Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Pittsburgh's Number Three Among "Must Visit" Cities

Conde Nast Traveler magazine has listed Pittsburgh as the number three "Must See" city in the world for 2015.  Pittsburgh ranks just behind Cartagena, Columbia, and Santa Theresa, Costa Rica.  Conde Nast found Pittsburgh's many cultural and recreational options, in contrast to its reputation as the "smoky city," created a compelling destination.

Here's a link to a Tribune-Review story about the magazine ranking.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Mayor of Pittsburgh Featured on Undercover Boss

The CBS television program "Undercover Boss" ran an episode recently featuring Mayor Bill Peduto. Peduto went undercover as a man from Kentucky who was shooting a documentary on municipal workers in Pittsburgh.  Despite a pretty ridiculous disguise, the mayor was an engaging and earnest host, and the program showed Pittsburgh at it's late October best.  If you'd like to get an idea of Pittsburgh's neighborhoods and people, this episode is a good entre.

For more about the episode, click here.

To see the episode, click here.  (Please note that this episode may only be available for a limited time).

For a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story about the episode, click here.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Shout Out for Priory from Stash Hotel Rewards!

Our Priory Hotel got a nice mention in an article in Stash Hotel Rewards client newsletter.  The article, discussing Stash network hotels with a religious history, features the Priory prominently.  We're pleased and proud to be a unique part of the Stash network!

To see the article, click here.

For those of you who are not familiar, Stash Hotel Rewards is a nationwide network of independent hotels.  Each stay at a Stash affiliated property earns points to free future stays at any other hotel in the network.  For a full listing of all Stash affiliated hotels, click here.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Meeting of the Malts Update

As noted earlier on these pages, we'll be hosting a new type of event for us at the Grand Hall in January -- a "Microbrew Summit" featuring some of the top brewers in Pennsylvania.  "Meeting of the Malts III" is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Brewers Association, and is set to take place on January 22 at our Grand Hall.  We've just gotten word that Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Food and Flavors editor Bob Batz, Jr. is going to moderate the highlight of the event -- a beer dinner with a panel made up of Chris Troegner of Troegs Brewing, Bill Covaleski of Victory Brewing, and Scott Smith of our Pittsburgh-based East End Brewing.  The panelists will discuss their roads to success, and their philosophy of beer making.  Beers will be paired with five courses of food selections from our own chefs, Pete Phillipy and Mike Henney.

There will also be pre and post dinner sessions with Bill (pre) and Chris (post).

Many thanks to Artie Tafoya of Appalachian Brewing for taking the lead in organizing this event, and in ensuring its success.

You'll want to purchase tickets soon as the event is already starting to fill up.  Tickets are $60 for dinner only, or $90 for all three events, and can be purchased by visiting here.