Westin Convention Center

NeMLA has secured a room block at the Westin Convention Center. The hotel is about a 5-minute walk to the convention site, the Omni William Penn, with shuttles that run daily.

1000 Penn Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA  15222

Phone: 412-281-3700

Credit: VisitPittsburgh

Hotel Rate

NeMLA has coordinated with the Westin to offer a discounted rate of $154 to our registered convention attendees. You can reserve online by March 20.


The shuttle is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Guests can call Westin operators at 412-281-3700 to request a pick-up. Because the shuttle is available to all Westin guests, please plan for additional travel time when scheduling, especially during busiest hours in the morning and evening.

Omni William Penn

The 49th Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association will take place at the Omni William Penn in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, April 12-15, 2018.

530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA  15219

Phone: 412-281-7100
Concierge: 412-553-5083

Credit: VisitPittsburgh

Hotel Rate

NeMLA has coordinated with the Omni to offer a discounted rate of $159 to our registered convention attendees. Reserve your room here by March 21.


The Palm Court bar (site for Friday's Graduate Student Caucus Meet and Greet) is on Lobby Level.

William Penn Level

Mezzanine Level

Conference Level

1st Floor

17th Floor

Maps of the Omni William Penn are also available online and will be included in the convention program (available in print and as a searchable and downloadble PDF) and in the NeMLA 2018 app.

Wireless Internet

Complimentary wireless Internet is available for guests in their hotel rooms at the Omni William Penn, but only if they sign up for complimentary Select Guest membership prior to the first day of their hotel stay.

Gender Neutral Restroom and Lactation Room

The Omni William Penn provides a gender neutral restroom and a lactation room for convention attendees.

What is the importance of booking at our official Annual Convention Hotel?

NeMLA is proud to have produced its Annual Convention for our members for the past 50 years. Financially, we are able to do this by reserving a large block of rooms with a hotel. In exchange, these hotels offer our attendees the guaranteed lowest group rate for rooms and provide us with complimentary meeting space to hold our annual meeting. But if we are unable to meet our guaranteed minimum number of registered guests, then NeMLA incurs a penality and has to pay for the unused rooms as well as room rental for the meeting space. This is a severe financial penalty for a non-profit. We therefore request your support as member by booking within our reserved blocks, helping us continue to produce this meeting for the next 50 years. We thank you for your support.