Thursday, December 20, 2012

Anyone who is a Pittsburgh native or has visited Pittsburgh knows that winters here can be rough! Pittsburgh's never been known for its stellar weather and that reputation holds true especially in the winter.  Just because it may be chilly outside doesn't mean you have to stay cooped up in your house.  If you have kids we can sympathize that staying inside all cooped up is one of the best ways to get a headache-just kidding...well kind of, ha-ha!.  We forget when the weather is nice how many great museums Pittsburgh has to offer but there is no better time to rediscover them than on a cold winter day when you just need to get out of the house.  Take the kids to the Children's Museum of Pittsburgh!  There is always cool exhibits bound to keep the kids entertained for hours. During the whole month of December they are having  "Let it Glow!" events and activities are celebrating everything that glitters and glows.  Hey, it's not just a fun day for the kids though.  The Children's Museum can be really fun for adults too!  Check out their website to see what neat events they are having and plan you visit today.  Just because it's cold outside doesn't mean you have to stay in-get out there and explore what Pittsburgh has to offer!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Delilah at the Grand Hall!

If you have ever listened to FM radio chances are you have probably  heard the voice of the Delilah coming through your speakers at least once.  We got the chance to host an event for Renda Broadcasting which brought Delilah to Pittsburgh's Northside back in November. Delilah appears locally on WLTJ Radio, 92.9FM.  It was great to meet Delilah and host this event for Renda Broadcasting!

Featured above is now-retired Grand Hall at the Priory General Manager,Walter Czapliewicz ,with Delilah.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Watch Out Santa There's a New Gift Giver In Town

There's been a trend in gift giving that is going away from the typical material gift towards experience gifts. We know that not all trends are good (remember acid washed jeans anyone?) but we have a good feeling about this one! We know what it's like to not be able to find the perfect gift so you settle for something. Why not up your gift giving game this year and give an experience? We have a multitude of packages that will fit anyone's tastes and give them a memory to last a lifetime. Treat your wife or mom to the "Take Yourself Away Spa Package" at the Renaissance Spa.  Who wouldn't want that?  For that person who likes to try their luck we have a Rivers Casino package and that's just to name a few of the packages we offer.  Maybe a theme package isn't for you and you just want a night to get away and relax and we can help with that too. Check us out or give us a call and see how we can help you have a gift giving game that even Santa would be envious of.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Peoples Gas Holiday Market 2012

We know Christmas shopping can be stressful at times so why not do some Christmas shopping you'll actually enjoy?  Sounds too good to be true right? A place where you don't have to mess with any of those crazy crowds at the mall.  So where is this wonderful place you're probably wondering?  It's right Downtown!  Currently Peoples Gas is running their Holiday Market through December 23rd.  You will be able to find unique gifts that will totally beat the tie you get dad every year.  (Hey, we can relate. We've been at fault for giving the annual tie too.) Market Square is decorated for Christmas so well you'll wonder if you missed your turn and ended up at the North Pole and not Downtown. Bring your family and friends and enjoy a night of actually bearable Christmas shopping.  There are regional, national, and international vendors so you'll be sure to find a something to please even the choosiest of people.  There are also performers from the cultural showcase to give you a little entertainment during your shopping and your credit card a little break. Admission is free so why not avoid the mall this year and give a gift that is sure to be remembered.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Play Ball for Kids Appreciation Dinner

On November 29th we hosted the Play Ball for Kids fundraiser for the Urban Impact Foundation at the Grand Hall.  The Urban Impact Foundation is an exceptional nonprofit dedicated to helping the inner city youth of Pittsburgh's Northside reach their full potential.  The night was a huge success with former Pittsburgh Steeler, Jeff Hartings ,and current Pittsburgh Steelers Larry Foote, Ramon Foster, Ryan Mundy, and Maurkice Pouncey in attendance.  We were thrilled we were able to take part in a night supporting such a worthy cause!

Monday, December 3, 2012

It's Hard to Believe that It's Been 25 Years!

Last Monday, November 26th, we had a party to remember to celebrate our Silver Anniversary!  They say time flies when you're having fun which must be true because we can't believe it's already been 25 years!  The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall at the Priory has been the venue for countless parties so it was time to have one of our own.  Since 1987 over 215,000 people have chosen The Priory Hotel as the place to rest their heads. We've had the privilege of being part of over 650 weddings receptions and countless other memories.  The party was a great night celebrating our history and transition into our next chapter!  We are thrilled to have been part of Pittsburgh's Northside for the past 25 years and hope to be a part for many years to come!  Just because the party is over doesn't mean we are done celebrating.  Stop in sometime to check us out and celebrate with us!