Hotel Information

Hotel Information



A block of discounted hotel rooms has been reserved for NAFA’s 2021 Institute & Expo (I&E) attendees at the following rates & hotels.  

Co-Headquarter Hotels
The Westin Pittsburgh        
1000 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room Rate: $217
Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Pl. Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Room Rate: $217

The Westin and Omni are reserved for attendees and diamond level sponsors only.  Rooms may become available for exhibitors in mid-June.  Should rooms become available they will be listed in the online booking portal. 


Additional Conference Hotels

Drury Plaza Hotel Pittsburgh Downtown
745 Grant St
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Room Rate: $212
Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Downtown
945 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room Rate: $207
Embassy Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
535 Smithfield St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room Rate: $217
Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown
1247 Smallman St. Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Room Rate: $207

Kimpton Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh
620 William Penn Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Room Rate: $227

Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis.  All requests must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee, but your card will not be charged during this initial stage.  All hotels will charge a one-night non-refundable deposit on or after August 5, 2021.  

Limited Government rates are available until July 22. Government rate bookings must bring qualifying documentation to present to the hotel upon check in. Without qualifying documents room rate will be changed to prevailing rate. To book government rooms please call Orchid Events at 800-572-9707 or

For issues with the online housing process, or to inquire about a reservation contact Orchid Events at 800-572-9707 (US) or 801-505-4137 (International) or Hours:  9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. MDT, Monday - Friday. Reservations may be made online 24 hours a day.


Poaching and Piracy

Hotel piracy is when companies and groups who ARE NOT affiliated with NAFA contact you and to book hotels in the NAFA conference block. Orchid Events is the ONLY official housing company for I&E. Booking through Orchid Events, ensures you will be working with a reputable company, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees at the official hotels. Reservations made through any agency other than Orchid Events will be at your own risk.
Companies that contact attendees and exhibitors with fraudulent offerings of hotel rooms at significant discounts are commonly referred to as "housing pirates" or "housing poachers.” These companies often misrepresent themselves by illegally using the NAFA logo. Lured by highly attractive rates, exhibitors and attendees fall prey to these imposters losing significant deposits, discovering hidden costs, credit cards charged in full at the time of reservation, or not providing the hotel reservations promised. 

If you are contacted by anyone other than Orchid Events, please contact Orchid Events at or call 800-572-9707.


Why book your hotel room in the NAFA Hotel Block?

  • Lower Rates! Based on a guaranteed percentage of attendees staying in official conference hotels, NAFA can negotiate with the hotels to provide discounted rates from their normal charges.

  • Closest hotels to the convention center.

  • Earn hotel loyalty rewards points when booking in the official hotel block.

  • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment.

  • Reliable customer service available to assist with your reservation needs.

  • Protection in the event the hotel has oversold guest rooms.

  • Network easily with other conference attendees staying in the official hotel block.

Support NAFA by staying at the official conference hotels.

  • Unfilled rooms cost the association thousands of dollars which then can increase future conference registration fees to offset these costs.

  • The number of booked rooms attributed to NAFA is shared when contracting future venues. The more rooms booked in the official hotel block, the better leverage for lower room rates in the future.