RAPID 2013

Hotel & Travel


Event Location

RAPID 2013 takes place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, PA.


David L. Lawrence Convention Center
1000 Fort Duquesne Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Driving Directions & Parking


Hotel Accommodations

Please note that the cut-off date for discounted guest rooms has passed. Guest rooms may still be available at our official hotels; however, they are subject to prevailing rates. Most hotels are selling out so we recommend making reservations immediately. Reservations are subject to the hotel’s individual credit card, deposit and cancellation policies.


Click HERE to search all local hotels for accommodations.

We look forward to seeing you in Pittsburgh!

Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: +1 412.281.7100
Reservations: +1.888.444.6664
Online Reservation

The Omni William Penn Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
One Bigelow Square
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: +1 412.281.5800
Reservations: +1 800.222.8733 or +1 412.281.5800
Online Reservation

The DoubleTree Hotel is a 15-minute walk from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center
112 Washington Place
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: +1 412.471.4000
Reservations: +1.800.228.9290 or +1 412.471.4000
Online Reservation

The Marriott Hotel is a 20-minute walk from the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tel: +1 412.281.3700
Reservations: +1 888.627.7053
Online Reservation

The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh is connected by skywalk to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.


SME has negotiated a group discount for airport transfers to/from the Omni William Penn (or other Downtown Pittsburgh hotels). To receive the discount, reservations must be made online in advance.

  • SuperShuttle (shared ride van service): $24.00 one way, per person*
    (Round trip discounted by $4.00; rate does not include gratuity at customer discretion or fuel surcharge)


  • ExecuCar (luxury private sedan, seats up to 4 passengers): $63.00 one way*
    (Discounted by $60.00; rate does not include gratuity at customer discretion)


Upon arriving at Pittsburgh International Airport, collect your luggage and proceed to the SuperShuttle ticket counter located in the Ground Transportation / Car Rental area in the center of the Baggage Claim area. Check in with a customer service representative or a ticketing kiosk to receive a boarding pass before proceeding outside to the curb boarding zone located by Door #4.

If you booked a sedan, the driver will be waiting for you at the bottom of the escalator to Baggage Claim, holding a sign with your name on it.

*If you DO NOT book your reservation using the link above, you will need to enter Group Code: RAPID at checkout to apply the discount to your reservation.

Other Transportation Options

  • Pittsburgh International Airport
  • Public Transportation


Visitor Info

Pittsburgh may be “Steel City” but there’s nothing hard about enjoying your time there! With a bustling downtown, an inviting cultural district, and a variety of events and nighttime activities, Pittsburgh offers RAPID attendees a unique peek into the industrial heart of America.

Visit www.visitpittsburgh.com to learn about hotel, dining, shopping, entertainment and travel in and around Pittsburgh. There will be a Visit Pittsburgh booth outside the exhibit hall at RAPID. It will be staffed with individuals who can make recommendations on restaurants and attractions as well as provide brochures, menus, maps, etc.

Special Offer for RAPID Attendees!
Enjoy the ‘Burgh and save money too! Present your RAPID badge or visiting media credential at participating establishments and take advantage of special offers while you’re in Pittsburgh.