Chicago Area

Downtown Chicago Excursion

Take advantage of this opportunity to secure round-trip transportation from your hotel to Millennium Park in downtown Chicago (201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602) on Thursday, July 18. Avoid downtown Chicago parking fees, and expensive train or Uber rides (at least $75 round trip), and travel together with your sisters on one luxury bus.

The cost for this transportation is $50 round trip. The bus will depart from designated hotels beginning at 9:00 am, and arrive at Millennium Park at approximately 10 am. The bus will return to pick you up from Millennium Park at 4:00 pm and will get you back to your hotel at approximately 5:30 pm.

From Millennium Park you can explore Chicago on your own and walk to places like:

  • Navy Pier
  • Shedd Aquarium*
  • Grant Park
  • Magnificent Mile
  • Chicago Art Museum*
  • Chicago Architecture Boat Tour*

(*Check websites for admission fees and things to do)
Meals are not provided but there are plenty of places to eat in Chicago.


The Local Summit Committee will offer a shuttle for designated times.

Shuttle Cost: $10 per airport trip during designated times.

WEDNESDAY – The shuttle from Midway/O’Hare to the GEMS Hotel Blocks will run 6-8 PM CT.
THURSDAY- The shuttle from Midway/O’Hare to GEMS Hotel Blocks will run 1-4 PM CT.
SATURDAY – The shuttle to Midway/O’Hare will run from 1 – 4 PM CT.

The shuttle will also include rides between the hotel and church on Thursday PM, Friday AM, Friday PM, and Saturday AM.

Other travel options.

If the shuttle times do not coordinate with your flights you can use the GEMS Summit Facebook group to coordinate a ride with other GEMS Leaders.

Hotel Options and Discounts

Building Community
Building community is just one of the benefits of attending the Sisterhood Summit in person. That can happen in a variety of ways as you travel together. You discover that your travel partner is directionally challenged. You enjoy late-night giggles that you’ve not experienced in a long time. Your conversations that happen in the hotel or at the event are a blessing.

Take this opportunity to choose the location where you will build an intentional community with your travel partners. Find some roommates and grab a hotel room with our great deals below or if you need something bigger, find an AirBnb and get all your leaders to stay in one place.

And, if you need roommates, check out the Sisterhood Summit Facebook Page and search for others who are looking for a roommate.

Hyatt Place Munster - Munster, IN

9420 Calumet Ave
Munster, IN 46321

Reservations for this hotel will be taken starting March 1.

$159 per night plus taxes, standard room with 2 double beds

Free breakfast bar
Lounge in lobby with menu.
Pet friendly
Pool/fitness room
Rooms are available at that rate until June 20, 2024

Hampton Inn - Munster, IN

8936 Calumet Avenue
Munster, IN 46321
$160 per night plus taxes, room with 2 queen beds

To call direct: 219-836-5555 or
Hilton Reservations line: 1-800-445-8667, ask for the “GEMS” special rate.
Free hot breakfast
Indoor pool/Fitness center
Pet friendly
Rooms held until June 18, 2024
Guests must cancel within 48 hours to avoid a fee.