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HalloweeM 45: The Vinyl Frontier

October 29 – November 1, 2020

Check this site in August for information about our 45th WeeM!


How to Book

You can if call the hotel at 847.777.6500  and request the Chicago Mensa HalloweeM rate but if you didn’t book by Thursday, October 17th, you may have missed your chance to get a discount.

Problems booking? Please e‑mail the WeeM Hotel Liaison  and we’ll fix the problem.

As always, room space is limited. Book early for the best availability and to lock in this great rate!

About the Hotel

Westin at Night

Westin at Night

Once again, WeeM will be held at the Westin Chicago North Shore in Wheeling, IL. This hotel is amazing, and we've contracted a truly great rate for our WeeM attendees. The address is 601 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Wheeling (60090) and the hotel is at the southeast corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Lake Cook Road; access the main entrance by heading east at the light at the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Wolf Road. (Note: We've heard that some map databases have a false location for this hotel's address, at the corner of Milwaukee Avenue and Palatine Road, south of Dundee Road. Google Maps does map it correctly.) The Westin has been a terrific host for us for a number of years now, and we're looking forward to spending WeeM with them again. In addition to comfortable, quiet, and beautiful rooms and public areas, the Westin offers the following amenities:

  • Heated indoor pool and whirlpool
  • 24-Hour Business Center with complimentary internet access
  • 24-Hour Gym
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access in the lobby (available wired or wireless for $12.95 per day in guest rooms)
  • Refrigerator
  • Restaurant on-site (see Meals for information about it and other nearby restaurants)
  • Complimentary parking

Refrigerators, pet-friendly rooms, and other amenities can be made available upon request, but fees may apply. Rooms facing east overlook the Forest Preserve.

Hotel Rates

The WeeM team has negotiated a low rate for this amazing hotel this year! Please note that rates quoted below do not include tax.

  • Reserve by October 17th - $117 per night

Reservations are subject to availability and the hotel's cancellation policies. If you need an accessible room or a suite, e‑mail the WeeM Hotel Liaison .

Room and Ride Sharing

We heard your feedback that finding people to share rooms and rides with had been difficult some years ago. So we created a role on the WeeM team of the Room and Ride Matchmaker just to help manage these requests in a way that protects your privacy and it proved successful. Visit our Ride and Room Sharing page for details.

WeeM Floor Plan

The meeting rooms for WeeM are all located close together on the main floor just south of the lobby making it very convenient for all attendees. View the floorplan for WeeM or download a copy by clicking/tapping here.

Having trouble booking a room?

Sometimes the hotel will run out of rooms set aside at our discounted rate. The solution is very simple — the WeeM Hotel Liaison calls and asks the hotel to add more rooms. If you notice it’s difficult to reserve a room or the rate is higher than our negotiated rates, please e‑mail the WeeM Hotel Liaison  and we’ll fix the problem.

Also if you do book by some other means, please let the WeeM Hotel Liaison  know. The hotel charges Chicago Area Mensa based on the number of rooms booked in our block, so we need an accurate number to get the best deal.

The Area

The Westin is surrounded by several restaurants and is bordered to the east by the scenic Des Plaines River trail. The trail is easy to access from the hotel parking lot and is an excellent way to get some fresh air and exercise during your time at WeeM! A map of the hotel (via Google Maps) is on the right, and you can search the nearby area from the map or click/tap the link below the map to view the map full-screen. The hotel’s website also lists places to go for recreation, arts & culture, and local attractions. Our Excursions Chair also has some suggestions that are listed on our Excursions page. There’s plenty to do in the surrounding area if you have some extra time.


The hotel provides shuttle service to any destination within a five-mile radius of the hotel, which includes the Wheeling Metra station but which does NOT include airports. Simply arrange your transport with the front desk before leaving (and call the hotel at 847.777.6500  from your destination for a pickup). Please note, pickup times may vary depending on hotel shuttle availability, and the Metra line closest to the hotel does not run on Sunday. Also, it is politely asked that a $2 tip per person per trip be shared with the driver.

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