NLGS Venue & Travel Info.
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE INFORMATION
Vendors will need to make your airfare arrangements to arrive at the hotel no later than 1:00 PM on Monday, (Buyers may arrive as late as 3PM) June 10, 2013. Your appointments could last until 11:30 AM on Thursday, June 13th, so please book your return flight accordingly. You may schedule your return flight anytime after 1:00 PM, Thursday, June 13th. Appointments will run June 11th – 13th for all NLGS buyers and vendors.
Check-in & P.O.P & Prototype Set-up:
Check-in and POP/Prototype Display set-up will start at 10:00 AM and end at 4:00 PM on Monday, June 10th. POP & Prototype set up must be completed by 4:00 PM, as buyers will have access to preview the POP area and evaluate the Prototype area. No exceptions please!
Hotel Accommodations: Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare Hotel & Conference Center, Rosemont, IL:
5440 North River Road, Rosemont, IL 60018. www.crowneplazaohare.com Register by clicking the link:
Booking Code:NLF you will get a confirmation number upon completion of your reservation, or by calling 877-337-5793 or central reservations at 843-760-5839 (Toll Free). The negotiated room rate is $135.00 single or double occupancy. You must mention the “National Lawn & Garden Show” Booking code: NLF to get the discounted room rate. Please ask the hotel about its reservation & cancellation policies. Please call by May 31, 2013, 8 PM CST to guarantee the discounted rate. After this date please call 888-233-9534 and we will make every effort to secure the discount, however prevailing rates will apply and rates are as high as $220 per night. There are several events taking place in our timeframe at the Rosemont Convention Center so rooms will be scarce, please reserve early.
Complimentary Hotel Shuttle Service to/from O’Hare Airport:
The hotel is 10 minutes from O’Hare airport. The Crowne Plaza O'Hare provides a 24 hour complimentary airport shuttle to and from O’Hare International Airport. Crowne Plaza’s pickup location for domestic travelers in O'Hare is at Door 2 of the Shuttle Bus Center. International travelers please use the courtesy phones in the baggage area to contact the hotel to schedule a pick-up. From Midway Airport use rental car or book with private limo or cab as no complimentary service is available.
Discount Car Rental rates: We have negotiated special rates with Thrifty Car Rental. The special code is valid throughout the year and nationwide. Use Corporate Discount Code 004M002073 at www.thrifty.com or call 1-800-THRIFTY (847-4389) (US & Canada) or 1-918-669-2168 (outside US and Canada). Or go to www.thrifty.com/reservations/index.aspx?corpnum=004M002073
From O’Hare Airport. Head East on I-190, for 2 miles to River Road. Turn right on River Road and proceed down to 5440 N. River Road, directly across from the convention center.
From the East (Chicago). Take I90 West to 190 (O’Hare exit) continue 15 miles to River Road exit. Turn right on River Road and proceed to 5440 N. River Road directly across from the convention center.
From the West (Rockford). Take I90 East to Chicago. Exit on Cumberland Road North. Go right on Cumberland, 2 blocks to 1st light (Higgins/Rt.72). Go left on Higgins and proceed 1 mile to River Road. Go left on River Road and proceed to 5440 N. River Road directly across from the Convention Center.
From the South (Indiana). Take 294 North (Wisconsin) and follow signs to 190 (O’Hare exit). Take 190 to River Road (1st light). Go right on River Road and proceed to 5440 N. River Road directly across from the Convention Center.
From the North (Wisconsin). Take 294 South to 190 East, follow signs to O’Hare. Pay at toll. Stay in the right lane. Exit Mannheim Road South. Get back on the highway and follow signs to Chicago. Exit River Road South. Turn Right. Hotel is on the right side, approximately 2 blocks down.
Please note that all participants are expected to be at the Hotel on Monday, June 10th, at 6:00 PM for Dinner Reception and Orientation Meeting.
Appointments will begin at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, June 11th, and will conclude on Thursday June 13th at 11:30 AM. Please fax emergency contact information to 719-488-8168 in case we need to contact you during the event.
~L&L Nursery Supply, Inc.