Conference Registration and Housing Open in June

BOOKING YOUR CONFERENCE HOTEL ROOM
  • After registering for the Annual Conference, you will have access to secure a hotel reservation.
  • Hotel reservations will be taken on a first come, first-served basis by Registration and housing are scheduled to open in June! Please do NOT contact the hotels directly as you will not receive ICMA’s discounted rate.
  • For best availability and immediate confirmation, make your reservation via Maritz online reservation system or by telephone by calling Maritz at (219) 354-6679; Monday- Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm ET. NOTE: You cannot reserve your room until mid-June when conference registration opens.  You will book your room during the registration process.
  • Reservations must be received by Monday, August 26th to guarantee conference rates. Higher rates may exist after that time.
  • Reservations must be accompanied by a credit card valid through October 2024 to serve as a guarantee.
  • Reservations may be changed (based on availability) until Wednesday, September 6th, via Maritz.
  • Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.
  • Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in based on availability.
  • All rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 14% per night).

 

Advantages to booking your room through ICMA’s official housing provider Maritz

ICMA secures room blocks at hotels to meet a variety of conference attendee tastes and budgets. ICMA’s official housing company, Maritz, is solely authorized to coordinate hotel reservations for the conference.  By booking a hotel room through Maritz, you receive:

  • Discounted room rates,
  • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment,
  • A guaranteed room reservation at an official ICMA conference hotel, and
  • Access to Maritz’s customer service representatives for help with your reservation.

 

When attendees reserve rooms at hotels that are NOT within the official hotel block, ICMA is:

  • Unable to assist when a reservation cannot be located in a hotel’s system,
  • Unable to protect a reservation when a hotel “oversells” its room inventory, and
  • Exposed to penalties for not fulfilling contractual room block commitments. By avoiding such penalties, ICMA is able to keep conference costs down.

 

Important Note:  Maritz is the Official Housing Provider for the ICMA Annual Conference. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company other than Maritz is not approved. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to ICMA or Maritz.

 

QUESTIONS?

For answers to conference housing questions, call Maritz at (219) 354-6679 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or e-mail questions, cancellations, or changes to your reservation to ICMA@maritz.com.  NOTE: This number will be activated in June when conference registration opens.  Prior to registration opening, direct questions to conferenceteam@icma.org.

 

RESERVING via TELEPHONE

After you have registered for the conference, you may reserve a room by calling Maritz at (219) 354-6679; Monday- Friday from 9:00am-5:00pm ET.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

Maritz will send reservation acknowledgements via email within 24 hours if booked online or by telephone. If you do not receive your acknowledgement within 24 hours, please contact Maritz. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel.

 

CANCELLATIONS/CHANGES/REFUNDS

  • Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.
  • Through August 26, 2024, send requests for changes and cancellations in writing to Maritz via e-mail icma@maritz.com.
  • Beginning August 30, 2024, contact hotels directly to make changes and cancellations. Please do not contact the hotels directly until August 30.

 

CONFERENCE HOTELS

  • ICMA’s conference hotel block offers a range of options in terms of proximity, affordability, and style in order to meet a variety of attendee needs and preferences.
  • You MUST be registered for the ICMA Annual Conference before you may reserve a hotel room. Registration will open in June.
  • Many conference hotels are conveniently located either adjacent to or within walking distance from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC). A shuttle service will run during prime conference hours, between the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites, EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Wyndham Pittsburgh Grand, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC).
  • Meetings and/or special events may take place at the Westin Pittsburgh (attached to the DLCC) or another nearby conference hotel. Consult the final conference program for details.
  • All hotels are non-smoking. Guest rooms have free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers, hairdryers, and iron/ironing boards.

