per night. There is no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room (3/room).


For extensive information on traveling to and within Chicago, check out our transportation guide for the 2017 meeting. Coming soon!


Please see SCMS 2017 travel discounts here.

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