Travel & Accommodations

Enjoy your trip

Sweet Home Chicago

HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS are proud to call Chicago home. Named the best city for having it all by Time Out's City Life Index, Chicago offers word-class dining, attractions, nightlife and plenty of fresh air with more than 7,600 acres of park land!

Whether you're taking in views of Lake Michigan from the Navy Pier or sipping cocktails from one of Chicago's architecturally compelling buildings, you're sure to experience the city's midwestern hospitality and return home with vivid memories.

Visitor Housing

Visitor housing is now open! HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS have designated Connections Housing as the only housing provider for the event. Book early to secure the best rate.

Parking and Directions

Getting to McCormick Place is easy and convenient. There are three main parking lots on the McCormick Place campus. All are in close proximity and walking distance to the convention complex. Get directions and parking information on the McCormick Place website by clicking below.

Buyer Beware: False Housing Claims

Connections Housing is the only housing provider for this event. There are fraudulent companies and organizations that will try to present themselves as official partners of HANNOVER MESSE USA and/or IMTS 2020 and offer you a potential room that might not be guaranteed, available or will take your deposit.

Visitor Hotel Information

Visitor housing is open! Remember - Connections Housing is the only housing provider for HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS 2020.

​Reservation(s) must be guaranteed with a credit card or check in the amount equaling a deposit for one night’s room and tax for each room reserved. Tax is currently 17.4% and is subject to change.

​Important Dates

August 3, 2020: Rooming lists are due. After this date, rooms without individual names are subject to cancellation.

August 13, 2020: Housing Cancellation Deadline. Any reservations cancelled after this date will be charged a penalty equal to the amount of the first night’s room and tax per room cancelled after the deadline. Connections Housing, the official housing agency, will collect this amount.

Beware of False & Fraudulent Housing Claims

What is a “housing pirate”?

Commonly referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits,” these are companies that phone, fax or email visitors and exhibitors, claiming to offer good deals on hotel rooms. They may falsely claim to be affiliated with HANNOVER MESSE USA or IMTS. The official HANNOVER MESSE USA and IMTS housing provider is Connections Housing. You will not be contacted directly by Connections Housing unless there is a question about your existing reservation.

No authorized organization will contact you about HANNOVER MESSE USA or IMTS hotels or housing unprompted. Unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number. If you provide your credit card information to one of these companies, your card may be charged and there is no guarantee you will have a room upon your arrival in Chicago.

Reporting Fraud

If contacted by someone asking if you need a room at HANNOVER MESSE USA or IMTS or if someone is representing themselves as the "HANNOVER MESSE USA / IMTS Housing Partner," please:

Get as much information as you can, such as the name of the company, the name of the person calling, company address, email address and their telephone number. The more information you are able to collect, the better for us to stop them from contacting others. If possible, please request information such as hotel availability and rates or have them send this information to you via email. Contact with any details you're able to provide.

​Housing Questions

Connections Housing
888-740-4687 or 404-842-0000