Location & Travel


Swissôtel Chicago – Home to All Visual Studio Live! Sessions & Activities

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

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

Swissôtel Chicago
323 East Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago IL 60601-9722

Special attendee rate: $199*
Book by: September 20, 2019

Book your room online; or call Reservations at 1.888.737.9477 and ask for the Visual Studio Live! Room Block. The offer is subject to room availability, so make sure to book early.

*The room rate excludes applicable taxes.


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

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) – located 18 miles from the Swissôtel Chicago
Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – located 12.1 miles from the Swissôtel Chicago

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 at the Swissôtel Chicago

Valet at Swissotel, with In/Out Privileges, inclusive of tax

  • 0-2 hrs: $37
  • 2-6 hrs $40
  • 6-24 hrs $70

Self-park at Swissotel, without In/Out Privileges, inclusive of tax

  • 0-2 hrs: $27
  • 2-6 hrs $39
  • 6-24 hrs $57

Other parking options in the area are: Coast garage, 303 E Wacker garage, Aqua, Shoreham – these are all an easy walk to the hotel Or try Spot Hero too!

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.

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Visiting Chicago

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