Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Pugilists Visit the Priory Again

We're hosting the second annual North Side versus the Outside fundraiser for the Steel City Boxing Club this Friday, September 9.  The event starts at 6 p.m., and will feature a variety of boxing matches featuring members of the Steel City Club taking on fighters from throughout the city.  We hosted this event last September, and it was a lot of fun and spectators had a chance to see some dedicated youth practice the sweet science.  Tickets are $40 for a seat and $20 for standing room.

Here's a link to the event's Facebook page.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Andy Russell in the House

We were pleased to host Steeler great, former linebacker Andy Russell.  Andy received an award from the Homeless Children's Education Fund at it's annual Champions for Children Event, which we were delighted to host this year.

Friday, August 19, 2016

Wine Party at the Priory

We had a great time at our August wine party.  The weather was great, and our old friend Joey DiSalvo came to talk about the 7 Collefrisio Vineyards (from Abruzzi, Italy) wines we tasted.  Joey, who also owns and operates DiSalvo's Station event space and restaurant  is a friend and colleague through the Pennsylvania Restaurant and Lodging Association, where Joey served as Chair in 2009 and I'm proud to serve as Chair this year.  Thanks to Joey and his colleague Vance Kaloz for some fantastic wines and a fun and educational night!

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Priory Hotel Featured in National MSN Article

Microsoft Network ( ran a recent story entitled Fifteen Affordable U.S. Cities to Add to Your Bucket List.  Pittsburgh, not surprisingly, was among them.  In the piece on Pittsburgh, travelers are directed to try Meat and Potatoes for dinner, the Warhol Museum for a tour stop, and our Priory Hotel for lodging, the only hotel mentioned in the Pittsburgh portion of the piece!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

PRLA Good Neighbor Awards

I was really honored, in my capacity as Chairman of the statewide Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association, to have the opportunity to deliver our two Restaurant Good Neighbor Awards at the PRLA's Spring Meeting.  The winners were the Springfield Restaurant Group, near Pittsburgh, and Lehigh Valley Restaurant Group.  Both are doing great works in assisting their communities.  Congratulations to them!

Acquiring the Westinghouse Castle

We were very pleased this week to have acquired the Westinghouse Castle in Wilmerding, near Monroeville.  This historic building was constructed by George Westinghouse in the early 1890's to serve as the offices for his air brake factory.  Our plan is to convert the building into a hotel, event facility and restaurant, which honors the legacy of George Westinghouse and the workers who built this region.

You can see a Post-Gazette story on the acquisition here.

Here is a link to the Castle's Facebook page.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Craft Beer Week Special at the Priory Hotel!

It's Craft Beer Week in Pittsburgh, and the region has an ever-growing collection of craft breweries, some small and some not-so-small.  Our Priory Hotel is featuring an overnight special to let guests sample the offerings of Craft Beer Week from our central location.  The CBW planners have a wide variety of events planned throughout the week, all of which look to be a great deal of fun!  

Our special package includes a $50 certificate for dinner at the famed Church Brew Works, as well as a chilled bucket of four bottled microbrewed beers available to our guests at check in. Guests may also use the Priory Hotel's shuttle to take you to and from the Church, as well as to other center city locations holding Craft Brew Week events!  
Package price:  King room - $199 per double occupancy, plus tax; Queen room - $179 per double occupancy, plus tax.  Additional nights are available at a rate of $139 for a King room and $119 for a Queen (exclusive of tax).  

For more information, visit our website here, or call 866 3PRIORY to speak with one of our Front Desk Associates.   

For information about CBW Events, click here.  

For a Post-Gazette story on CBW, click here.