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Chicago Training Center

Two Prudential Plaza
180 North Stetson Ave, Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone 312-819-6800
FAX 919-677-4444 (Attn: SAS Education)
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Class Info

You can check in and pick up your course materials beginning at 8:30am. Classes start at 9am and end by 5pm each day. If the schedule is different, it will be noted on the Web as well as in your confirmation e-mail. SAS is a tobacco-free company
Smoking or the use of smokeless tobacco products is prohibited in SAS buildings, in company or personal vehicles, or anywhere on the SAS World Headquarters campus. Smoking is also prohibited at all third-party SAS facilities.

Meals

A continental breakfast is provided each day as part of the course fee. Classes will break for lunch around 12 noon; however, lunch is not provided.

Emergencies

In case of emergency, your family or coworkers can leave a message during class hours by calling the Chicago facility at 312-819-6800 or SAS Customer Service at 800-727-0025. In case of inclement weather, please call ahead for information on delayed openings or cancellations.

Travel Information

You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the SAS training course.

Continental Airport Express (1-888-2THE-VAN) provides transportation to and from O'Hare and Midway every 5-10 minutes to our recommended hotels. From O'Hare it departs at the lower level terminals 1, 2, 3 (near baggage claim area). From Midway, it departs across from the Southwest Airlines baggage claim area. The cost is $25 one-way or $48 round-trip from either airport.

Parking
If you are driving, the nearest parking facilities are the North Lot of Grant Park, located at Monroe and Michigan, and the Prudential Plaza garage (see rates).

Note: All guests at Prudential Tower in Chicago must check in with security before gaining access to the elevators.

From Midway Airport: From O'Hare International Airport: Suburban Metra Trains:
See schedules and a system map. Once you check in for class, you may purchase bus passes for $1.25 each way for direct transportation to and from Union Station, Ogilivie Transportation (formerly Northwestern) Station, and LaSalle St. Station. See more information about exact pick-up and drop-off locations.

Subway/"EL":
To the SAS Chicago office from Midway airport:
Take the Orange Line train that originates at Midway airport. Get off at the Randolph St Exit. Walk 1 block east on Randolph toward Michigan Ave. Cross Michigan Ave. The Prudential building is on the left and can be entered from Randolph St.

To the SAS Chicago office from O'Hare airport:
Take the Blue Line train that originates at O'Hare airport. Get off at the Washington St Exit. Walk 3 blocks east on Washington toward Michigan Ave. Turn left (North) on Michigan avenue and walk 1 block. Turn right (East) on Randolph. The Prudential building is on the left and can be entered from Randolph St.

Other locations:
Red line: Get off at the Lake St Exit. Walk 2 blocks east on Lake toward Michigan Ave. Turn right (South) on Michigan Ave and walk 1 block. Turn right (East) on Randolph. The Prudential building is on the left and can be entered from Randolph St.

Brown, Purple, Orange, or Green line: Get off at the Randolph St Exit. Walk 1 block east on Randolph toward Michigan Ave. Cross Michigan Ave. The Prudential building is on the left and can be entered from Randolph St.

Blue line: Get off at the Washington St Exit. Walk 3 blocks east on Washington toward Michigan Ave. Turn left (North) on Michigan avenue and walk 1 block. Turn right (East) on Randolph. The Prudential building is on the left and can be entered from Randolph St.

NOTE: When entering the Prudential Building from Randolph St, take the escalators up 1 level to the main lobby.

Recommended Hotels

You are responsible for making your hotel reservation. When making reservations, please ask for the SAS rate. Rates are based upon availability and subject to change without notice.
Fairmont Hotel
200 N Columbus Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-6698
844-809-8936
Reserve online
Jan-Mar 29: $169
Mar 30-Sep 7: $249
Sep 8-Nov 21: $259
Nov 22-Dec: $169
rates based upon availability; underground walkway available to Prudential Plaza
Hard Rock Hotel Chicago
230 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
312-345-1000 (corporate code NEGSA1)
Reserve online
Jan-Feb: $109
Mar: $139
Apr-Dec 2: $214
Dec 3-31: $129
newly renovated; rent a Fender guitar for free upon check-in; includes gym with latest equipment, internet access, 15% off in restaurant (Chuck's: A Kerry Simon Kitchen); 1 block from training center
Swissötel Chicago
323 E Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
888-737-9477
800-637-9477
Reserve online
Jan-Mar: $159
Apr-Sep 5: $245
Sep 6-Dec 3: $249
Dec 4-Dec: $169
rates based on occupancy; includes use of health club; underground walkway available to Prudential Plaza
Fairfield Inn & Suites
216 E Ontario St
Chicago, IL 60611
312-787-3777
855-476-6661
includes breakfast, internet access; within walking distance of training center
Comfort Suites Chicago
320 North Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
312-376-1887
Reserve online (corporate code LSAS)
Jan-Mar: $103 / 131
Apr-Nov: $163 / 203
Dec: $103 / 131
includes full American breakfast, internet access; 1½ block from training center
Hotel Monaco Chicago
225 North Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60601
312-960-8500
800-546-7866
Reserve online (corporate code SASI)

includes internet access; within walking distance of training center
Hyatt Regency Chicago
151 East Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60601
312-565-1234
Reserve online
15% off best available rate
within walking distance of SAS
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