Travel & Housing

A large, modern convention center sits on the banks of a river at dusk.
Photo: David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Transportation and Travel

There are many ways to get around Pittsburgh—car, bus, taxi, bike, light rail, or your own two feet! Learn about the ways to get downtown and travel around the city.

Flying? You're going to love Pittsburgh International Airport. PIT, in airport parlance, is a growing world-class facility that serves more than 8 million passengers annually and offers flights to more than 50 nonstop destinations on multiple carriers.

International Attendee Info

Request a letter of invitation and get resources to make your trip from outside the US simpler. Visit the International Attendee Info page.


Housing for GSA Connects 2023 is now open.

GSA has negotiated special hotel rates for GSA Connects 2023 attendees.

Reserve early—the University of Pittsburgh Homecoming is 12-14 Oct. (football game is 14 Oct.)

Housing Block Full

Due to high demand, the housing room block for GSA Connects 2023 is full over the conference dates.

We recommend securing a reservation at one of the alternative local hotels. For further information or questions, please contact Orchid.Events at +1-800-521-7845 (international: +1-801-214-7276) or email us at

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GSA housing block is full


Reservation Options

Make, modify, or cancel hotel reservation

Agents available 7 a.m.–5 p.m. MDT, Monday through Friday, +1-800-521-7845 (U.S. toll-free) or +1-801-214-7276 (International)

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Fax or mail form:

6905 S. 1300 E., #220
Cottonwood Heights, UT 84047
Fax: +1-801-355-0250

Critical Dates

12 Sept.: The last day to cancel rooms without a penalty

20 Sept.: Reservations must be received by this date in order to guarantee rooms at special meeting rates

5 Oct.: All changes, cancellations, and name substitutions must be finalized through OE

After 5 Oct.: You must contact the hotel directly with any changes or for new reservations

Exterior of an urban hotel under clear skies in the afternoon. The Westin Pittsburgh at DLCC
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Headquarters Hotel

The Westin Pittsburgh at DLCC will serve as GSA’s headquarters hotel with the Omni William Penn Hotel as the secondary headquarters hotel. All hotels provide easy access to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Hotels Map – Downtown Pittsburgh

Hotels and Rates

GSA has selected several hotels within close proximity of the Pittsburgh Convention Center (DLCC). Rates are in U.S. dollars and do not include the current applicable tax of 14% per room per, per night.

Hotel map PDF

All costs in USD.

Hotel Single Double Triple Quad Distance to DLCC Self-Parking* Valet*
The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh $245 $245 $260 $275 .2 miles (5-6 min walk) $8 hourly / $28 daily $41
Omni William Penn Hotel $239 $239 $254 $269 .5 miles (9 min walk) $20 per day $38
Embassy Suites by Hilton Pittsburgh Downtown $199 King Rooms $209 Queen Rooms $224 Queen Rooms $239 Queen Rooms .5 miles (9 min walk) -- $38
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh $239 $239 $249 $259 .3 miles (7 min walk) -- $42
Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown $209 $209 $219 $229 .4 miles (7-8 min walk) -- $37

* Parking rates subject to change; additional fees may be charged for oversized vehicles.

Boost Your Stay

To show our appreciation for your support of GSA Connects 2023, we have worked with the Omni William Penn Hotel to provide you with an incentive if you book your hotel reservation at this hotel by 6 Sept.

Reservations booked at the Omni through GSA Housing Bureau/Orchid Events by 6 Sept. will be entered in the “Boost Your Stay” raffle for:

  • 1 – Upgraded room

To enter: Make your reservation through the GSA Housing Bureau/Orchid Events by 6 Sept.

To claim: The winner will be notified by 15 Sept. You must keep your hotel reservation to receive the prize. If you cancel your reservation, the prize will be forfeited and awarded to another attendee.

Protect Yourself from Scams

The official GSA housing bureau is Orchid.Events. To receive the GSA conference group rate at each hotel, reservations must be made through Orchid.Events and not directly with the hotels. GSA and Orchid.Events will not contact attendees directly to solicit new reservations. If you are contacted by a vendor who claims to represent GSA, please notify the GSA Meetings Department at or call +1-303-357-1041. Please do not make hotel arrangements or share any personal information through any means other than a trusted, reliable source.

More Housing and Hotel Information

Special Requests

Please contact Orchid.Events at +1-800-521-7845 or email at if you have special requests and/or if you need to book a hotel suite. Requests are not guaranteed, and hotels will assign specific room types based on availability upon arrival.

Reservation Confirmation Acknowledgments

Orchid.Events will provide reservation acknowledgements via email within 24 hours when you book your reservation online or by phone ~ fax and mail reservation acknowledgements will be sent within 72 hours of receipt. If you do not receive your acknowledgement in this time frame, contact Orchid.Events. You will not receive written confirmation from the hotel.

Deposits, Cancellations, and Changes

All reservations must be guaranteed with a valid credit card equaling the amount of one night’s room & tax for each room reserved. Reservations cancelled on or after 13 September 2023, but prior to 5 October 2023, will be subject to a $25 USD fee for each room cancelled. Cancellations made after 5 October 2023, will be subject to the hotel's cancellation policy. Failure to cancel a reservation 72 hours prior to arrival date will result in a one night’s room & tax non-refundable guest room charge posted to the credit card on file. Through 5 October 2023, please send changes and/or cancellations to Orchid.Events via email at or in writing by fax to +1-801-355-0250. After 5 October 2023, contact hotels directly to make changes and cancellations.

Room Sharing

Use the GSA Roommates & Rides community to share housing, airport shuttles, and/or carpool. You can also use this service to make arrangements to meet up with your colleagues.