Hotel Block


Our host hotel for MIR27 will be The DoubleTree by Hilton in Skokie, Illinois!
Learn more about the hotel below.

A word about the hotel block:
~The MIR hotel block will be the lowest available rate for the host hotel.
~Be sure to book your room(s) via this link or the phone information shown below.
~Please do not book rooms via the general hotel, Hilton, or DoubleTree sites. 

We're please to see such enthusiasm for our new venue and an all encompassing MIR27 hotel based experience.  The second block of rooms for MIR27 is now sold out.  We ask for your continued patience as we assess how many rooms we can guarantee for our weekend, and respond accordingly.  Please know that this phased release of hotel rooms ensures the financial stability of the organization, as MIR Contest will be responsible for any room nights set-aside and not reserved by our attendees. As this is our first year as a hotel based event, and not having established a room block at a hotel in many years, we are navigating new terrain, while trying to mitigate risks to the future success of the organization.  After this initial year we will have a much better idea of how many rooms we can expect to reserve and make them available from the start. We thank you for your understanding as we work through this new process for our organization.

About the DoubleTree by Hilton, the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, and the Village of Skokie.

The DoubleTree by Hilton Chicago – North Shore Conference Center is located adjacent to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts and offers newly designed and renovated rooms complete with wireless internet access in every room. With 369 rooms the DoubleTree Hotel offers all of the amenities you expect of a fine hotel.  Westfield Old Orchard Mall and Skokie Hospital are across the street. This IACC-certified Conference Center features the rooftop Monaco Ballroom with panoramic views of the Chicago skyline. 

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts is a 69,000 square foot venue situated on two acres, containing two state-of-the-art ADA compliant and handicapped accessible performing arts theater spaces, ample backstage artist amenities, and a 6,000 square foot atrium-style grand lobby ideal for parties and receptions. There are 1,500 free parking spaces including adjacent parking garage and hotel lot. The Center Theatre contains 867 total seats, 527 on the main floor, 300 in the balcony and forty seats in side boxes. The Center Theatre is regarded as a warm intimate space with perfect acoustics for any-sized performance. The furthest seat is only 80 feet away from the stage.

The Village of Skokie, Illinois, located 16 miles northwest of downtown Chicago and 12 miles east of O'Hare International Airport will be the location of the 27th Mr. International Rubber Contest Weekend. Accessibility to transportation is a key advantage in Skokie, with the Edens Expressway (Interstate 94) spanning the community's western edge, seven Chicago Transit Authority and ten Pace suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift rail line combine to offer numerous options for private and public transportation.