The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 281-3700 | westinpittsburgh.com
We are pleased to announce that the Kennedy Center’s 2016 LEAD® and 2016 VSA Intersections: Arts and Special Education Conferences will take place at the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh Hotel in Pittsburgh, PA. The hotel is located in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District and is walking distance to several theaters, shops, restaurants, and art galleries.
All full conference sessions (Wednesday, August 3 to Friday, August 5) will take place at the Pittsburgh Westin. Please see the conference agenda for details.
The LEAD Conference block of sleeping rooms at the Pittsburgh Westin is now sold out. You may continue to book through the main Pittsburgh Westin website (subject to availability).
SECOND HOTEL BLOCK:
The Hampton Inn & Suites
1247 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Regular Single and Double Rooms are $179/night. Amenities include:
- Complimentary Internet access in guest rooms
- Fitness Studio and Indoor Pool
- Free Parking
- Accessible rooms are available (if you are booking online, please request an accessible room under the "Add special requests" section on step 3 of 5 of the booking process)
The Hampton Inn is keeping reservations open until they become sold out. We encourage you to book as soon as possible.
Click here to reserve your room for the 2016 LEAD® Conference at The Hampton Inn & Suites.
Below is a list of other hotels within walking distance to the Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh Hotel. Please contact the hotels directly for information about rats and availability.
- Courtyard Downtown Pittsburgh (400 feet)
- Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh (0.3 miles)
- Embassy Suites Downtown Pittsburgh (0.3 miles)
- Omni William Penn Hotel (0.4 miles)
- DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown (0.4 miles)
- Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel (0.5 miles)
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT), located 19 miles from downtown Pittsburgh, is the closest airport to the hotel/conference venue. The Westin hotel is accessible by taxi, rental car or commercial shuttle service.
- SHUTTLE SERVICE: Super Shuttle is available from the airport to the hotel for $24 one way and $46 round trip. It runs 24 hours a day and takes roughly 25 minutes door to door. You can reserve a space online at supershuttle.com or over the phone at (800) BLUE-VAN, or simply make your plans at the airport at one of the kiosks in the baggage claim area.
- 28X AIRPORT FLYER (PUBLIC BUS SERVICE): One-way fare to or from the airport is $3.75. Exact change is required when paying your fare. All vehicles on the 28X line are wheelchair accessible. Departs approximately every 30 minutes outside of Door 6, Baggage Claim. Closest stop to the hotel is the Liberty Avenue/7th Street stop. The Westin is a 5 block (0.4 mile) walk east on Liberty Avenue. For more information visit: portauthority.org/paac/SchedulesMaps/AirportService.aspx
- ACCESS shared-ride paratransit service: flypittsburgh.com/access_ada_paratransit
The Pittsburgh Amtrak Station (PGH) is located 1 block from the Westin. Amtrak as two train routes that pass through this station:
- Capitol Limited runs between Washington, DC and Chicago, IL with stops in Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. Click here for more information: amtrak.com/capitol-limited-train.
- Pennsylvanian runs between New York, NY and Pittsburgh, PA with stops in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Click here for more information: amtrak.com/pennsylvanian-train.
GETTING AROUND PITTSBURGH
Visit Pittsburgh has a comprehensive list of accessible taxi cabs and other local transportation options: visitpittsburgh.com/plan-your-trip/accessibility-guide.
Vetaxi offers the MV1 a Universal Designed Accessible Transportation Vehicle that can take you to and from the airport and all around town! Veteran driven, VETaxi has an APP to down load on Google Play and itunes. Go to VETaxi and watch where your taxi is as it picks you up.
Yellow Cab Company
Pittsburgh's largest taxi company, Yellow Cab operates over 300 taxicabs throughout Pittsburgh and the surrounding communities. Service is available 24/7.
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