Chicago In-Person Training Location Information

Hotel Information

GFOA has worked to reserve hotel blocks for in-person training at the Hyatt Place River North hotel a short distance from the GFOA Training Center.

Aerial view of Hyatt Place River North hotel

66 W Illinois St
Chicago, IL 60654-4805

(312) 755 1600

Rates and reservation links can be found below.

$218 per night. Booking cut off is September 17, 2023.

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$195 per night. Booking cut off is October 7, 2023.

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$250 per night. Booking cut off is October 29, 2023.

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$145 per night. Booking cut off is November 5, 2023.

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Getting to and from the Hotel to the GFOA Training Center

GFOA's office is only a few blocks from the Hyatt Place River North hotel. Weather permitting, it's a pleasant walk of less than half a mile across the Chicago River:

Public Transportation

CTA train route map

Chicago has a robust public transit system. The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) L trains service the entire city with a hub and spoke layout originating downtown - commonly referred to as "The Loop" - and radiating outward.

Blue Line trains run to and from O'Hare International Airport to the Loop. Similarly, the CTA Orange line runs between Midway International Airport and the Loop. Both Blue and Orange line trains stop at the Clark and Lake Station which is directly connected to the GFOA building.

A trip planner and information about routes and timing can be found at the CTA website:

GFOA Training Center

Training will take place at the GFOA Training Center located in the GFOA Chicago Office:

203 N LaSalle St, Suite 2700
Chicago, IL 60601

Chicago office building LaSalle Street entrance

Depending on layout, the room can accommodate up to 80 participants without impacting day-to-day operations in the GFOA office.

It also boasts a dedicated audiovisual suite including large, LED televisions on all walls, speakers and microphones, and web-based cameras for hybrid meetings.

GFOA will have a staff member stationed in the LaSalle Street lobby by the north elevators to direct you on the first day of training. Check-in will take place from 8:00 am to 8:30 am the first full day of a course.

The GFOA building is Certified LEED Platinum and is fully ADA compliant.

If you require additional information, please contact GFOA.

Food and Dining

Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost for all full day in-person training. The menu varies based on the catering options, but generally consists of a continental breakfast including baked items, yogurt parfaits, coffee, juice, and tea. Lunch is either buffet style or individually catered sandwiches, wraps, or similar.

If you have specific dietary requirements (allergies, kosher, halal, vegan, etc.) please contact GFOA so we can accommodate you.

Attendees are free to explore Chicago on their nights off during multi-day courses. Condé Nast Traveler magazine has voted Chicago the Best Big City in the U.S. for six years running. There's no shortage of things to see and do while you're here.

Chicago is a food town and you can view some of the myriad dining options available at the following websites:

Additional Questions

If you have any additional questions or concerns, please contact GFOA.

We look forward to welcoming you to Chicago!