As always, room space is limited. Book early for the best
availability and rates!
About the Hotel
Just like last year, WeeM will be held at the Westin Chicago North
Shore in Wheeling, IL. This hotel is amazing, and we've contracted some
truly great rates 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 two 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 (also closed last year for renovations, but we've been assured it will be open this year)
Complimentary Wi-Fi Internet Access in the lobby (available wired or wireless for $9.95 per day in guest rooms)
Restaurant on-site (see Meals for information
about it and other nearby restaurants)
Refrigerators, pet-friendly rooms, and other amenities can be made
available upon request, but fees may apply. Rooms facing east overlook the
The WeeM team has negotiated even lower rates for this amazing hotel
for this year, and it's even better the earlier you book! Please note
that rates quoted below do not include tax.
Reserve by September 30th -
$107 per night
Reserve by October 20th - $127 per night
Reservations are subject to availability and the hotel's cancellation
policies. If you need an accessible room or a suite, email 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.
Once the form is available, you can get started by filling out the Ride and Room Sharing form to let our matchmaker know your needs
and preferences. Then, if we can find a match for you, the matchmaker
will send an email to you and to the person you're matched with
informing you that you have a match so that the two of you can
coördinate and talk privately. The travel plans and preferences you
share on the form will only be known to our matchmaker and WeeM chair.
This way, your email address and travel plans are kept safe and
private. Definitely let us know what you think about this process!
WeeM Floor Plan
The meeting rooms for WeeM are all located close together and on the main floor
just south of the lobby making it very
convenient for all attendees.
Download a copy of the floorplan for WeeM by clicking
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 email 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 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 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. 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.
Registration - July 15th is the last day to qualify for the
special early bird discounts.
Discounts for advanced registration are available through October 12th.
(Note: Full payment is required by the appropriate deadline to qualify for any discount. )
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