Connect2Car: Executive Leadership Forum

September 17-18, 2019 │ Chicago, IL, USA

Hotel Information

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park

200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

Driving Directions and Transportation

Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park
200 N. Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60601
312- 565- 8000

The Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park is in full bloom after a multi-million dollar refresh of its 687 guestrooms and suites.  Anchored by 400+ acres of protected park space in the heart of downtown Chicago, the Hotel enjoys pristine views of Lake Michigan, Millennium and Grant Parks and the famous Chicago Skyline.  

Experience Chicago

Transportation and Maps


Transportation Options

Ground Transportation:
Car Rental:
Rental car agencies are located on the first floor of the terminal garage.
Alamo Rent-A-Car                               888-826-6893

Budget Car Rental                               847-864-6661

Enterprise                                           847-928-3320

Airport Taxi O’Hare..............................847-252-9237

Hotel Restaurants and Lounges

In-Room Dining

For the ultimate in private Chicago dining pleasures, retreat to the comfort of your own hotel guestroom. Our innovative room service menu is filled with delectable entrees, creative selections and an array of unique services. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a long day of work or play.

Daily 6:00 a.m. - 10:30pm

Millennium Room

Start your day off right with breakfast in the Millennium Room. Featuring traditional favorites and decadent originals as well as a full American breakfast buffet. Open daily on the lobby level for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
6:00 - 10:30 a.m
Dress code: Casual

Columbus Tap

Columbus Tap offers a quintessential Windy City tap house experience and a fresh Midwest-focused menu that flirts with seasonal and regional ingredient, created to pair perfectly with the restaurant’s unique and extensive beer selection. The result is a gastropub with a neighborhood vibe and sophisticated offerings for locals and hotel guests alike. Open for lunch and dinner.
Daily 11:30 - 12:00 a.m.
Dress Code: Snappy Casual

The Bar

A contemporary lounge located in the lobby of the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park

Alert - Room Reservations: 

SAE International and our housing partners do not solicit hotel room reservations via telephone, email, or fax. Any claims by any company stating otherwise are not true. Please be sure you are booking directly through the links on this page or directly with a specific property.

Message to Attendees

 The success of SAE Connect2Car: Executive Leadership Forum depends on registrants and exhibitors using the contracted hotel to offset the sizable cost of producing the meeting. In general, hotels require groups to fill at minimum 90% of the contracted number of hotel rooms at their property. If we do not meet that minimum, we are required to pay for that empty room at the standing nightly hotel rate. This is called an attrition fee. Unfilled rooms can cost the meeting thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the future meetings cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases, the registration fee is then under pressure to increase. What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. Please support the meeting and SAE International by staying at the contracted hotels!