Black Meetings and Tourism

Jan / Feb 2015

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B M & T ••• January/February 2015 ••• 30 AREA GUIDES Connected to the Convention Center via an enclosed skywalk, Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh is in the heart of Downtown. Guest rooms offer city views and feature Westin's signature Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. The hotel is equipped with 616 rooms and 34,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. Explore more than 250 years of African-American history in the Senator John Heinz History Center''s exhibition, "From Slavery to Freedom," which highlights the history of the anti-slavery movement, the Underground Railroad, and the impact of 19th-centurty activism on the quest for civil rights in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is only 25 minutes from Downtown Pittsburgh and supports about 155 non- stop flights per day to 37 destinations. ••VALLEY FORGE•• Valley Forge is an unincorporated set- tlement located on the west side of Valley Forge National Historical Park at the con- fluence of Valley Creek and the Schuylkill River in Pennsylvania. The city has a great location, just 30 minutes from Philadelphia and the Philadelphia International Airport. The city's meeting facilities are flexi- ble to accommodate everything from one-box events at 200 rooms to area- wides at 900 rooms, expos up to 3,800 rooms and sporting events pulling 8,000 rooms. The Valley Forge area is home to one of the greatest concentra- tions of meeting and conference cen- ters in the country, including five that are IACC-approved. The Tourism & Convention Board works with 12 area conference hotels - well-known brands like Crowne Plaza, Marriott and Doubletree, as well as several unique, independent properties that you will only find in Valley Forge & Montgomery County, PA. Additional venues include smaller hotels, bed and breakfasts and inns, theaters and playhouses, historic homes, museums and more unique meeting spaces. WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Valley Forge Tourism & Convention Board (610) 834-1550 • • • STATS • • • HOTEL ROOMS Westin Convention Center, Pittsburgh 616 Omni William Penn Hotel 596 Marriott Pittsburgh City Center 402 EXHIBITION FACILITIES David L. Lawrence Convention Center Total Exhibit Space 313,400 sq. ft. Meeting Rooms 51 WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Greater Pittsburgh CVB (800) 359-0758 African-American Chamber Of Commerce Of Western Pennsylvania (412) 392-0610 Downtown Pittsburgh General Washington revolutionary war of independence headquarters historic house at Valley Forge National Park. PhotoCredit: Jeremy Edwards PhotoCredit: Olivier Le Queine

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