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Hotel & Travel

Conference Hotel

LOEX 2016 conference will be held in Pittsburgh, PA at the Westin hotel, located next to the Convention Center. LOEX's reserved block of hotel rooms has sold out. If you need treserve a room at their regular rates.

Overflow: Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh-Downtown: just 0.3 miles from LOEX 2016. Our overflow block of room has also sold out at this hotel.

Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Phone: (412) 281-3700

Complementary Services:
• Wireless guestroom internet for LOEX attendees.
• Nursing room with a mini-fridge for new mothers attending LOEX. If you are a new mother, please email Ethan Pullman to be added to approved access and for more details.

Map of Downtown and Surrounding Area & Pittsburgh's 7-day Weather Forecast



The Westin is 17 miles (~25 minutes) from the Pittsburgh International Airport. There is an airport shuttle bus that provides convenient transportation between our Pittsburgh hotel and Pittsburgh International Airport. The shuttle runs 24 hours a day and advance reservations are required. Please call 1-800-258-3826, or visit www.supershuttle.com to make your reservation. Cost is $24 one way and $46 round trip.

Parking & Shuttle Service

Westin Convention Center offers an on-site hotel valet and self-service parking for $26 and $22 per night respectively. There is also off-site parking one block away (11th & Penn) for $13 per day and five blocks away (15th & Smallman) for $6 per day. Prices are subject to change. Our complimentary Westin hotel shuttle operates within a one mile radius of our Pittsburgh hotel Monday through Friday from 7 AM to 11 PM. Contact the front desk for more details.

Local Transportation:

Downtown Pittsburgh is a compact 50-acre area bordered by Grant Street to the east, Penn Avenue to the north and the Boulevard of the Allies to the south. You're never more than a few blocks to your destination, and downtown is easy to walk. Outside of downtown, public transportation links the outlying city neighborhoods and suburbs.

Buses are free in downtown Pittsburgh. Taxis are available outside of any of downtown hotels. For more information, see Visit Pittsburgh's transportation section.

Things to Do

The LOEX 2016 planning committee prepared this selective list of things to do in Pittsburgh's downtown and nearby areas. Also, feel free to stop by the registration desk during the conference to ask for help and suggestions. For information on entertainment, culture, food, drink, and more, see visit Pittsburgh.