Lodging / Venue Information

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS PALATINE

Here is the hotel address info:
1550 East Dundee Road
Palatine, IL 60074
(847) 934-4900

You can book via phone or online with this link.

If you prefer to call, 847-934-4900 and give them code CC7.

GUEST SERVICES

You get access to this nice lounge area which is open 24/7, which I can only imagine will consist of lots of nighttime gaming. With that said, I don’t think they will want alcohol in that area, but you could always go up to your rooms for that.

BREAKFAST
You get free hot breakfast. Not just a continental roll at other places… eggs and other good selections each morning for breakfast is included

AIRPORT SHUTTLE
For around $30-$40, up to 4 people together can get a ride to O’Hare airport thru their partnered taxi service…. or you can get picked up from the airport and brought back to the hotel. It’s a one way charge, but split that among 4 people and it’s pretty cheap.  Remember, you want O’Hare Airport. NOT Midway Airport.

AREA SHUTTLE
The hotel gives guests complimentary shuttle to and from about 40 different restaurants and local attractions.  See them here.  You’ve got a good 5 mile radius to and from anywhere you want totally free.

PARKING
If you did drive, the parking is free. So no worries there.

WORKOUT/POOL
The hotel is actually connected to a World Gym to those guests who want to work off all the sitting around while they are there.

Also there is a huge pool you can use. Basketball and Volleyball too. All included, just use your room key to get in.  Wear the Zlurpcast thong!
INTERNET
Free wired internet inside all rooms. Free Wi-Fi in lounge, lobby, and our ballroom.

HIGHWAYS
It’s located right off of 53/290 and Dundee Rd. People do can 290 East(South) and connect to 90 East into city.

TRAIN
Hotel is a few miles from Palatine Metra, Arlington Park Metra, and Wheeling Metra. Just contact the hotel for a shuttle to and from the train station.

ATTRACTIONS IN AREA
Durty Nellies (bands play there), Arlington Racetrack, Woodfield, Allstate Arena… and the new Rivers Casino is not too far away. I’ll post full list on the Chaos Cup website.

ALTERNATE ROOMS
If you are trying to be on an extra tight budget, there is a Motel Six right across the street. I do not know the rate, but if it’s not too much less than the rate at Holiday Inn Express, then I’d consider just staying at our Chaos Cup hotel and enjoying the company of some fellow out of towners!

WEBSITE

If you are having ANY concerns about coming or not, just have a look at the Photos section of the Chaos Cup Website…. plus, it’s the largest Blood Bowl tournament in North America!

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Where do I go?!

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Where can you get your grub on, and where can you hang with fellow Blood Bowlers during Chaos Cup weekend?!

The hotel is located on Dundee rd, right at Route 53, which is perfect for people driving. Below is a list of places within 1.5 miles in either direction.

If you turn right (west) onto Dundee Rd, you’ll find:

Panda Express, Sonic, Wendy’s, Subway, White Castle, Taco Bell, Einstein Bros Bagels, Denny’s, Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, Jimmy Johns, Caribou Coffee, Kosta’s (bugers, gyros, etc), and of course a nearby Liquor Store and even a Games Workshop store 1 mile away!

If you turn left (east) onto Dundee Rd, you’ll find:

Jameson’s Streakhouse (great steaks), Fox and Hound (most likely where we will be gathering Saturday Night), Portillo’s, Chuck E. Cheese (wat?), Burger King, Panera Bread, Noodles & Co, Popeye’s Chicken, Pizza Hut, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald’s, Oberweis, Jimmy John’s

If you turn right (west) onto Dundee Rd, then right on Route 12, you’ll find:

Tore & Lukes (burgers, pizza, etc), Culver’s, Gator’s Wing Shack

Don’t forget, if you are staying at HIE Palatine, you get a free shuttle ride to any of the area restaurants and bars!

City of Chicago

City of Chicago

GENERAL

Chaos Cup 2012 will be held in the Chicago suburb of Palatine, IL. Palatine is about 28 miles from downtown Chicago, and only 14 miles from O’Hare Airport. Don’t forget, if you are staying at the venue, Holiday Inn Express Palatine, you get a $28 taxi from airport. You can even stay at the hotel at the special rate from 9/12 – 9/18 so it will give you plenty of time to see what the City of Chicago has to offer.  Use Group Code CCC.

AUTOMOBILE

There is an Enterprise Rent-a-car not too far away from the hotel, which they will also provide a free shuttle service for Guests too. If you decide to rent a car, you will want to take Dundee Rd east to 53 South (aka I-290 East) then connect to I-90 (aka The Kennedy) and take that East directly into Downtown Chicago.  You could also stay on I-290 East (aka The Eisenhower) and take that into Chicago as well.

TRAIN

Taking Dundee Rd West then a left on N Smith Street will take you to the Palatine Metra train station.  It’s called the Union Pacific – Northwest Line (UP-NW).  It will take you to Ogilvie Transportation Center on Madison St in Chicago.  From there you can walk, take a cab, bus, or walk to an L station – the Chicago subway system.

CHICAGO

Chicago has many interesting attractions to see while you’re in the area. Interested in museums? Want to go to the top of the tallest building in the US? How about a planetarium observatory? Check out the Chicago “City Pass” for huge discounts on multiple attractions in the city of Chicago! Looking for a certain type of food? Chicago, being one of the largest cities in the country, has restaurants that can cater to whatever you’d like!

There is a lot of information on this site too.

Way too much out there for me to list on the Chaos Cup website.

Also, keep in mind, we will be looking to do a group trip to Wrigley Field on the Friday before Chaos Cup.  More information on that as the event gets closer.

 

Local Restaurants / Bars

Here is a list of local Restaurants and Bars in the area of Chaos Cup 2012

Remember:  If you are staying at the Holiday Inn Express, you will get a complimentary shuttle service to and from any of these places!

FINE DINING

BARS / ENTERTAINMENT

Jameson’s Char House Durty Nellies
Le Ti Ti De Paris Fox & Hound
Rokbonki Japanese Steakhouse Gator’s Pub & Grill
Biaggi’s Ristorante Italiano eSkape Entertainment Center
Stoney River Legendary Steaks
Vittorio De Roma

QUICK EATS

Panda Express

FAMILY DINING

Wendy’s
Outback Steakhouse Sonic
Walker Brothers Pancake House Kosta’s Gyros
La Hacienda Subway
China Wok Taco Bell
Melting Pot Burger King
Oak Terrace Grille Dunkin Donuts
Applebee’s Eistein Bagels
New Golden Dragon Kentucky Fried Chicken
Denny’s Portillo’s
Chuck E Cheese McDonald’s
Lou Malnati’s Pizzaria (also delivery) Popeye’s Chicken
Vince’s Italian Restaurant (also delivery) Panera Bread
Barnaby’s Pizza Los Arcos
Sarpino’s Pizzaria (also delivery) Taco’s Del Norte
Chili’s Culvers
Olive Garden Dengeo’s
Las Palmas Domino’s Pizza
I am Siam-That (also delivery) Dairy Queen
White Castle

RENTAL CAR

Thai D-Lite
Enterprise Pizza Bella (also delivery)
Hong Kong Lite (also delivery)
Pompei Pizza & Pasta (also delivery)