With over 720 bridges within the city limits crossing two rivers, Pittsburgh is one of the largest inland ports in the US. Its diverse blend of ethnic communities offers the best in dining, entertainment and shopping. "'Burghers" love sports, working hard and playing hard in the "Most Livable City."
Situated on nearly eight acres adjacent to The Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is a 1.5 million square-foot, natural light-filled facility featuring the most advanced technology and offering the highest standards for comfort and service. Four floors house 53 meeting rooms and a 31,610 square-foot ballroom as well as providing 313,400 square feet of exhibit space. The convention center is the first and largest certified “green” convention center in the world and is the only venue to be Platinum LEED–certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Pittsburgh boasts three professional sports teams—the Steelers, Penguins, and Pirates. Heinz Field, home to the Steelers as well as the University of Pittsburgh's football team; PNC Park baseball stadium, the Pirates' home base; and the PPG Paints Arena, the Penguins' home, are comfortable modern facilities—all within walking distance of the hotel.
Bountiful shopping possibilities are nearby. Five minutes on foot will take you to downtown's premium department stores, including Brooks Brothers and many boutique and specialty shops. For distinctive local flavor, Pittsburgh's historic Strip District, named for its narrow confines between the Allegheny River and Grant's Hill, is just one mile from the hotel. Great cultural offerings found here include the Pittsburgh Opera, the famous Saturday Farmers Market, plus intriguing ethnic and specialty shopping and tempting local cuisine.