Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!™) returns to the windy city for four days of intense developer training.

Experience the heartbeat of Illinois at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel. Located just steps away from Chicago's top attractions - Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Magnificent Shopping, Theaters, and Museums; the Chicago Marriott is your host to help you experience Chicago to its fullest.

Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile
540 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60611

Special attendee rate: $259*

For more information on hotel room availability, contact us at 972.304.5380.

* Rooms are subject to availability and applicable state, local and occupancy taxes. The room rate is $258 plus a $1 in-room internet fee.


Choose from 2 major airports to get the rate that works for you:

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) – located 27 miles from the Chicago Marriott Downtown
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – located 13.3 miles from the Chicago Marriott Downtown

Avis Rent-a-Car is offering a discount on car rental for Visual Studio Live! Chicago attendees. To receive the discounted rates, call Avis at 800.331.1600 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D005872, or click here to make your reservation online.

Parking Information

Valet Parking at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile - 541 North Rush Street

  • Overnight with in & out Access $61.00/night

Short Term Valet Parking

  • Up to 6 hours $37
  • 6 to 24 hours $61

Row Self Parking at 50 East Ohio Street - Located Northwest of the Hotel

  • Overnight with in & out Access $48.00/night
  • Less than 30 Minutes $5.00
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour $14.00
  • 1 hour to 1 hour & 30 minutes $20.00
  • 1 hour & 30 minutes to 2 hours $27.00
  • 2 hours to 2 hours & 30 minutes $31.00
  • 2 hours & 30 minutes to 3 hours $35.00
  • 3 hours to 4 hours $37.00
  • 4 hours to 8 hours $39.00
  • 8 hours to 12 hours $46.00
  • 12 hours to 48 hours $48.00

Early Morning Special $15.00 (Mon-Fri between 5:00am – 9:00am out by 7:00pm)


Airport Shuttle
GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. The shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Book travel now at airportexpress.com.

Visiting Chicago

Exploring a city can be an exciting adventure. Visit the Official Chicago Tourism site to start planning your trip today!