Media Information

The 2014 Chicago Auto Show will feature two days of media preview, with events starting  at 7:30 a.m. February 6 and ending the afternoon of February 7.

After each media preview news conference, we will post releases and photography related to that event. Releases and photography will be posted in the Online Newsroom.

Chicago Auto Show Media Center

The Chicago Auto Show Media Center is located on level 4 of the North Hall of McCormick Place, Room N426 -- the same as in past years.

The Chicago Auto Show Media Center hours are as follows:

  • Wednesday, Feb. 5: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Thursday, Feb. 6: 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Friday, Feb. 7: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 9 - Wednesday, Feb.  15 & Friday, Feb. 14: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m
  • Thursday, Feb. 13 & Saturday, Feb. 16: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb. 17: 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.
  • Monday, Feb. 18: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Official Hotels

The Chicago Auto Show is pleased to announce it partnerships with the Hyatt Regency McCormick Place and the Waldorf Astoria Chicago. Rates start as low at $163. For more information or to reserve a room at one of our official hotels, please visit our Official Hotels page.


We highly encourage use of the shuttles from our headquarter hotel, but media who choose to drive to the show will find the 31st St. Lot their best bet. You may also park on the West side of McCormick Place in the Martin Luther King Drive Lot. For more information on parking and directions to McCormick Place, please visit our Parking & Directions page.

Parking is NOT complimentary, as the lots are not operated by auto show management.

Media Shuttles

Since our our official hotel is connected to McCormick Place and we do not run shuttles to and from Waldorf Astoria Chicago, there are no media shuttles for 2014.

Coat Check

At the top of the escalators across from the Continental Media Center, you will find a complimentary coat check. You will need a media credential to use this room for your belongings. Thanks for your cooperation!

If you are unable to find what you are looking for or need additional information, please don't hesitate to contact the Chicago Auto Show communications team.

Mark Bilek
Director of Communications Technology
P: 630-424-6082

Jennifer Morand
Senior Public Relations & Social Media Manager
P: 630-424-6084

Julie Piatek
Communications Specialist
P: 630-424-6016