December 06, 2012
Our Grand Hall at the Priory Banquet facility has been named by the Knot magazine and website The Knot.com aa a "Best of the Knot" venue. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Grand Hall at the Priory has received this honor, which is generated by votes of readers of the popular wedding planning magazine and website.
Priory Hotel Wins National Award as Bike Friendly Business
April 26, 2012
The League of American Bicyclists has named the Priory Hospitality Group a Bronze Medal winner in the national "Bike Friendly Business" category. This award comes on the heels of the Priory Hotel being noted by Bike Pittsburgh as a regional "Bike Friendly" Business. The League of American Bicyclists, based in Washington, DC, is a national organization devoted to the promotion of bicycle ridership and safety, and advocacy for the creation of safer bicycling environments. The Priory Hospitality Group was so honored due to its investment into physical structures to promote bicycle riding among staff and hotel guests, including the installation of changing and showering facilities for employees, and the construction of bike shelters and racks on and off the property. The Priory also offers a range of bike repair tools, bike maps, and similar amenities for hotel guests.
"We're exceptionally gratified to receive this bronze award from the League of American Bicyclists," said Priory Hospitality Group Director of Operations John E. Graf. "It's a real testament to the commitment of our staff to implement the things we needed to in order to receive this designation. "
Grand Hall at the Priory Named Best Restaurant for 2012
April 05, 2012
Our Grand Hall at the Priory was named one of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants recently, coming in first place in the banquet facility category. The award is bestowed by vote of the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine. It is the second year in a row that the Grand Hall at the Priory has come in first in this category. The Pittsburgh Magazine "Best Restaurants" party is being held on June 4, 2012, at Heinz Field. The Grand Hall at the Priory is operated by General Manager Walter Czapliewicz, while the kitchen is helmed by Executive Chefs Mike Henney and Pete Phillipy.
October 07, 2012
Media Source: Yahoo! Travel
In a tour of 10 (unexpectedly) romantic United States Cities, Yahoo! Travel mentions just one hotel in Pittsburgh -- the Priory Hotel! "For optimum romance, check into the Priory Hotel, a former Benedictine monastery on the City's North Side, with just 42 cozy rooms, a fireplace in the lobby, and an on call shuttle to downtown."More ...
October 03, 2012
Media Source: KDKA TV
Priory Fine Pastries is named one of the top locations for Autumn Desserts in Pittsburgh in this piece by KDKA TV, Pittsburgh's CBS network affiliate.More ...
September 26, 2012
Media Source: WPXI TV
A slide show of the crowd at the Pittsburgh Wine Opener eventto benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in September 2012.More ...
August 26, 2012
Media Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A brief story on the "Salute Your Troops" gala held at the Grand Hall at the Priory, which featured many local celebrities and government officials.More ...
June 26, 2012
Media Source: Tripadvisor.com
We are pleased to announce that TripAdvisor.com awarded the Priory Hotel its Certificate of Excellence, based upon the number of reviews generated by our property and by the quality of those guest evaluations, averaging a 4.5 out of 5 in TripAdvisor user evaluations.More ...
June 01, 2012
Media Source: German Life
In this piece for German Life magazine on our neighborhood, Deutschtown, and its German heritage, author Frances J. Folsom discusses the Priory Hotel and Grand Hall's previous incarnations as St. Mary's Church and Priory and the German-speaking peoples who built and populated the buildings.More ...
May 15, 2012
Media Source: Pittsburgh Tribune Review
An interview with actress Barbara Feldon (Get Smart), with a good picture of Ms. Feldon at the Women in Film and Media Opal Awards hosted by the Grand Hall at the Priory in April 2012.More ...
May 08, 2012
Media Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
This is a brief item about the "Mutters Day Fashion Show" hosted by the Grand Hall at the Priory, which featured a dog fashion show to benefit the Animal Rescue League.More ...