 

 

AC HOTEL PITTSBURGH DOWNTOWN

Rate: $195 single/double

2 blocks from DLCC

 

COURTYARD PITTSBURGH DOWNTOWN

Rate: $229 single/double

1 block from DLCC

 

*DOUBLETREE BY HILTON HOTEL AND SUITES

Rate: $194 single/double

4 blocks from DLCC

 

DRURY PLAZA PITTSBURGH DOWNTOWN

Rate: $189 single/double

1 block from DLCC

 

EMBASSY SUITES PITTSBURGH DOWTOWN

Rate: $215 single/double

4 blocks from DLCC

 

*EVEN HOTEL PITTSBURGH DOWNTOWN

Rate: $189

6 blocks from DLCC

 

*FAIRMONT PITTSBURGH

Rate: $309 single/double

5 blocks from DLCC

 

KIMPTON HOTEL MONACO PITTSBURGH

Rate: $209 single/double

3 blocks from DLCC

 

OMNI WILLIAM PENN

Rate: $229 single/double

4 blocks from DLCC

 

*PITTSBURGH MARRIOTT CITY CENTER

Rate: $195 single/double

7 blocks from DLCC

 

*RENAISSANCE PITTSBURGH HOTEL

Rate: $215 single/double

4 blocks from DLCC

 

WESTIN PITTSBURGH

Rate: $235 single/double

Attached via skywalk to DLCC

 

*WYNDHAM PITTSBURGH GRAND

Rate: $199 single/double

6 blocks from DLCC

*ICMA will provide complimentary shuttle service between these hotels and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC).

ROOM PRICE, DISTANCE, AND PARKING FEES 

Hotel Pricing Distance from Convention Center
 
AC Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown $195 2 blocks
Courtyard Pittsburgh Downtown $229 1 block
*DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites $194 4 blocks
Drury Plaza $189 1 block
Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown $215 4 blocks
*EVEN Hotel PB Downtown $189 6 blocks
*Fairmont Pittsburgh $309 5 blocks
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh $209 3 blocks
Omni William Penn Hotel $229 4 blocks
*Pittsburgh Marriott City Center $195 7 blocks
*Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel $215 4 blocks
Westin Pittsburgh $235 Attached
*Wyndham Pittsburgh Grand (was Hilton) $199 6 blocks
Download the conference hotels map

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON HOTELS

Hospitality Suite

Need to book a hospitality suite?  Contact Felicia Littky at conferenceteam@icma.org, (202) 962-3656.

 

ICMA SHUTTLE SERVICE

ICMA will provide shuttle service between the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel and Suites, EVEN Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown, Fairmont Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel, Wyndham Pittsburgh Grand, and the David L. Lawrence Convention Center (DLCC).  The shuttle will run every 20 – 30 minutes as follows: Saturday (7:00am-6:00pm), Sunday (6:30am-7:00pm), Monday (6:30am-5:30pm), Tuesday (6:30am-6:00pm) and Wednesday (7:00am-12:00pm).  Shuttles will also be provided for the Saturday night and Tuesday night receptions.

 

TRAVEL INFORMATION

 

Getting to and from the Airport

 

AIRPORT SHUTTLE

None of the Downtown hotels have private shuttle service to and from the airport. Other transportation options from the airport are as follows:

Taxi and RideShare Service (from airport)

Average fare from the airport to Downtown is $40+.  zTrip (silver taxis) do not surge charge.  Uber and Lyft are available as well.  Upon arrival at the airport, proceed to the landside terminal, lower level, exit through the “commercial” doors, and proceed to the taxi stand area on the curb where cabs will be waiting. It is always recommended that you confirm costs with your driver prior to your trip to avoid any confusion when you arrive at your destination.

Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT)– the 28X Airport Flyer (budget conscious option)

One-way fare to/from the airport is $2.75; exact change is required and fairs are paid upon boarding.  Mobile ticketing options are available. To view tickets and passes available for mobile purchase, please visit here.  Passengers are responsible for handling their bags both on and off the vehicle.  Tipping operators is not permitted.  Upon arriving at the airport, you can board the 28X at Door 6.  Go here to find the schedule and current cost. Schedules are subject to change, so please check the website right before you depart for Pittsburgh.  The ride from the airport to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center takes approximately 35 minutes. The stop for the Westin Convention Center Hotel is Liberty Avenue at Wood Street, and it is a 6-minute walk (.3 miles) from the stop to the convention center.  For additional information, please visit PRT’s Website at www.portauthority.org or call (412) 442-2000.

Car Rental Companies (located at the airport) Car rental counters are located on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal. Rental car pick-up and return areas are located on the lower-level of the parking garage.

