Regardless of what type of reunion you’re planning, Pittsburgh is the place to be. The city has made it into the top destination lists of several travel authorities, everyone from National Geographic to the Travel Channel. It’s the perfect place to set a family reunion precisely because there are so many things to do and see including great food, outdoor adventures, history, culture, and sports. A number of Pittsburgh reunion areas and venues make it easier to plan for large groups of people and get everyone into accommodations. Imagine you and your family coming together and exploring everything Pittsburgh has to offer. Here’s where to get started making that vision a reality

Finding Your Pittsburgh Reunion Accommodations

One of the hassles of planning family reunions can be finding accommodations for everyone, especially if you’re in a large group. Fortunately, downtown Pittsburgh is full of hotels that offer special group rates. The first step is to find out exactly how many people will be attending, this will allow you not only to find Pittsburgh reunion accommodations, but also to arrange for any catering or other venue booking as well.

Book the Right Venue

Begin your search for the right venue by looking at places in Pittsburgh that can accommodate everyone. Make sure to start the search early, as sometimes this can be quite the challenge. In your search, keep in mind any extra services and amenities that will add to the experience.

Create a short-list of places that you like and begin discussing the various options they offer and what types of discounts or deals may be available to you. No family reunion can be complete without food, so catering is going to be one of the biggest details you’ll need to arrange. Many people find that the best and easiest venues to host their reunions are hotels. When planning a family reunion at a hotel, you can work alongside a hotel event planner to take care of all of your reunion’s needs.

Benefits of Hosting a Family Reunion at a Hotel

While it may not seem like the obvious choice, hosting a family reunion in a hotel has a great number of benefits. In fact, many hotels even offer special reunion packages, making the choice even more appealing. Here are some other advantages for making your hotel the main family reunion venue.

  • Everyone is Close

One of the greatest advantages of hosting the event at a the hotel everyone is staying at is, of course, that everyone is there. No need to worry about fighting traffic or getting all the kids out to some distant location. Just step out of your rooms and into one of the hotel’s special reunion areas.

  • On-Site Restaurant and Catering Services

Hotels that are prepared to host a family reunion will, undoubtedly, have some kind of on-site dining options. Many hotels have their own kitchen, restaurant, café or even all three. These on-site options make it possible for your family to have everything catered to specification, or even just eat at the restaurant itself. Booking through the hotel can even give you extra discounts and added convenience. With so many options, there’s no need to coordinate with outside vendors or run around town trying to find a good deal.

  • Tools Supplied

Another logistic you won’t have to worry about is finding tables, chairs, and anything else you may need. The hotel can take care of whatever you need as long as you arrange with them ahead of time and are specific about what you want. Simple set up and no worries for you!

  • Ample Space

Especially if you are expecting a large number of people at your family reunion, finding a venue with enough space can be difficult. Hosting in a hotel, however, means you’ll have plenty of space. Hotels often have several different size meeting rooms, banquet halls and even outdoor areas that can be used for gatherings of any size.

  • Extra Amenities

Though they may not be integral to your family reunion, the extra amenities hotels offer can be a big bonus for everyone in attendance. In their downtime family members can take advantage of amenities such as the gym, pool and laundry services. If you plan on having the event span several days, this becomes even more important.

  • Close to Downtown Attractions and Entertainment

Hosting your family reunion at a hotel in downtown Pittsburgh puts your family in the center of all the action, close to a number of activities and attractions to explore. Downtown Pittsburgh features many great architectural treasures, lovely green spaces, interesting museums and so much more.

Regardless of the size of your next reunion, make your arrangements with the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites Pittsburgh Downtown for a luxurious and elegant ambience that can’t be matched. Between their decked out ballrooms and expansive meeting areas, the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown has the perfect reunion area to host your next event. Take advantage of our special group rates today, and discover for yourself what makes downtown Pittsburgh the perfect host to your next family reunion!