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Official Conference Hotel & Venue

Reserve your room at the International Conference on Ground Control in Mining’s official hotel and learn more about why the Hilton Garden Inn is the prime location for this conference.

About the Venue

At the Hilton Garden Inn hotel guests can enjoy a range of exceptional on-site amenities including a full service fitness center as well as a large indoor pool & spa. Start each day at the delicious full-service restaurant for breakfast every morning. For an occasional snack, the 24 hour Pavilion Pantry Market is close by for comfort and convenience.

Guests will step into a grand room, where Hilton Garden Inn offers one King or two double beds, chair with ottoman, large working desk, refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, and much more. For more space, simply upgrade to a suite, featuring all king beds and two TV’s.

All the expectations of a downtown facility located just outside the hustle, the Hilton Garden Inn hotel is located only 20 miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport and 15 miles from downtown Pittsburgh.

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh/Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg, PA 15317


Reserve Your Housing

SME has arranged for a special discounted hotel room rate of $149 a night plus applicable taxes for the duration of the conference. Reservations must be made by June 13, 2024, and are based on availability.

SME’s special rate may only be obtained through this portal.

Things to Do

Welcome to Topgolf Pittsburgh, the premier entertainment destination in Bridgeville, PA. Enjoy our climate-controlled hitting bays for year-round comfort with HDTVs in every bay and throughout our sports bar and restaurant. Using our complimentary clubs or your own, take aim at the giant outfield targets and our high-tech balls will score themselves.

400 Presto-Sygan Rd
Bridgeville, PA

Visit Hollywood Casino at The Meadows for amazing gaming excitement, the best dining in the area, excellent entertainment and even place your bets at our Sportsbook!

210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301

Plan ahead and locate your favorite stores in the TangerOutlets before you shop (or park). Stop by Shopper Services when you arrive to pick up your Savings Coupon Book and learn about the many ways to optimize your shopping experience.

2200 Tanger Boulevard
Washington, PA 15301

Or follow Visit Pittsburgh | Official Tourism Site for Pittsburgh, PA for additional adventures.

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