The Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference will be held in the heart of downtown Chicago at:
Hilton Chicago
720 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605


The Chicago Hilton is also the official site for conference lodging. A limited number of hotel rooms are available at the Chicago Hilton at a special conference rate of $209/night (plus taxes & fees)! Reserve your room using this special reservation link before the room rate ends on August 10, 2022, or the room block sells out.


Discounted parking is available at Millennium Garages’ Grant Park South underground parking lot located at 325 S. Michigan Avenue, 0.3 miles north of the Hilton Chicago Hotel.

  • Daily Parking (up to 12 hours, one entry/exit): $15
  • Extended Stay Parking (2-5 days, with in-and-out privileges): $20/day

Book online using the prompts below or at Millennium Garage’s website.

Advance online reservation required to receive the RVP Conference discount.

Questions? Email

Self-parking is also available to guests at the Chicago Hilton for $65 per day. Overnight valet parking is available to guests for $79 per day.


Credit: Abel Arciniega Photo Courtesy of Choose Chicago

There are many convenient ways to get to the Hilton Chicago.


The Chicago Hilton is located 17 miles from the Chicago-OHare International Airport (ORD) and 11 miles from the Chicago Midway Airport (MDW). Please note: The Chicago Hilton does not provide shuttle service.

From Airport Chicago - O'Hare (ORD)Chicago - Midway (MDW)
Type ChargeCharge
Taxi$55-70 USD$30-40 USD
Bus $38-40 USD$38-40 USD
Subway$1-5 USDN/A
Rental CarRates VaryRates Vary

Amtrak (Train)

The Chicago Hilton is also located 1.2 miles from Union Station at 225 South Canal Street Chicago, IL 60606-5702. Amtrak trains pass through Chicago daily.

COVID-19 Safety

Our team is continuing to monitor COVID-19 case rates and regulations and seeks to comply with the most recent public health guidelines. Recognizing that COVID-19 conditions may change rapidly, this webpage reflects the most up-to-date guidance as of August 30, 2022. If there are any changes to COVID-19 protocols at the Reclaiming Vacant Properties Conference (RVP), we will update this webpage and e-mail all attendees. We thank you in advance for your patience and compassion for others, as we navigate hosting our first in-person conference in three years while ensuring a safe and accommodating space for attendees. The City of Chicago’s current COVID-19 risk level is “MEDIUM.”

Monitor Your Health Prior to RVP

Please monitor your own health prior to your arrival. If you do not feel well, especially if you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fever, sore throat, cough, fatigue) or if you have tested positive for COVID-19 and are still within the CDC-recommended quarantine window, please do not attend RVP.* For all attendees, please consider taking either an at-home or PCR test for COVID-19 prior to attending.

Onsite Protocols at RVP

  • Local mask mandates have been lifted. At the registration desk we will have a limited number of masks available upon request for conference attendees who wish to use them.
  • If you have recently tested positive for COVID-19, but are outside the CDC-recommended quarantine window, please wear a mask in all public places per CDC guidance (e.g., wear a mask in public places for five days after the initial CDC-recommended quarantine).
  • If you begin to experience any symptoms associated with COVID-19 (e.g., fever, sore throat, cough, fatigue) while at RVP, please remove yourself from conference events and consider getting tested.* See more about testing in Chicago here.
  • Hilton hotels have implemented the “Hilton CleanStay” policy to ensure hotel rooms and facilitates are appropriately sanitized.
  • Local vaccination requirements have been lifted, but if you are not vaccinated please consider reading and following this guidance from the City of Chicago to manage your health.
  • Be aware of local and federal guidance:

If You Test Positive After the Conference

Please notify Kiran-Durae Barkey at if you test positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending RVP. We will not share any personal information you provide to us, but we do want to notify conference attendees if a significant number of participants test positive for COVID-19.

* If you cannot come to RVP because you tested positive for COVID-19 within ten days of the event, or because you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 immediately prior to the conference, please contact Kiran-Durae Barkey at

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