Alamo 800-397-9633

Avis 412-472-5200

Budget 800-527-0700

Dollar 800-800-4000

Enterprise 412-472-3490

Hertz 800-654-3131

National 412-472-5045

For a nominal fee, the Traveler’s Aid Society, also located on the baggage claim level of the Landside Terminal, offers a car seat loan program for passengers arriving at the airport with an infant or child.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AROUND TOWN

Pittsburgh Regional Transit

Pittsburgh Regional Transit (PRT) has more than 700 buses, 83 light rail vehicles and the Monongahela and Duquesne Inclines to make getting around Pittsburgh quick and easy. Riding PRT will save money on car rentals, parking fees and gas. The light rail system and three dedicated busways will help you to avoid traffic congestion and alleviate the tension associated with driving in an unfamiliar city. PRT also sponsors the ACCESS program, the nation’s largest paratransit program of its kind for senior citizens and persons with disabilities. Contact Pittsburgh Regional Transit for schedules and other valuable information on how to connect to life in Pittsburgh.  Travel within downtown (the triangle) Pittsburgh is FREE. Pittsburgh Regional Transit Telephone: (412) 442-2000.

Light Rail – The ‘T’

The T is a 26.2-mile light rail system that runs from the North Shore and Downtown Pittsburgh through Pittsburgh’s southern neighborhoods and many South Hills suburbs.  The ‘T’ serves downtown Pittsburgh with a four-stop loop including stops at First Avenue Parking Garage, Steel Plaza at Grant Street, Wood Street and Gateway Center. Stops on the North Shore include North Side and Allegheny Station.  Travel within downtown (the triangle) and North Shore is FREE 24/7.  Pittsburgh Regional Transit Telephone: (412) 442-2000.

Public Bus

Pittsburgh Regional Transit’s fleet of 700 buses operate 365 days a year, servicing more than 7,000 stops throughout Allegheny County.  You can take any public bus for a cash fare or ConnectCard fare of $2.75, or you can purchase a 3-hour or day(s) mobile ticket pass.  Stops are located all throughout downtown and near the convention center. Check Pittsburgh Regional Transit for more information.  Discount fares are available for individuals with disabilities and children ages 6-11. Seniors 65+ ride free, as do children 5 years of age or younger when accompanied by a paying adult. Police, fire and municipal employees ride for free on all Pittsburgh Regional Transit services while in full uniform. Proof of eligibility is required for all discounted passengers.

Taxi Service

Tips for Taking a Cab in Pittsburgh

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 taxi by dialing 412-777-7777 for zTrip or Black Car Services at (412) 444-4444 x6.  Both zTrip and Black Car Services can be requested using the zTrip app on your smart device.   Visit www.ztrip.com/pittsburgh to download the app.

UBER & LYFT are mobile applications that connects riders to drivers. In a few minutes, a car will be curbside. Your rideshare is just a touch away.

 

PARKING

Tips for Parking Downtown

 

“ParkPGH” is the smart phone app that provides real-time parking availability for garages in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District. Download the iPhone app or view the website through your smartphone’s browser. Or, text “PARKING” to 412-423-8980 or call 412-423-8982.

 

There are over 20,000 parking spaces in Downtown Pittsburgh operated by ALCO Parking and the Pittsburgh Parking Authority. On-street metered parking is also available in downtown Pittsburgh, these are Pay-by-License Plate meters, so look for the nearest kiosk after parking.

 

Parking is available at downtown garages and surface lots for a fee. Two companies in the area that offer garages and lots are (they can also answer questions regarding oversize vehicle parking):

Pittsburgh Parking Authority

Alco Parking

 

For real-time parking availability in the downtown area, please use the www.parkpgh.org website or download the app!

 

BICYCLING

 

Tips for Bicycling Around Town

 

If you are interested in exploring Pittsburgh by bike, Bike Pittsburgh has a variety of resources to make your trek enjoyable and worry-free, including the Bike Commuting 101 Guide. Pittsburgh Regional Transit encourages riders to combine modes of transportation to reduce dependence on cars, so every bus provides a bike rack.

 

Need to rent a bike? We’ve got options! Golden Triangle Bike Rental on First Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. Explore 20+ miles of traffic-free bike path bordering the three rivers with spectacular views of Downtown, South Side and North Side. Or, if you are looking to get from one side of town to the other on a bike register for POGOH, Pittsburgh’s e-assist bike share program, and rent a bicycle from any of the conveniently located POGOH stations 24/7 for as little as $3.50 for every half hour.

 

ICMA does not provide shuttle services from/to the airport.