Hotel, Travel, and Evening Activities

Hotel

The Warwick Allerton Hotel
701 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

As of June 14, 2014, the block of rooms at the NCE special rate are sold out.  The hotel does have availability, but at a higher rate. Please contact the hotel directly if you wish to book a room. The phone number for the Warwick Allerton Hotel is (312) 440-1500.  Be sure to mention you are attending the NCE Summer Leadership Institute.

Travel

There are 4 options to get from O'Hare airport to Warwick Allerton Hotel:

  1. GO Airport Express Shuttle. See flyer for rates. (You don't need to make a reservation coming from the airport.)
  2. Taxi - $40 to $50 per trip
  3. Train (Blue Line) - $5 per person.
  4. Town car or Limousine - $75 to $95 per trip plus 20% gratuity.

Directions by train:
Take the blue line to Jackson station, switch to Red Line toward Howard then get off at Chicago Station. Walk 2 blocks East to Michigan Ave. Turn right on Michigan to Huron we are located on the corner of Michigan and Huron.

Or take the Blue Line to Clark station then take a taxi for $8 to the hotel.

If you are coming from Midway airport

  1. GO Airport Express Shuttle. See flyer for rates. (You don't need to make a reservation coming from the airport.)
  2. Taxi - $30-$40 per trip from Midway airport
  3. Train (Orange Line) $5.00 per person from Midway airport.
  4. Town car or Limousine - $75 to $150 per trip plus 20% gratuity.

Directions by train from Midway airport (Orange Line):
Take the Orange Line to Roosevelt station, switch to Red Line going toward Howard. Get off at Chicago Station. Walk two blocks east on Chicago St. to Michigan Ave. Turn right on Michigan Ave. Walk two blocks South on Michigan Ave. We are on the corner of Michigan and Huron St.

Warwick Allerton Parking Rates

Valet only at hotel:
0-2 hours: $23
2-5 hours: $26
5-8 hours: $30
8-12am: $34
Overnight: $60

Or, view a map of other local parking options.

Evening Activities

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23
7:05 pm start time
**This is a ticketed event

Take me out to the ball game!

Enjoy the company of your NCE colleagues, peanuts, and crackerjack while watching the Cubs vs. San Diego at Wrigley Field. The cost is $63.84 per ticket. To reserve and purchase your tickets, please contact Dan Stewart at dans@achievaresources.org by April 30th. 

Evening Activities

THURSDAY, JULY 24
6:15 pm - 11:00 pm
**This is a ticketed event

A night out on the town!
Enjoy the company of your NCE colleagues for a pre-theater cocktail reception followed by live comedy theater at The Second City.
Our private bus will take us to Adobo Grill (located next door to The Second City Comedy Club) for an authentic Mexican cocktail reception prior to the show.

Since opening in 2000, Adobo Grill has created mucho buzz and muy loyal following.  The reception includes plentiful passed appetizers as well as one cocktail of your choice (Adobo's margarita or mexican beer or red/white wine or soft drink)
Appetizers include: 

  • Chips y fresh salsa and guacamole
  • Empanadas potosinas (corn mesa turnovers stuffed with 3 cheeses, corn, poblano rajas, and tomatillo salsa)
  • Tostaditas de Ceviche (little tostadas topped with marinated tilapia, olives and avocado)
  • Skewers (marinated flank steak skewers basted with morita quemado salsa)
  • Tamales (chicken tamales steamed in a corn husk, basted in tomato morita salsa and sour cream)
  • Salbutes (little tostadas topped with achiote marinated chicken, pickled onions, black beans and sour cream)

Then wander next door to the world's premier comedy club/theater and school of improvisation.  The Second City specializes in sketch comedy and improv and has been delighting audiences for over 50 years.  A host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert and over 500 others got their start at The Second City.
The 8:00 pm feature show is Second City's 102nd Revue:  Depraved New World. 

NOTE:  This is a ticketed event.  Price is $75 per person- please mark on your registration form.

Second City

Evening Activities

FRIDAY, JULY 25
6:15 - 10:00 pm
**This is a ticketed event

Dinner Cruise aboard the "Spirit of Chicago"
Cruise along the lakefront on a cruise ship designed for fun - and comfort.   Spirit of Chicago's ready to show you the city.  Enjoy the topside open-air rooftop deck, three climate controlled interior decks with panoramic windows, "Chopped" champion and celebrity chef Eric LeVine's cooked up some fun new dishes for your culinary pleasure - featuring a delicious buffet menu with vegetarian and gluten-free options, listen and dance to the live DJ on the spacious dance floors and enjoy the full service bars.

So, come aboard for a few hours of food, music and skyline views.  Here's what you can expect on this 3 hour said around Lake Michigan.

NOTE:  This is a ticketed event.  Price is $95 per person - please mark on your registration form.
Transportation is not included.  We recommend small groups taking a cab to and from The Allerton Hotel to the Navy Pier.  Staff from The Arc will be on location to assist as needed.

Spirit of Chicago