Hotel Information

Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel
17 East Monroe Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60603
Toll Free Reservations (US and Canada):  1-877-865-5320
Direct Hotel Reservation: 1-312-726-7500
Hotel Reservations Fax: 1-312-332-3619
Hotel web address:
Group online reservations:
Students: use the above link and select “I have an access code,” and enter SIAMSTUDENT2014 to access the discount student rate The student rate rooms are sold out.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: October 14, 2014



Step into the lobby of The Palmer House® A Hilton hotel and gaze at the famous frescoed ceiling of this landmark Chicago, Illinois hotel. This AAA four-diamond rated hotel has been hosting visitors to the Chicago Loop for over 140 years. Today, The Palmer House Hilton continues to thrive in the heart of the theatre and financial district, just steps from the Art Institute, Millennium Park and State Street shopping. A short walk away is Grant Park where summer festivals take place. Family attractions like the Chicago Children’s Museum and Navy Pier are just a quick cab ride away.

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Your support in staying at The Palmer House helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference.  SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is then charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.


SIAM is holding a block of rooms at The Palmer House. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that.  If there are rooms available after the cutoff date, they will be available at the best rate offered at that time.

Reservation Deadline – October 14, 2014 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double       $199.00 per night plus 16.4% tax
Student rate         $150.00 per night plus 16.4% tax The student rate rooms are sold out.

Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate only a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM immediately ([email protected]).  By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone.  Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel.  If hotel reservations are requested by facsimile and written confirmation is not received within two weeks of sending the facsimile, please contact the hotel immediately to verify that the reservation request was received and processed.  Be sure to get a confirmation number.

When making reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the SIAM Conference on Financial Mathematics and Engineering. In order to receive the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at 1-312-609-1904 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to The Palmer House. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 1-877-865-5321, and request group code SIM (USA and Canada) or +1-312-726-7500.

To make a reservation online, use the link For Students, select “I have an access code” under Guest Type, then enter SIAMSTUDENT2014 to access the discount student fee. Remember to get your confirmation number! The student rate rooms are sold out.


Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for November 13, 2014. This is an excellent networking opportunity!



The Palmer House requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The Palmer House will hold first night’s room and tax as a deposit. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.



If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival to avoid a cancellation fee. You can contact the hotel at 1-877-865-5320 (USA and Canada) or +1-312-726-7500.  Remember to get a cancellation number!


Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 AM.



Posted rates apply.


Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center and pool in The Palmer House.


Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-312-726-7500. The hotel operator can either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or to the attendee’s room. Messages taken at the SIAM registration desk will be posted to the message board located in the registration area.


Hotel Room Reservation Forms

The hotel room reservation form is available here.

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available here.

To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit

If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions. The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMFM14.

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