Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Priory Pub

A friend was visiting London recently and passed along this photo of the Priory Pub in Kilburn.  We don't own it, if you're wondering.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Boston Globe Loves Pittsburgh!



Here's a nice article from the Boston Globe talking about Pittsburgh's many attractions and offerings to visitors.  Click here to read the article.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Grand Hall Hosts Women in Hospitality

We had a fun event at our Grand Hall recently, hosting the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association's Women in Hospitality Get Together.  The event featured a keynote speech and some great networking among 75 or so of the top industry professionals in the Pittsburgh region.





Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Interesting View of the Priory from the Seagate Building

The Seagate building, located in the Strip District, housed a clean manufacturing facility for the computer chip maker for a brief time.  Since that production moved elsewhere, the building was re-purposed for office space (though it still includes the clean rooms), and now offers some pretty terrific views of the Allegheny River.  I was there for a meeting recently, and snapped the following photos of the view, which includes, prominently, our Grand Hall.


  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

A North Side Treat - The Pittsburgh Banjo Club Every Wednesday!


An offbeat way to spend the evening nearby our Priory Hotel is to stroll down Pressley Street to the Elks Lodge.  Every Wednesday night the Elks hosts the Pittsburgh Banjo Club, which, as its title suggests, is a band made up of banjo players.  They are typically 30 or so in number, and play for the love of music.  The musical fare runs the gamut from old standards to some interesting versions of modern tunes.  In any event, they are an authentic Pittsburgh icon, and are well worth a visit should you stay with us (or even if you don't!).  Admission is free too.

Here's some links:

Yelp

Facebook

Pop City Media

The Daily Beast


Friday, March 27, 2015

Southpaw Trailer Released!



The Jake Gyllenhaal feature Southpaw, filmed in part at our own Grand Hall last summer, debuted its trailer today.  You can see the scene filmed in the Grand Hall, a boxing scene.  Exciting stuff and here's hoping Southpaw is the "Rocky" of the new millennium.

To see the trailer on IMDB, click here.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Donnybrook 2015





The second annual Donnybrook boxing event, featuring bouts between 15 fighters from the Drimnagh Boxing Club in Dublin, Republic of Ireland vs. 15 Pittsburgh area amateurs was a great success.  We had more than 700 guests in for the bouts, and the event sold out within hours of tickets going on sale.  

A new feature this year was a food tent and additional bar, with TV monitors showing the PCNC broadcast, for fans looking for some elbow room and some fresh  air.  All in all the event was a smashing success.  

Ireland won the main bouts (4 fights were preliminary matches for younger boxers), 7-6.  The results can be found here.  

Above are some shots of the festivities!