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Omni William Penn


Omni William Penn

The Omni William Penn is the official conference hotel for the 26th International Sculpture Conference with some exciting benefits to make for a fantastic stay! The Omni William Penn is a historical hotel located in the heart of the Downtown Business District. This hotel has 24 hour room service, and in-hotel dining and breakfast options including:
  • Brueggers, a bagel and sandwich shop located in the main lobby
  • The Speakeasy, a 1920s themed cocktail lounge offering Prohibition style cocktails located under the lobby of the hotel in true speakeasy fashion
  • Starbucks, located in the main lobby
  • The Tap Room, a bar where you can watch the game with pub fare and cold drinks, including local beers on draught
  • The Terrace Room, the historic hotel dining room which offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner options and serves up afternoon tea Monday-Saturday
ISC Guests at the Omni will receive a $25 food and beverage credit per day per room.
Attendees utilizing the hotel restaurants or room service can charge in-hotel food or beverage expenses up to $25 per day to their guestroom and will receive a credit upon checkout. This could include a hot breakfast buffet ($22) to start your day off right or a night cap with conference attendees in the Speakeasy. Does not include Brueggers or Starbucks. This offer does not roll over into the next day- use it or lose it!

Like free hot coffee and refreshing juice waiting for you when you wake up?

If you are staying at the Omni, take advantage of their Omni Select Guest program. This program is free to sign up and has really great benefits. If you are staying two nights or more, you'll get morning beverage delivery, shoe shine, two pressings, and more. To get your free perks make sure you sign up to become a Select Guest here before you book.

Other guest amenities include:
  • A 24-hour complimentary fitness center
  • ATM
  • Business center
  • 24-hour front desk service
  • Gift shop
  • Hair salon
  • Jewelry shop
  • Shoe shine service
  • Valet and self-parking
  • Wheelchair access
  • WiFi Internet service
  • And more.
Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: (412) 281-7100
Concierge: (412) 553-5083

Deluxe Single/Double Guestroom - $175/night
Deluxe Triple - $185/night
Deluxe Quad - $195/night

Don't forget to book your stay for optional trips! Pre- and post-conference tours, activities, and hands-on workshops will be held on Friday, October 14th and Wednesday, October 19th. Additional fees apply. More information coming soon.

  • Self-parking is offered in the Mellon Square parking garage located across from the hotel ($19/night Monday through Friday; $5/night on Saturday and Sunday). There are no in/out privileges for this lot.
  • Valet parking is available to overnight guests ($34 per night) and includes in/out privileges.

Travel Discounts

Hertz car rentalHertz

Advance reservations are recommended, as cars are subject to availability. Rates are based on roundtrip rentals and are guaranteed from one week prior through one week after the meeting dates. Rates available from all Pittsburgh, PA locations for rental start dates October 8-25, 2016. At checkout, enter the Convention Number (CV) under “Discount Code” to receive the special ISC discount.

Agnes R. Katz Plaza, 1999, By Louise Bourgeios. Photo courtesy of Visit Pittsburgh.

Traveling in Pittsburgh

Port Authority

Port Authority of Allegheny County is the public transit agency for the greater Pittsburgh area, providing bus, light rail, incline and paratransit service to about 230,000 riders daily.

For bus service, pay as you enter when you're going toward Downtown and pay when you exit when traveling away from Downtown. This policy is in effect at all times on the light rail system, known as the "T" and until 7PM daily on buses. After 7PM, bus riders must pay upon boarding.

A transfer costs $1 and is good for three hours for a one-zone ride within city limits. Request a transfer from the operator before paying your fare. Exact change is required when paying your fare as bus drivers do not carry change.

Bus service between 4AM and 7PM is FREE within the Downtown area known as the Golden Triangle. The Free Fare Zone includes stops within the Allegheny and Monongahela rivers to Ross Street, Penn Station and Liberty Avenue at the railroad overpass and 11th Street. Travel within Downtown and the North Shore is also free 24/7 on the "T," Pittsburgh's light rail system.

From the Airport:

By Taxi
A one-way fare between Pittsburgh International Airport and Downtown is about $40. Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the landside terminal, lower level, exit through the "commercial" doors and head toward the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs are waiting.

Yellow Cab (412) 321-8100

By Shuttle:

One-way fare between the airport and Downtown is about $27. Reservations can be made online at or call 800-258-3826. After claiming luggage, proceed to the SuperShuttle customer service counter located on the baggage claim level by the rental car area near Door 4.

By Bus:
Port Authority Transit 28X Airport Flyer | Map

A cheap way to get Downtown from the airport is the 28X Bus. A one-way fare to or from the airport is $3.75. Remember to bring exact change as vehicle operators do not carry change. Fares must be paid upon boarding.

When traveling toward the airport, stops in Oakland and Downtown as well as along West Carson Street and the West Busway are for boarding only. When traveling toward Pittsburgh, stops along West Carson Street and in Downtown and Oakland are discharge only.

You can make transfers between the 28X and most other Port Authority bus or T routes in Downtown Pittsburgh. A transfer costs $1.00 and is good for three hours for a one-zone ride in any direction. You must request a transfer from the operator before paying your fare.

All major hotels in the Downtown area have taxis waiting outside their front doors. In other areas of the city, look for "taxi stands." You can also call for a cab by dialing 412-321-8100 for Yellow Cab taxi services, or 412-322-5080 for Classy Cab taxi services.

You can also hail black-and-white taxis, dubbed "Pittsburgh City Cab," for trips to select city neighborhoods. The fair is $2.25 initially and $1.75 per mile. These short-run cabs will take patrons from Downtown to Mt. Washington, North Side, Oakland, South Side, the Strip District, Uptown and the West End. In addition to hailing the cabs, you may summon one by calling 412-323-2489.

For a full listing of Cab Services, including accessible and regional services, access a full list on the Visit Pittsburgh website.

We have partnered with Uber this year to ensure you get around in style! If you haven't heard of Uber yet, it’s a mobile app that powers an on-demand car service. With a few taps of a button, you can request a ride with a driver who will arrive curbside in minutes. What this means is convenient, reliable, and quality transportation in Pittsburgh is now available at your fingertips. Plus they just dropped uberX fares by 20%, making it 35% cheaper than a taxi. From North Side to Mount Washington and everywhere in between, uberX is the most affordable ride on the road.

Promo Code: SculpturePA
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  2. Download the Uber app in your smart phone
  3. Sign in using email address and password created

UberOnce you you've downloaded the Uber app and set up your account, you can request a ride with two quick taps:
  1. Let the Uber app find your location via GPS or type in your address or venue manually
  2. Select "Set Pickup Location"
  3. Choose your desired car type using the slider at the bottom of the screen
  4. On the next screen, tap "Request" and we'll find you the nearest available driver

If you’d like tips on how to use Uber, check out this tutorial:



This This Getting Around Downtown PDF is a great on-the-go resource for navigating Downtown Pittsburgh by bike, car, public transportation, or on foot.

To plan your trip, you can check out this interactive map which allows you to find Pittsburgh attractions and must-sees by selecting categories of interest and location.

To learn more tips about traveling to Pittsburgh, visit

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    Pittsburgh Glass Center  

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Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area        


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