Hotel Access Policy

Beginning with IML 41 all those entering the hotel will need to be a registered guest or have a weekend or other type of access pass.  This change has been implemented in our host hotel to ensure our IML guests have not only a fun event but also a safe event.

For those staying at our host hotel, The Congress Plaza, a wristband will be provided at the time of check-in for free hotel access. This wristband will allow access to the hotel but does not include access to events being held at the hotel. 

A Weekend Access pass can be purchased onsite during the event or in advance as part of your IML event package purchase on Box Office Tickets.  This pass includes full hotel access including the Leather Market the entire weekend.   The Weekend Access pass is included with our Premier Access Package.

A Weekend Access pass may be added to our other ticket packages starting March 1st for $35.00 or will be available during IML for $40.00.

Both the hotel guest access pass and the purchased weekend access pass will allow you fast access through the North and South hotel entrances from 8am to 9pm daily and at all times through the main Michigan Avenue entrance.

Single day and evening passes will be available on-site during the event.  These are available for sale each day and are valid for that day and time period. 

  • Day passes for single day access will be available to purchase onsite. Day passes will allow access to the hotel and Leather Market up to 7pm daily.    IML ticketed events are not included.
  • Night passes for single evening access will be available onsite only for $10.00. Night passes will allow access to the hotel from 7pm to 3am.  IML ticketed events are not included.