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Discover Chicago! Be treated like a VIP!

The Chicago International Film Festival doesn’t end after the credits roll. Whether you’re visiting us from half a world away or the next town over, experience Chicago-style hospitality with special discounts and complimentary offers from our fabulous partners. Let us make your Festival experience an unforgettable one!

Official Airline: American Airlines


For over 30 years, American Airlines has been the official airline and proud supporter of the Chicago International Film Festival, trusted to fly in the Festival’s VIPs from all over the world! Enjoy a 5% discount from all markets where American Airlines flies to Chicago. Valid for travel dates October 1-30, 2013.

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Or call the Reservations Desk at 1-800-433-1790. Please note there will be a $25 fee per ticket if calling the Reservation Desk.


Headquarters Hotel: JW Marriott Chicago


JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams St.
312.660.8200 |

Nestled inside a beautifully restored Daniel Burnham original building, experience unparalleled luxury and personalized service at JW Marriott Chicago. 

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Partner Hotel: theWit


the Wit
201 N. State St.
312.467.0200 |

Inspired by the Great Wits of all time, theWit Hotel Chicago is an ode to creative expression with meeting rooms named after Dickinson, Churchill, Lincoln and whimsical touches throughout the property.  Enjoy the full-service Spa@theWit, SCREEN, a private luxury theater as well as authentic Midwestern American cuisine at State and Lake Chicago Tavern.  Savor the dramatic views from ROOF, the 27th floor lounge that was named one of the top three rooftop lounges in the world and receive a “wake up call” from a famous Chicagoan when you stay at theWit—more experience than hotel.

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Partner Hotel: Park Hyatt Chicago


Park Hyatt Chicago
800 N. Michigan Ave.
312.335.1234 |

Experience an intimate Chicago luxury hotel that is truly the embodiment of elegance and sophistication in the Gold Coast. Park Hyatt Chicago features award-winning dining at NoMI Kitchen, a prime Magnificent Mile setting and a personal service team dedicated to ensuring a remarkable stay. 

Partner Hotel: Thompson Chicago

Thompson Chicago
21 E. Bellevue Place
312.266.2100 |

The all-new 247-room Thompson Chicago is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast and just steps from Michigan Avenue and downtown’s finest dining and nightlife destinations.  Opening December, 2013 is Nico Osteria, the signature Italian seafood restaurant by One Off Hospitality, the latest addition to their distinguished portfolio, which includes Blackbird, Avec and The, among others.

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Partner Hotel: The Whitehall Hotel

The Whitehall Hotel
105 E. Delaware Place
312.944.6300 |

The WHITEHALL Hotel, Chicago's True Independent Boutique Hotel. This luxury property, with impeccable service, situated in the heart of Gold Coast and Magnificent Mile. Recently completing a multi-million dollar renovation, you’ll feel the modern warmth, relaxed grace and welcoming ambiance. Enjoy savory dishes at our award-winning Chinese and Italian restaurants.

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