Flavors and Fragrances has been postponed. For more information click here


Flavors and Fragrances 2020 is returning to University Club in Chicago!

University Club of Chicago | 76 East Monroe Street | Chicago, IL 60603


Book by May 29, 2020 to secure a special rate!

Smithers reserves a special booking link and secured rate with the hotel to make your booking easy. This link expires May 29, 2020, so take advantage of this special rate now!

Book before the special rate expires:   May 29, 2020
Room rate:   $209 USD - $309 USD   +  Taxes and Fees

Click the link below. Once re-directed, click  “Groups”  at the top of the web page, and enter the group code:   7170.  Once you select your arrival and departure dates the screen will refresh with rates and availability.

Book Online Here

If you want to arrive on an earlier date, or stay additional nights, please call the hotel directly.  Phone the Club at (312) 726 -2840, ask for Guest Room Reservations and mention you are coming in for the Smithers Flavors & Fragrances conference.

The hotel website:   https://www.ucco.com/ 

Contact Senior Event Manager Brienne Alves with any questions about the venue or booking your room.

About the Venue

An enduring tradition of excellence.

In 1887, a small group of university graduated formed The University Club of Chicago to foster an appreciation of literature and the arts and to create an environment where they and their guests could draw upon sustaining values of a common educational experience.


Dress Code

Business casual attire or better is required throughout the Clubhouse Monday through Friday. Smart Casual attire is permitted every Saturday and Sunday throughout the Clubhouse.

A jacket and tie are required in Cathedral Hall for a la carte dining. Smart casual, which does include denim, is permitted in the following areas:

  • During check-in, check-out and traveling the Lobby to and from the guest rooms.
  • All private dining rooms
  • 7th floor Living Room and Bean Counter
  • 8th floor The Parliament dining room

Notice to Delegates and Exhibitors – Beware if Room Poachers

It has come to our attention that unauthorized third-party accommodation service providers will contact conference delegates and tell them they have to reserve their hotel room through their housing company. This is a scam. Please note that you will NEVER receive a phone call directly from Smithers or the hotel vendors asking you to book a room. In order to make a legitimate hotel room reservation with the conference hotel, please click on the link above and book with the special rate, book via the hotel website, or contact the hotel directly.