Hyatt Regency O'Hare
The Hyatt Regency O'Hare (or HRO) is a large conference hotel in Rosemont, Illinois, near Chicago. It is adjacent to the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center.
It has hosted four NAQT HSNCTs (2009, 2010, 2014, 2015), six MSNCTs (2011–2013, 2018, 2019, 2022), ten ICTs (2010–2014, 2016–2019, 2022), five SSNCTs (2016–2019, 2022), three IPNCTs (2018, 2019, 2022), one CCCT (2018), two PACE NSCs (2016, 2017), and several other quizbowl and quizbowl-adjacent events. It was thus the site of many famous in-game incidents in quizbowl history.
The hotel is also known for being an easy four-star hotel to get for a low price on Priceline during the off-season, and thus a frequent lodging place for visitors to other tournaments in the Chicago area, as well as for hosting a cavalcade of amusing non-quizbowl conferences at the same time as NAQT's championship tournaments, including but not limited to two fetish conventions, an e-cigarette expo, multiple interesting weddings, and many proms (one of which, contemporaneous with the 2017 SSNCT, unexpectedly featured The Chainsmokers).
Shuttlegoers should not confuse the HRO (which is in Rosemont) with the "Hyatt Rosemont", a much smaller hotel about a mile away. There is also a third Hyatt property (a Hyatt Place) in Rosemont.