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Support IFT by booking your room through Experient at an official IFT18 hotel!

In addition to the benefits available to you, when you book through Experient, you are supporting IFT’s ability keep attendees’ costs down in future years so we can continue providing industry leading education, experiences, and networking.

  • Rate Guarantee
    IFT has negotiated lower rates for our attendees at premier Chicago Hotels.  Know that you have received a rate lower than what would be paid if booked on your own.

  • No additional fees
    Escape from booking, change, and cancellation fees (as long as you do so within the cancellation window).

  • Networking
    Stay at hotels with other IFT attendees!  Make it easy to network and make new friends or meet up with friends you met last year.

  • Customer Service
    Experient is available prior to, during, and after the conference to answer all your housing questions.  Know that you will be taken care of at all points throughout your IFT18 experience!

  • Transportation:
    IFT offers attendees staying in the official IFT18 room block complementary shuttle service to and from McCormick Place during scheduled hours. 

Housing Reservations

IFT18 housing is open as of March 1, 2018.

You must register for IFT18 or a pre-event short course to make your housing reservation. IFT18 will be held at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. IFT headquarters hotels include the Hilton Chicago and Marriott Marquis. Shuttle service will be available near all hotels except the Marriott Marquis and Hyatt Regency McCormick Place.

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    HOTEL
    SINGLE ROOM RATE
    DOUBLE ROOM RATE
    1. Chicago Marriott
    $272
    $272
    2. Congress Plaza
    $192
    $192
    3. Courtyard Downtown/River North
    $245
    $245
    4. Courtyard Magnificent Mile
    $250
    $250
    5. Doubletree Magnificent Mile
    $239
    $239
    6. Embassy Suites Downtown-Magnificent Mile
    $275
    $299
    7. Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown
    $261
    $274
    8. Fairmont
    $249
    $249
    9. Hilton Chicago: CO-HEADQUARTER King
    $285
    $285
    Hilton Chicago: CO-HEADQUARTER Executive Level
    $330
    $330
    10. Hilton Garden Inn Downtown/Magnificent Mile
    $229
    $229
    11. Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
    $269
    $269
    12. Hyatt Regency Chicago
    $259
    $259
    13. Hyatt Regency McCormick Place
    $292
    $292
    14. Inn of Chicago
    $189
    $189
    15. InterContinental
    $244
    $244
    16. JW Marriott
    $299
    $299
    17. Marriott Marquis: CO-HEADQUARTER
    $295
    $295
    18. Omni Chicago
    $275
    $275
    19. Palmer House Hilton King
    $262
    $262
    Palmer House Hilton Executive Level
    $297
    $297
    20. Renaissance Blackstone
    $274
    $274
    21. Renaissance Chicago Downtown
    $283
    $283
    22. Residence Inn Downtown/Chicago Loop
    $254
    $254
    23. Sheraton Grand Chicago
    $269
    $279
    24. Swissotel
    $250
    $250
    25. The Gray Hotel
    $243
    $263
    26. The Gwen Chicago
    $295
    $295
    27. Westin River North
    $269
    $279
    28. theWit
    $271
    $271
    29. Warwick Allerton
    $234
    $234

    Cost per night is in U.S. dollars. Rates do not reflect sales tax (17.4% currently) or occupancy tax (varies by hotel).
    A housing reservation fee, paid to Experient, and services fee are included in the guest room rates.

    *Rates listed above signify 1 or 2 people per room. Rates are subject to increase if 3+ people are in the room.

Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitors

Experient is IFT's Official Housing ProviderExperient is the only housing company affiliated with IFT18. No other housing company or travel agent is authorized to place hotel reservations on behalf of IFT. Reservations made through any other agency cannot be guaranteed by IFT, and may result in a loss of deposit, additional charges, incorrect placement, or inflated room rates for conference participants. Please use the online hotel reservation system or official housing forms on this website to avoid confusion, additional charges, and unsatisfactory service.

Special rates are available in select hotels through IFT Housing. Hotels will not accept reservations directly. Reservations are processed on a first come, first served basis and a credit card valid through July 2018 is required to guarantee each hotel reservation. Hotels may charge a single night’s room and tax (currently 17.4%) deposit to your credit card after June 15, 2018.

Please be aware of housing poachers that have been reaching out to exhibitors regarding booking hotel rooms at IFT18 and we apologize for the inconvenience.  We are NOT working with any other outside companies for housing.  Please ignore these pirating emails and/or calls.

If you’re serious about advancing your career, business, research, or the science of food and technology, then you can’t afford to miss IFT18.