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InterContinental Hotel Chicago

Treat yourself to a premier luxury hotel designed to capture the essence of 1920's Chicago style with a modern twist. The InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile features delightful details, right down to the draperies, carpets and stunning murals. Originally built in 1929 as the Medinah Athletic Club, a luxury men's club for members of the Shrine organization, the club fell victim to the stock-market crash and was forced to close its doors in 1934. InterContinental Hotels bought the property in 1988, and immediately began renovations. A quarter of a billion dollars and 12 years later, this truly magnificent hotel was re-introduced to Chicago. Restoration work was guided by the original athletic club's 1930 yearbook, the SCIMITAR, donated by a club member. Its black-and-white photographs were used to duplicate and restore entire rooms, right down to the detailing in draperies, carpets and murals. Today, each floor of the hotel represents a myriad of cultures and eras. The public areas available for viewing provide a glimpse of the rich history of the building.


SPECIAL RATES FOR RISI EVENT - September 28-30, 2015
Room rate:
Single Room Rate $279 per room, per evening
Room rate does not include 16.4% Tax
Check-in: 3:00pm
Check-out: 12:00pm

Book your reservation now by calling (800) 628-2112. Please reference to the RISI North American Forest Products room block or block code LFJ. You may also book online via this link:

*Please note: Your conference registration does not include accommodations, nor does it guarantee a room will be reserved for you. Therefore, it is your responsibility to reserve your own room for the conference. The rooms will be allocated on a first–come, first–served basis. We advise you to make your bookings as early as possible to ensure your room reservation. Reservations will be accepted at the group rate until the room block is full or September 7, 2015 (whichever comes first). After that, reservations will be honored based on availability at regular hotel rates.

505 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

(312) 944-4100