Hotel Information

Fairmont Chicago
200 North Columbus Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60601
Group Room Rates
The deadline to receive the group room rate has passed. Reservations made after April 15, 2016, will be based on the room availability, and the group rate cannot be confirmed.
Effective May 1, 2016, the hotel tax will be 17.4%.

Want free Internet access in your room?  Join the Fairmont President's Club, it's free too.
The Fairmont President's Club, is a recognition program designed around your passions and what is important to you.  As a member, you will discover a world of benefits and privileges, such as complimentary, in-room high-speed Internet access, complimentary health club access (excluded spas), daily room delivery of local or national newspaper and much more! Membership in Fairmont President's Club is complimentary.  Sign-up in advance online -

Hotel Parking Information

Fairmont Hotel Parking Charges (including tax) are as follows:
Up to Two hours: $26.00
Two to Six hours: $38.00*
Six to 24-hours and overnight parking: $70.00
Self-parking is NOT available

*Inform the valet attendant that you are with IPR Meeting and receive a discounted rate of $35.00

Parking Garages
To view a list of nearby parking garages, visit
1.  Type in the hotel address (200 N. Columbus Dr. Chicago, IL 60601)
2.  The site will map out the nearby parking options and pricing
3.  You may even reserve a spot in advance

Should you have travel questions that you were not able to find answers to on the site,
please contact the SPR at

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Currency Converter

Currency exchange site - (rates are subject to change).  The site is provided as a reference point and the rates are not confirmed by the Society for Pediatric Radiology or the European Society of Pediatric Radiology, as the organizing societies of IPR 2016.

Useful Visa and Travel Websites

Tips for Successful Visa Applications

•   Apply Early! Apply at least 3-4 months before your planned travel date.
•   If the Embassy requires an in-person interview, dress professionally.
•   Provide a letter of invitation from the conference organizer.
•   Provide additional documentation, such as: meeting registration, society membership, if available.
•   Visa applicants are expected to provide evidence that they intend to return to their country of residence.  
•   Applicants should present their entire trip itinerary, including travel to any countries other than the United States, at the time of their visa application.
•   All applicants must be able to qualify for a visa on their own merits under the requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.

U.S. Visa Waiver Program: Enables nationals of certain countries to travel to the United States for tourism or business for stays of 90-days or less without obtaining a visa. For more information visit click here.

The above information is provided as a reference and is not confirmed by the Society for Pediatric Radiology or the European Society of Pediatric Radiology, as the organizing societies of IPR 2016.

International Letter of Invitation Request

If you require a letter of invitation for visa acquirement purposes, please complete the request form to the SPR using the link below.

Ground Transportation

The Fairmont Hotel is approximately 18 miles northwest from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) and 12 miles southwest from Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW). The Fairmont Hotel does not provide shuttle service.

  •  GO Airport Express Shuttle – approximately $35-$45 one-way (subject to change). Reservations can be scheduled here.
  •  Taxi Service approximately $35-$45 one-way (subject to change)
  •  Rental cars can be arranged through the airport or car rental provider of your choice