Thursday, April 30, 2009

Grand Hall Earns Best of The Knot . . . Again

Pittsburghs Grand Hall at The Priory Wins Best of The Knot . . . Again

The Knot, the highly respected wedding planning publication and website, has designated Pittsburgh's Grand Hall at The Priory as a "Best of the Knot" property. This designation is earned through the positive comments generated by readers of the The Knot's website and magazine. We are very proud and pleased to have been so recognized.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Pittsburgh Wine Festival Coming

The Pittsburgh Wine Festival is this coming Thursday, April 30.

The Pittsburgh Wine Festival, featuring wines from around the world, give attendees an opportunity to sample many exotic vintages that they might not otherwise have access to. The festival takes place in the East and West Club Lounges at nearby Heinz Field. The VIP tasting ticket is $250, while the general admission tasting is $125 per person. See for more information. The Priory does have availability, and we are continuing our April special rates, so call us now for more information or book on line. 866 3PRIORY.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Intern Therese Tallon

Therese Tallon, Intern from Northern Ireland

If you hear an unfamiliar accent around the corridors of The Priory, you may be hearing Therese Tallon, our new Intern.
Therese joins us from Lurgan, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. She is with us courtesy of the Ireland Institute of Pittsburgh. Therese is a recent graduate of Lurgan Technical College, and will be learning the hospitality industry at The Priory until mid-May.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

New Grand Hall Website

New Grand Hall Website is Unveiled.

Click here to check out our new website for the Grand Hall. The site has been completely revamped, with an eye toward making it easier to use, with improved images, better and more timely information, and greater interactivity. We have added pages discussing upcoming public events at the Grand Hall, a detailed history of the hall, open dates and specials. We continue to tweak the site, but we very much like what our webmaster, Rob Robinette of R2 Creative, has designed. See for yourself, and check in periodically to watch our progress.

Ancient Order of Hibernians Communion Breakfast

Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Communion Breakfast at The Grand Hall.
Our Grand Hall was host to the Ancient Order of Hibernians and Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 32 Communion Breakfast on Sunday, April 19. It was our fifth consecutive year hosting the event. The AOH is a fraternal organization founded in New York the 1830's for Catholic men of Irish birth or descent, for the purpose of defending Catholic populations against Nativist mobs. The organization still promotes Irish culture and heritage in the United States, as well as doing many charitable works. The Communion Breakfast serves as an annual awards event, with the awarding of the Hibernian of the Year honor and the Hibernian Service Award.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Wine Tastings in the Courtyard


Join us for a series of special wine tasting events in The Priory Hotel’s historic courtyard, beginning this May! Each month features a different theme with a different wine host – a local or national wine expert. Wine will be paired with light hors d’oeuvres created by the Priory’s Executive Chefs Michael Henney and Peter Phillipy.

The tastings will occur the third Thursday of each month, starting at 6:00 p.m. and ending at approximately 8:00 p.m., with four wines to taste. Our first tasting is set for Thursday, May 21, 2009. Ticket price for all tastings will be $45.00 per person.

Book all five tastings, now, though and receive your fifth tasting free!
Inaugural Wine Host: Joe Barsotti, Barsotti Wines
Inaugural Wine Theme: A Taste of Southern Italy

Wines to be tasted: Concilio Pinot Grigio 2007, Trentino

Leone de Castria Salice Salentino 2006, Puglia

Notorius Nero d'Avola 2006, Sicilia

San Cassiano Chianti Riserva 2004, Toscana

Tickets: Available at the Priory Hotel Front Desk (614 Pressley Street, Deutschtown, North Side), by calling (412) 321-9394, or by e-mailing us at Tickets must be purchased in advance; we will not be able to accommodate sales at the door.
Future Dates: June 18, July 16, August 20, and September 17. Future hosts and wine themes will be announced shortly. All tastings will begin at 6:00 p.m. and will end at approximately 8:00 p.m. The events will take place rain or shine.