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The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
Omni William Penn Hotel

The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Welcome to Steel City!
Directly connected to the Pittsburgh Convention Center, the Westin hotel is only steps away from countless Pittsburgh attractions.
Whether you enjoy sports, getting immersed in culture or looking to unwind and dine at many restaurants in our city, our Pittsburgh hotel puts you in the middle of it all.
Every room at The Westin Convention Center is spacious and features a downtown city view. In addition to the Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®, all of the rooms also include complimentary high-speed Internet access, Starbucks® brand coffee and are 100% smoke-free.
Take advantage of the state-of-art fitness studio, open 24 hours a day, and enjoy access to the indoor heated swimming pool and sauna. Westin has teamed up with New Balance to help guests stay healthy and fit while traveling. The hotel is pleased to be able to provide New Balance athletic shoes and apparel during your stay for a fee.
The Westin Pittsburgh is committed to protecting the environment and we encourage you do to the same. Receive a special gift for opting to Make a Green Choice.

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219

For nearly a century, the Omni William Penn Hotel has hosted movie stars, politicians, business leaders and other luminaries alongside a legion of business and leisure travelers. All have experienced luxurious accommodations, outstanding service and access to downtown Pittsburgh.
The sleeping rooms at the Omni William Penn Hotel are each unique in their size and layout, with one king, one queen or two double beds.

Experience the metropolitan feel and stunning architecture of Pittsburgh with a variety of attractions for leisure and business travelers alike. Let Omni William Penn Hotel make your trip extra special.

Omni William Penn History - Designed by renowned architects Benno Janssen, and Franklin Abbott, the hotel was the last building venture of Henry Clay Frick, one of Pittsburgh’s wealthiest industrialists, and completed at a cost of $6 million. Frick envisioned the William Penn as Pittsburgh’s showplace, designed to rival the great hotels of Europe in Old World style and enhanced with the sophisticated technology offered by the 20th century.

The initial phase of the hotel included 1,000 guest rooms, and an elegant two-tier Grand Ballroom located on the 17th floor. In 1928, construction of the Grant Street Annex addition commenced. Completed in 1929, it added an additional 600 guest rooms as well as the crowning jewel, the Urban Room, designed by Joseph Urban, a set designer for the Ziegfeld Follies. With this addition, the William Penn became the largest hotel between Pittsburgh and Chicago, and a major convention facility for Pittsburgh.




Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounted airfares for the Applied Ergonomics Conference attendees!
To take advantage of these discounts, follow these simple steps:

  • Click here for reservations and ticketing.
  • book online, select Book a Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code NMPB9 in the box provided on the Search Flights page.
  • Reservations may also be made by calling Delta meeting reservations* at (800) 328-1111, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT.

*Please note that there is a direct ticketing fee for booking through the reservation number above.

Crossing U.S. Borders 

U.S. Citizens - Air Travel
All U.S. citizens including children must present a passport or other approved travel document when entering the United States by air. U.S. citizens can present a passport, NEXUS card at airports with NEXUS kiosks, U.S. military ID with travel orders, or a U.S. Merchant Mariner Document when on official business.

U.S. Citizens - Land/Sea Travel
U.S. citizens entering the United States at sea or land ports of entry are required to have documents that comply with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), most commonly a U.S. passport, a passport card, a trusted traveler card such as NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST, or an enhanced driver's license. See the complete list of WHTI-compliant documents.

Citizens of Other Countries - Air Travel
All international visitors regardless of country of origin must present a passport or secure document when entering the United States by air.

Citizens of Other Countries - Land/Sea Travel
All international visitors will need to present a single document that complies with the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI). See for more information.

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