About Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, host of PCMA’s 2019 Convening Leaders, is a city in western Pennsylvania at the junction of 3 rivers. Its Gilded Age sites, including the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, speak to its history as an early-20th-century industrial capital. In the North Shore neighborhood are the modern Andy Warhol Museum, Heinz Field football stadium and PNC Park baseball stadium.


  • How much is the total cumulative hotel tax? 14%
  • How much is the F&B tax? 7%
  • How much is the average F&B gratuity? 22%


  • How many miles from the airport to downtown? 17
  • Is there public transportation, such as a bus or subway available?
    28X Airport Flyer $2.75 – Port Authority Bus is available from the airport to downtown every 30 minutes.
  • How much does the public transportation cost? $2.75
  • What is the shuttle bus fare from the airport to downtown?
    SuperShuttle cost is $24 one way and $46 roundtrip
  • What is the taxi fare from airport to downtown? Approximately $35
  • How many daily flights out of airport? Almost 200
  • Is the airport a hub for any carrier? No
  • What are the major carriers serving airport?
    Air Canada, Allegiant, American, Condor, Delta, Frontier, JetBlue, OneJet, Southwest, Southern Airways Express, Spirit, United, and WOW


  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak night? 4,000+
  • How many committable hotel rooms downtown on peak within walking distance to convention center? 4,000+
  • How many headquarter hotel properties? The Westin Convention Center
  • How many rooms available on peak night at the largest headquarter property? 400 – 500

Convention Center

  • How many total gross square feet of exhibit space at Convention Center? 313,000
  • How much of this exhibit space is contiguous? 236,000
  • How many total gross square feet of meeting space is available at the Convention center? 109,562
  • How many meeting rooms does the convention center have? 53
  • How big is the largest meeting room? 31,610
  • How many ballrooms does the convention center have1
  • How big is the largest ballroom? 31,610
  • When was the last renovation or expansion? Built and opened in 2003
  • When is a future renovation/expansion scheduled? N/A
  • Is there free Wi-Fi at the convention center? Yes, in public areas
  • Is there an exclusive in-house Electrical provider? Yes
  • Is there an exclusive in-house AV provider? No
  • Is there an exclusive in-house decorator? No
  • Is there an exclusive in house caterer? Yes, Levy Restaurants
  • Is the convention center a union property? Yes
  • If union property, can you provide estimated pricing list?
    Price lists are available at the Convention Center

Off Site Venues

  • How many off site venues within walking distance can host up to 2,000 people?
    Senator John Heinz Pittsburgh Regional History Center/Western PA Sports Museum, Benedum Center, Heinz Hall & Consol Energy Center, PPG Paints Arena, Heinz Field, PNC Park
  • How many off site venues within a ten-minute bus transfer can host up to 2,000 people?
    Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall, Petersen Event Center, Stage AE, Duquesne Univ – A.J. Palumbo Center, Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Kennywood Park
  • How many restaurants are within walking distance of the convention center? 300
  • Can you list local attractions and their whereabouts?
    • Senator John Heinz History Center/Sports Museum — Strip District Downtown
    • Carnegie Science Center/UPMC SportsWorks North Shore Downtown Rivers Casino — North Shore Downtown
    • Gateway Clipper Fleet — Station Square Downtown
    • August Wilson Center for African — Downtown