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State of Illinois Hotel Discounts

The State of Illinois has negotiated rates with many hotels throughout Illinois that are lower than the state maximum lodging allowance. Prior to reserving a room at the maximum allowance, employees should review the Preferred Hotel Listing found on the Illinois Department of Central Management (CMS) website.

To secure a room at or below the state rate, make the reservation as far in advance as possible. If the state rate is not available on a hotel's online booking Web site, call the hotel, identify yourself as a University employee and request the state rate.

Please be advised: Some of the hotels listed on the CMS website will not make a reservation at the state allowable lodging rate. They will only honor this rate after the employee presents their University i-Card at check-in, thereby proving their status as a state of Illinois employee.

Last Updated: October 12, 2015

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