Step into the lobby of the Palmer House Hilton and gaze at the famous frescoed ceiling of this landmark Chicago, Illinois hotel. This AAA four-diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years. Today, the Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district and puts you in walking distance of Millennium Park, the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park. With CTA's 'L' blue, orange, and red lines just steps away, you can navigate Chicago with ease. Looking for a place grab a drink or food and catch up with SPE friends? Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner served daily in Lockwood Restaurant and Bar, where the menu showcases market-fresh, seasonal ingredients. Potter's Lounge is open in the evenings and offers classic cocktails and a simple menu of small bites. In the lobby, Afternoon Tea service is a tradition which brings generations together. Staying in the conference hotel is not only convenient; it's also a bargain for SPE attendees. Rooms are available for SPE attendees at the rate of $179 per night. Staying in the conference hotel maximizes the opportunity for collegial interactions. You'll find yourself networking in the elevator, in the lobby; in the lounge friendly SPE conference attendees are everywhere! CLICK HERE to visit SPE's own reservation page for the Palmer House Hotel and book your room today! You can also make reservations by calling the hotel reservation line at 877.865.5321. Please refer to the SPE National Conference when making your reservation by phone to ensure you receive the outstanding discounted rate. SPE has secured this group rate at the Palmer House and you don't want to miss out! Remember to make your reservation early. Rooms at the hotel under the SPE block may sell out before the hotel reservation deadline of February 2, 2013. CONFERENCE ROOMMATE MATCHING SPE understands the need to help lower costs for attendees! So this year we will maintain lists of SPE folks seeking roommates. If you are interested in finding a roommate please follow the instructions below. Once you are placed on the list you will be emailed a list of potential roommates and receive an update each time there are additions. It will be up to you to contact persons on the list to discuss the suitability of rooming together. The last date that names will be accepted is January 18, 2013. Please send an email to Ginenne Lanese, SPE's Events & Publications Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following details: - Your name - Your gender - Contact information: phone, email - Arrival date - Departure date - If you have: Reserved a room and are looking for roommate(s) OR Have not reserved a room looking for room & roommate(s) - Optional: sleeping/rising habits (early or late), snoring, watching TV late, etc. Ginenne will add your name to the list. You will receive a list of potential roommates via email. Please contact Ginenne to let her know if you have found a roommate so you can be removed from the list.