Conference Location and Accommodations

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 N. Michigan Ave.
(Driveway Entrance on 541 N. Rush St.)
Chicago, IL 60611

Meeting Room Directory:
General Sessions: Grand Ballroom, 7th Floor
Exhibits: Chicago Ballroom, 5th Floor
Registration: Wed.—5th Floor; Thur. & Fri.—7th Floor

OptumHealth’s 21st Annual National Conference will be held at the Marriott Downtown Chicago, situated on Michigan Avenue's Magnificent Mile among world-famous shops, restaurants and entertainment. The hotel is within walking distance of some of the Windy City's top attractions, including the beautiful lakefront, Navy Pier, Shedd Aquarium, Millennium Park, and theater and music districts. The stylish Chicago hotel’s guest rooms offer upgrades including flat-screen TVs, Marriott's Revive® bedding and accessories, and ergonomic furnishings.

We look forward to seeing you in Chicago for what promises to be an outstanding educational and networking opportunity in a city renowned for jazz, blues, and breathtaking views!

Chicago Marriott Facts: Click here for a printable Marriott Hotel Fact Sheet.

Maps and Transportation: The Marriott Downtown is approximately 12 miles from Chicago Midway International Airport and 15 miles from O'Hare International Airport and is easily accessible via taxi, subway, or airport shuttle. Click here for maps, ground transportation information, and driving directions.

Parking: A parking discount is available to conference registrants. Overnight self-park at the Marriott is $24; Short-term self-park is $20. Vouchers to receive the discount for short-term parking will be available at the conference registration desk. For Marriott overnight guests, the discounted rate will be on your room bill, so you do not need a voucher.

Hotel Reservations • Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile

The conference block of rooms is no longer available. Contact the group's housing coordinator at (218) 834-6369 for reservation assistance.

Hotel Reservation Process: The preferred reservation method is online. A dedicated reservation Web site is available for this conference to allow you to make, modify or cancel your hotel reservation online, as well as to take advantage of other services offered by the hotel.

Online Reservations:
Attendee/Exhibitor Hotel Reservations
OptumHealth/UnitedHealth Group Employee Hotel Reservations*

Toll-Free Reservations: (877) 303-0104
Important Note: You must use this dedicated reservation phone number and mention “21st Annual National Conference” to ensure access to our special group rate!

* UnitedHealth Group Employees: Please follow the reservation instructions listed above to receive the group discounted rate. Do not use Concur or American Express Business Travel for hotel reservations for this conference.

Rate: $235.00 single–quad occupancy (Rate is per room per night and is subject to prevailing state and local taxes.) All reservations must be accompanied by a first-night room deposit or guaranteed with a major credit card. Refer to your confirmation e-mail for the cancellation policy.

Hotel Room Release Date: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012. Reservations made after this date, or after the room block is sold out, will be at the prevailing room rate and subject to availability. You are strongly encouraged to secure your hotel reservation early.

OptumHealth appreciates your support in booking your hotel reservation at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. The number of hotel rooms used for this conference directly impacts hotel rates, conference costs and registration fees.

Program Materials

Program materials will be in electronic format. You will receive an e-mail on or around Sept. 6 with instructions on how to access the materials prior to the conference. In addition, you will receive a CD-ROM at the conference that contains the program materials.

Web Sites of Interest

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
Choose Chicago, the Official Visitors’ Site

Conference Attire

Business attire is suggested for the conference. Although every effort is made to maintain a comfortable learning environment, meeting room temperatures can fluctuate greatly and may be difficult to control. The temperature is often cool in the meeting room. Therefore, bringing along a jacket or sweater is recommended.


Chicago’s average daytime high in mid-September is 77° with an average low of 58°.

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