Symposium 2010 conference activities will be held at the Omni William Penn Hotel
in downtown Pittsburgh. Housing is now open!
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 281-7100
TSP 2010 Attendee Rate:
$139 plus sales and occupancy tax (currently 14%)
TSP 2010 Government Rate: SOLD OUT
Government officials who wish to locate a government hotel rate in Pittsburgh should visit http://www.fedroomssearch.com to see what is available.
Make your reservations for the standard TSP room rate.
We encourage all TSP attendees to book
within the TSP housing block. Doing so helps us minimize the overall costs
associated with producing the Symposium. This has allowed us to keep our registration fees at the same level as last year as well as maintaining the
services included in those fees. We thank you in advance for your understanding
- Airport shuttle and taxi service from the Pittsburgh International Airport are available (additional cost).
- Self parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel (approx. $14/day Mon. – Fri., approx. $5/day Sat. and Sun.)
- Valet parking available to overnight guests (approx. $27 per 24 hours, includes in/out privileges)
- Adjacent to the Pittsburgh Metro System (links all points of downtown Pittsburgh and Station Square)
Things to do in Pittsburgh
- Take your chances at one of Pittsburgh's newest attractions, the Rivers Casino, which offers stunning views of the Ohio River and the Pittsburgh skyline. The facility features 3,000 slot machines, 86 table games, and nine bars and restaurants. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Rivers Casino is located next to Heinz Field (the home field of the six-time world champion Pittsburgh Steelers) on the North Shore. The best part is that the Omni William Penn offers free transportation to the Rivers Casino; see the hotel staff for details.
- Enjoy a Pittsburgh Pirates game at PNC Park, which Forbes ranked third on its list of America's Best Baseball Stadiums. PNC Park is known for its high food quality and some of the most reasonable ticket prices in baseball. Enjoy the early fall air and watch the Pirates take on St. Louis on September 21-23.
- Browse the shops and enjoy the riverfront view at Station Square. The 52 acre property has a lot of historical significance and some of the most unique attractions in the city of Pittsburgh, including the Fountain at Bessemer Court, Just Ducky Tours, Segway in Paradise Tours, Horse & Carriage Rides, and the Landing & Marina at Station Square.
- Station Square is a jumping off point for other attractions. Take a ride on the Duquesne Incline to the top of Mt. Washington. Don't forget your camera so you can capture the picturesque view of downtown Pittsburgh that USA Weekend ranked as the second best view in America! Or, step aboard the Gateway Clipper Fleet and see the city from the three rivers. You can choose to embark on a sightseeing cruise, music and dance cruise, or a themed dinner cruise. There's something for everyone on one of the five historic ships in the fleet.
- Get a taste of Pittsburgh's history at the Senator John Heinz History Center. The History Center brings the past of Pittsburgh and Southwestern PA to life through fascinating exhibits focused on life in the Steel City and its environs. Don't forget to leave time for the Western Pa. Sports Museum too!
- Visit a botanical oasis in the heart of Pittsburgh at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens. Housed in what is considered to be one of the largest and finest Victorian glasshouses in the country, the glass display rooms at the Phipps feature tropical, desert, regional, flowering, and fruit displays.
- The Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History combine two world-renowned museums in one unforgettable visit. Discover dinosaurs, sparkling gems, ancient Egyptian treasures, and African and North American wildlife in the Museum of Natural History. Then, marvel at the Museum of Art's collections of American art, Impressionist paintings, furniture, architecture, and more.
- Spend some time in the Strip District, Pittsburgh's bustling shopping and entertainment section that seems to have something for everyone. Sip some hot, exotic coffee and enjoy a fresh biscotti before taking a stroll into some of the greatest shops and eateries you've ever seen.
Go to www.visitpittsburgh.com for more ideas on how to make the most of your time in Pittsburgh.