Housing, Travel & Host City

Hotel Reservations

DDW is pleased to offer discounted rates at Chicago's finest hotels. You can only take advantage of these discounts by reserving your hotel room when you register for DDW. Hotel reservations will open January 2017.

Group Hotel Reservations

DDW International Group Housing (DDW IGH) is offering all-inclusive housing packages for international groups of five or more sleeping rooms. When you book using DDW IGH, you will have access to a host of exclusive benefits, including:

  • Packages including room, breakfast, taxes, porterage, gratuities, shuttle service (as per official schedule) and group help assistance.
  • Lowest official hotel rates.
  • Preferred hotels guaranteed once booked.
  • Dedicated multilingual meetings and conventions manager from online to on site.
  • Four international offices offering live chat and technical support in your time zone.
  • Help facilitating visa processing and the dissemination of official authority letters.

To find more information about what packages are available, please visit their website or email To book group housing without taking full advantage of the great values and services offered by DDW-IGH, you may work with DDW’s housing partner, onPeak. Visit their website or email All group room blocks for DDW 2017 must be secured directly through DDW IGH or onPeak, DDW’s official housing partners.

Travel Arrangements

Learn more about making your way to, and around, Chicago by visiting our travel arrangements Web page. Here you will find detailed information regarding the city's airports, shuttle services and public transportation.

Host City

For more than half a century, McCormick Place has built a reputation as the country's premier facility for meetings and conventions. Register for DDW 2017 and experience what makes Chicago a must-see city. Learn more about the 2017 host city.