Travel & Lodging
Support AISC and Book Your Room at One of the Official NASCC Hotels by booking your sleeping room through the official AISC housing bureau, Wyndham Jade, and staying at an official NASCC Hotel you are supporting AISC and helping your association meet its obligations and control attendee registration costs. As you may know, when AISC books a city, it commits to more than 5,000 guest rooms and thousands of dollars in revenue. This kind of buying power allows AISC to negotiate the best rates for its attendees, command premier venues around the city, and get great discounts on services for NASCC events. Every attendee who books a room outside of AISC’s room block compromises the association’s ability to meet its obligations to the hotels, prohibits the housing bureau to protect your rooms in a relocation situation, and exposes AISC to significant financial penalties.
In the event you have any problems with your reservation or accommodations, Wyndham Jade/NASCC can only assist in reconciling those issues if your reservation was booked through Wyndham Jade. If you have questions about an unauthorized solicitation, the online system, or about housing in general, please contact NASCC Housing at 800.830.5812 or email at [email protected].
Official NASCC Hotels
Omni William Penn Hotel
530 William Penn Place
The Omni William Penn Hotel has been selected as the 2011 NASCC headquarters hotel
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
945 Penn Avenue
The official NASCC block at the Courtyard by Marriott is currently sold out.
Doubletree Hotel & Suites - Pittsburgh City Center
One Bigelow Square
Hampton Inn & Suites
1247 Smallman Street
The official NASCC block at the Hampton Inn is currently sold out.
Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh
1000 Penn Avenue
$189 single/$199 double
Click here to book your room by April 18, 2011!
After April 18th, NASCC blocks will be released, and reservations will be based on availability at higher rates.
Questions about housing? Contact NASCC Housing at 800.830.5812 or email at [email protected].
All housing requests require a deposit. The deposit must accompany the housing request form. If the deposit does not accompany the form, your reservation will not be processed until the deposit is received. This delay could mean the loss of your hotel choice. Room deposits are a one night’s room and tax per room. Payment may be made with one of the following credit cards: MasterCard, VISA, Discover, and American Express. Your credit card will be charged at the time the reservation is made. If you are mailing your form, you may also pay by check, payable to NASCC/Wyndham Jade (U.S. dollars drawn on a U.S. Bank).
Hotel Room Cancellations
All hotel room cancellations can be submitted online or in writing to NASCC/Wyndham Jade by email, fax, or mail. For individuals the cancellation policy will be stated on your confirmation per the hotels contracted cancellation policy. For all groups (10 or more rooms) please contact NASCC/Wyndham Jade at 800.830.5812 or email us at [email protected] in order to receive information regarding your hotel cancellation policy.
Hotel Room Changes
Contact Wyndham Jade directly with any hotel room changes prior to April 18, 2011. Changes after the deadline should be made directly with the hotel, though the hotels cannot take any changes until after April 21, 2011. Hotels may apply an early departure fee equal to one night’s stay for changes made on site. Contact Wyndham Jade and book your room today! Call 800.830.5812, in the U.S., or 972.349.5930 outside the U.S.
For all groups (10 or more rooms), please call 800.906.8830 or email [email protected].
The Fine Print for Hotels
All hotel rates are per room night and are subject to a 14% tax (subject to change without notice). When making a reservation, please provide room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types, based upon availability, upon check-in. AISC also prefers that you provide your company name when making a hotel reservation.
NASCC Housing will send you a confirmation of your reservation. Please review all information for accuracy. Email confirmations will be sent immediately of reservations being processed. Fax and mailed acknowledgements will be sent within 10-14 days. If you do not receive your acknowledgement within two weeks, please contact the NASCC Housing department at 800.830.5812.
Getting to Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh is within 500 miles of more than half the U.S. population and is less than 90 minutes flying time from 20 states and Canada. Most national airlines fly into Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) with more than 160 daily non-stop departures to 37 destinations. All major rental car companies are located on-site. The airport is 17 miles from downtown (approximately 20 minutes), and taxies are easily accessible outside of baggage claim. Approximate taxi fares to downtown Pittsburgh are $35 – $40 USD. Alternatively, SuperShuttle is available to and from the airport to all of the conference hotel locations. Book your reservation for airport transportation online (www.supershuttle.com) and automatically save $1, plus earn frequent flyer miles on select airline partners. One-way transfers range from $18 – $20 USD.
For more information about Pittsburgh, and to organize your trip, visit the Pittsburgh Convention & Visitor Bureau's website.
Discounts on travel offered!
AISC has partnered with American Airlines to provide transportation to the NASCC. In order to receive a 5% discount off published fares, enter meeting code 2751BS on www.aa.com or call 800.433.1790 (phone reservations will incur a $10 surcharge).
AISC has partnered with Avis to provide you with discounts for car rental. To receive 5% to 25% off published rates, call 800.331.1600 and mention code B136001 for a quote. Discounts vary depending on time, location and when the advance reservation is made.
Downtown Pittsburgh is the best place for free wireless access! It is available for public Internet access anywhere outdoors within the Downtown vicinity. Valid for any WiFi-enabled computer, portable or hand-held device for up to two hours a day. If you need more time after that, a prompt will pop up, telling you that your free two hours are about to expire and asking you if you'd like to purchase more time. If you choose to purchase more time, you will be prompted to provide credit card information via a secure connection. Visit www.wifipittsburgh.com for access information.
Visa Invitation Letters
Registrants from outside the United States may need to apply for a visa at the American Embassy, consulate or other visa issuing office in their country of origin. Please begin your visa application process as soon as possible. Consulates in some countries take several months to process applications. For information on obtaining your visa, go to www.unitedstatesvisas.gov or www.dhs.gov/us-visit.
For Visa purposes, AISC has provided an NASCC Invitation Letter that may be personalized and downloaded. The customizable Invitation Letter will print with the NASCC letterhead and will include an electronic signature. It should be accepted as an official document. If it is not accepted, please e-mail your request to Britta Bolm at [email protected].
Click here to download the NASCC Visa Letter.