An attendee raises their hand during a breakout session at MES 2016

Hotel & Travel

The 2018 Midwest Energy Solutions Conference will be held at the Chicago Hilton & Towers.

Hotel Reservations & Information 

Book Your Room:
Address: 720 S Michigan Ave, Chicago IL  60605 (map)
Phone:  (312) 922-4400


To confirm a sleeping room in the conference block, the sleeping room must be secured with a valid credit card, along with first night’s deposit, refundable up to 72-hours in advance of arrival date.

Check in time is 3 PM, check-out time is 11 AM. Guests arriving before 3PM will be accommodated as rooms become available. If checking out prior to the reserved check-out date, Hilton will charge an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. Guests wishing to avoid an early departure fee should advise us at or before check-in of any change in planned length of stay.


  • Business Center
  • Cellular Phone Rental
  • Wireless Internet Access
  • Automated Teller (ATM)
  • Baggage Storage
  • Barber Shop/Beauty Salon
  • Concierge Desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Laundry/Valet Service
  • Room Service
  • Shoe Shine Stand
  • Fitness Room/Jogging/Running/Walking Track/Pool

Hotel Restaurants

  • 720 South Bar & Grill:  6:00 am – 12:00am
  • Kitty O'Shea's:  11:00 am - 1:00 am
  • SNAX:     
    • 5:30am - 11:00 pm Sun-Thur
    • 5:30am – 12:30am Fri-Sat

*Hours subject to change

Getting to the Hilton

From O'Hare

By L Train 

Cost: $2.25

When taking public transportation to the Hilton Chicago from O'Hare International Airport, take CTA Blue Line train to the Jackson stop. This is the only subway train leaving O'Hare. Walk 0.6 miles southeast to 720 S. Michigan Ave.

By Taxi

Estimated cost: $37

Distance from Hotel:19 mi./Drive Time: 45 min.

From Midway

By L Train

Cost: $2.25

When taking public transportation from Midway Airport to the Hilton Chicago take the CTA Orange Line train to the Roosevelt stop. Walk 0.5 miles north to 720 S. Michigan.

By Taxi

Estimated cost: $37

Distance from Hotel:11 mi./Drive Time:30 min.

Parking at Chicago Hilton

  • Self parking
  • $52 (12-24 hours)
  • Valet parking
  • $68 (6-24 hours)
  • In/out privileges available
  • Pay on foot stations available for self-parking

Travel Reimbursement for Gov't & Non-Profit Employees

MEEA is proud to provide travel support for government employees and non-profit organizations attending MES. 

Reimbursements will be granted up to $750 to be used for travel and hotel costs. The conference attendee is responsible for conference registration costs. Recipients will be required to submit receipts and cover sheet after the conference to receive reimbursement.

Apply for Funds

Fill out the application form and submit it to by Friday, December 15, 2017 to be considered (Note: the original deadline of December 8 has been extended to December 15). MEEA will review all applicants and give priority to government officials, followed by non-profit organizations and other interested parties.