Media Information

The 2019 Chicago Auto Show will feature two days of media preview, with events starting  at 7:30 a.m. Feb. 7 and ending the afternoon of Feb. 8.

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 opens at 7 a.m. on Feb. 7 and 8 and at 8 a.m. every other day. Closing times vary by day.

Official Hotels

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


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 2019.

Coat Check

At the top of the escalators across from the Media Center, you will find a complimentary coat check. You will need a media credential to use this room for your belongings. Please note clearly posted closing times. 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
Sr. Dir. of Comm. & Tech.
P: 630-424-6082
E: mbilek@drivechicago.com

Jennifer Morand
Dir. of PR & Social Media
P: 630-424-6084
E: jmorand@drivechicago.com

Holly Macaluso
Communications Specialist
P: 630-424-6016
E: hmacaluso@drivechicago.com