Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Priory Hotel Receives Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for 2012

From TripAdvisor Press Release:

Pittsburgh, PA  – June 26, 2012  The Priory Hotel today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award for 2012-13. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Approximately 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for the Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.  The Priory Hotel has consistently maintained a rating of 4.5 out of a total of 5 over the past three years.  

“We at the Priory Hotel are very pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said Rebecca Lazeration, General Manager of the Priory Hotel.  “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive traveler reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is pleased to honor exceptional businesses for consistent excellence, as reviewed by travelers on the site,” said Christine Petersen, president of TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award gives highly rated establishments around the world the recognition they deserve. From exceptional accommodations in Beijing to remarkable restaurants in Boston, we want to applaud these businesses for offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience.”

About TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor® is the world's largest travel site, enabling travelers to plan and have the perfect trip. TripAdvisor offers trusted advice from real travelers and a wide variety of travel choices and planning features with seamless links to booking tools. TripAdvisor-branded sites make up the largest travel community in the world, with more than 50 million unique monthly visitors*, and over 60 million reviews and opinions. The sites operate in 30 countries worldwide, including China under
daodao.com. TripAdvisor also includes TripAdvisor for Business, a dedicated division that provides the tourism industry access to TripAdvisor's millions of monthly visitors.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Priory Sponsors Car Free Friday

Our Priory Hospitality Group was proud to be a sponsor of Bike Pittsburgh's Car Free Friday program on Friday, May 18, which was also National Bike to Work Day.  Our Assistant Operations Manager, Jeff Pozzuto took the lead o this project as he spent the morning by PNC Park handing out water and refreshments to participants who are biking to work.  This is part of our commitment to promoting wellness and physical fitness both for our employees and guests, which led to our being recognized by Bike Pittsburgh as a Bike Friendly Employer, and in receiving a Bronze Award as a Bicycle Friendly Business by the national League of American Bicyclists.

That's Jeff with the blue shirt and blue cap on the left, in the third picture down, along with Deutschtown neighbor George Heer.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Package Specials through June 10

Be sure to check out our specials through June 10, in particular our "Find Your Muse" special package, which combines tickets to your choice of the Andy Warhol or Mattress Factory museums, as well as transportation to and from the Three Rivers Arts Festival in Point Park from June 1 - June 10).  It's a great value, so check us out!

Friday, June 1, 2012

New Free Shuttle Service is Here!

We unveiled our new free shuttle service for hotel guests last week.  We see this as being a real convenience for our guests, and a nice add on for guests taking advantage of our various packages (Cultural District, Discover the Strip, Rivers Casino, for instance).  The shuttle will run from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.  The shuttle will be on demand, and will deliver our guests to destinations Downtown (as far uptown as the Consol Center), Strip District (as far East as the Church Brew Works), North Shore (as far South as the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild and as far North as Sampsonia Street), and Station Square.  There's no charge for the shuttle, so stay with us at the Priory and let us deliver you to your destination - no muss, no fuss.