Hotel Information

Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh (Headquarter Hotel)
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222
Phone: +1-(412) 281-3700

The SIAM ROOM BLOCK at the Westin Hotel is FULL!  Please refer to the Omni William Penn Hotel  where SIAM is holding an additional block of rooms.

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, June 14, 2010

Location

In the center of the business and cultural district, guests at The Westin Convention Center have easy access to a variety of local attractions. Complimentary transportation is available from the hotel Monday through Friday to the center of the business district, as well as the Heinz History Center, Andy Warhol Museum, PNC Park and Mellon Arena. Connected by a skywalk to the new David L. Lawrence Convention Center, The Westin Convention Center is ideally situated for the business traveler. They also house Pittsburgh’s premier seafood restaurant, The Original Fish Market.

Did you know?

Your support in staying at the Westin Convention Center Hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference.  SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is then charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Westin Convention Center Hotel. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that.  If there are rooms available after the cutoff date, they will be available at the best rate offered at that time.

Reservation Deadline – Monday, June 14, 2010 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double       $175.00 per night plus 14% tax
Student rate         $131.25 per night plus 14% tax Student rooms are SOLD OUT
(Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!)

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM immediately (meetings@siam.org).  By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel. If hotel reservations are requested by facsimile and written confirmation is not received within two weeks of sending the facsimile, please contact the hotel immediately to verify that the reservation request was received and processed. Be sure to get a confirmation number.

When making reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the 2010 SIAM Annual Meeting. In order to get the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at  +1-412-227-4500 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Westin Convention Center Hotel.  You may also make your reservation by phone by calling +1-800-937-8461 (USA and Canada) or +1-(412) 281-3700. Do not make your reservation online through the hotel web site, as this will not allow you to retain the SIAM group rate.

Remember to get your confirmation number!

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 11, 2010  This is an excellent networking opportunity!

Deposit

The Westin Convention Center Hotel requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.

Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 24 hours prior to your arrival date in order to avoid a cancellation fee.  You can contact the hotel at +1-800-937-8461 (USA and Canada) or +1-(412) 281-3700.  Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Parking

Posted rates apply.

Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center, sauna, and exercise room in the Westin Convention Center Hotel.

Hotel Room Reservation Form

The hotel room reservation form is available here.

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available here.

 

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