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November 16, 2024



The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown is situated on Wacker Drive along the Chicago River, offering stunning views of both the river and the city skyline. The hotel's location provides easy access to many of Chicago's attractions, including the Magnificent Mile, Millennium Park, Navy Pier, and the Theater District. With its central location, the Royal Sonesta Downtown Chicago offers guests the perfect blend of convenience and picturesque surroundings for a truly unforgettable experience in the heart of the Windy City.


Start the weekend by joining fellow Hoos Friday night in Chicago at the Official University of Virginia Welcome Reception. Included in the hotel package.

Saturday we'll get ready for the big game at the Official University of Virginia Pre-game at Notre Dame University. Admission is included for both the hotel and game day  package.


Hop on the HOOS FOOTBALL EXPRESS from Chicago's Millennium Station to South Bend. Our private chartered game day train will feature food and an open bar in both directions. 

Travel time is approximately 2 1/2 hours.

Once in South Bend, you'll board private motorocoaches to transfer you to the stadium.

Game time: Saturday, Nov 16 at 3:30 pm Eastern

A reserved seat Game Ticket is included in the package.


You may deduct the ticket from your package for $90.

November 15 - 17, 2024


  • 2 Nights HOTEL Accommodations at the Royal Sonesta

  • Official University of Virginia Friday Night WELCOME EVENT 

  • Roundtrip chartered GAME DAY TRAIN - "HOOS FOOTBALL EXPRESS" between Chicago and South Bend

  • FOOD and OPEN BAR aboard the train 

  • Roundtrip MOTORCOACH TRANSFERS between the South Bend train station and Notre Dame Stadium 

  • Official University of Virginia PRE-GAME EVENT 

  • Reserved seat GAME TICKET in the UVA section


  • EVENT CREDENTIAL with Lanyard

  • On-site TRAVEL DIRECTORS provided by Collegiate Athletic Travel


  • TAXES on all included items

Single Occupancy


One adult per room

Double Occupancy


Two adults per room; prices are per person

Triple Occupancy


Three adults per room; prices are per person

Quad Occupancy


Four adults per room; prices are per person



Child under 12; sharing a room with at least one adult.


  • Deposit of $250 per person due upon booking

  • Final Payment due August 31, 2024 



  • All cancellations must be received in writing

  • Cancellations made prior to August 31, 2024 will result in loss of deposit. All reservations are fully non-refundable after August 31st.

  • No refunds will be issued for unused package inclusions

  • See additional terms and conditions


Items NOT Included:

  • Transportation to/from Chicago

  • Transportation to/from airport/hotel

  • Transportation to/from hotel/Millennium Station

  • Hotel Parking

  • Meals, unless otherwise specified

  • Items of a personal nature

  • Travel Insurance


The Royal Sonesta Chicago Downtown


Nestled in the heart of the bustling downtown area, this hotel puts you at the crossroads of business and leisure destinations in Chicago. Stay minutes from the spectacular Millennium Park, the iconic Magnificent Mile, and the thriving Loop district.

Satisfy your cravings at the convenient Market Place in the lobby. Grab a quick snack on the go. Discover a curated selection of locally-sourced beer, wine, prosecco, and cocktails, like a Chicago Mule and Bees Knees in partnership with Chicago Distilling Company. Try the local collection of Concierge Cocktails in partnership with Bespoke Beverages, such as a Black Cherry & Honey Old Fashioned or a Strawberry Rose Gin & Tonic. 


Enjoy city views from your spacious 450 square-foot guestroom, featuring a king bed or  two queen beds with plush bedding, armchair, table and chair. Room includes complimentary Wi-Fi, mini-fridge, flat-screen television, a laptop-size safe, and coffee maker.

Experience the finest of Chicago dining at Hoyt's American Tavern with panoramic views of the iconic Chicago River. Indulge in modern tavern fare, crafted cocktails, local brews, and seasonal dishes in an inviting indoor and outdoor atmosphere. Relax and be treated to exceptional service that perfectly captures the essence of a Chicago Downtown dining experience.

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