The Gwen Hotel, Chicago
521 North Rush Street
Chicago, IL 60611
Hotel: (312) 645-1500
Reservations: 1-800-325-3589

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Gwen Hotel, Chicago hotel. In order to ensure the discounted NDIA rate, please call the hotel directly at (312) 645-1500 and reference the Defense Systems Acquisition Management Course. Or you may call the hotel reservations department at ph 1-800-325-3589 & refer to group code: NDIA DSAM.

Rooms will not be held after Sunday, February 28, 2017, and may sell out before then. Rates are also subject to increase after this date.

  • Industry Rate: $239.00 US (single/double)
  • Government Per Diem Rate: $137.00 US (single/double)

Any US Government employee paying with US Government check or credit card will be tax exempt. Attendees must present Travel Orders or traveler Authorization letter to be eligible for the Federal Per Diem rate.

The government rate is only available to active duty military and civilian government employees; U.S. Government Issued active duty ID cards and government travel orders are required upon check-in.

*If the prevailing Federal Per Diem increases or decreases from the Federal Government Per Diem quoted below, Guest room rate will be adjusted to the following Federal Per Diem rate.


Room rates are subject to the following taxes:

  • City Tax 6%
  • State Tax 7%
  • Total Occupancy Tax: 13%

Please note that the above taxes may change without notice.

Please contact our reservations department at (312) 645-1500, or Reservations: 1-800-325-3589. Course attendees (callers) must identify themselves as being with the Group code: “National Defense Industrial Association”.


Midway Airport

Travel Distance: Approximately 14.48 km/9.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Go Airport Express
  • Fee: 30 USD
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:1 hour

The Go Airport Express runs a shuttle from the airport to all of the hotels in the downtown area. It costs 30 USD per person, and takes about an hour depending on the number of drop-offs it makes.

  • CTA Rail
  • Fee: 3 USD; one way
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:45 minutes

The hotel is about 45 minutes by subway from Chicago Midway International Airport. Take the Orange Line, Direction Loop, to the Roosevelt Station. Transfer to the Red Line, Direction Howard, and exit at the Grand-Red Station. Walk two blocks east on Grand Street to reach the hotel.

O'Hare International Airport (ORD)

Travel Distance: Approximately 24.14 km/15.0 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • Taxi
  • Fee: 45 USD; Fees vary between 45-60 USD
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:45 minutes
  • CTA Rail
  • Fee: 5 USD; one way
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:1 hour

Take the subway Blue Line, Direction Forest Park. Exit the Blue Line at Jackson. Transfer over to the Red Line and go north to Grand. Exit to street level and walk two blocks east on Grand Street to reach the hotel.


  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • Travel Distance: Approximately 2.62 km/1.63 miles

Options for getting to and from the hotel include:

  • CTA Rail
  • Travel Time:6 minutes
  • Contact:(1)(312) 836-7000

Hours vary depending on departure location. To view schedules please visit Chicago Rail at www.transitchicago.com

Getting Around

  • By Taxi
  • Fee: Fares vary depending on destination and distance
  • Hours: 24 hours
  • Travel Time:20 minutes


Parking Information

  • Self- and Valet Parking Facilities 49-69 USD per day

Additional Information

If you require transportation assistance, or if you have any additional requests, please feel free to contact us at (1)(314) 621-2000.