June 11, 2013
Tripadvisor, the noted travel and tourism website, bestowed on the Priory Hotel it's coveted "Certificate of Excellence" for 2013 in early June. It was the Priory's third year in a row receiving the award, which is based upon unbiased ratings of travelers who have stayed at the hotel. The Priory's 4.5 star rating out of five stars places it among the top 5% of all hotels rated by Tripadvisor nationwide.
Priory Hotel in the Wall Street Journal
June 06, 2013
The Priory Hotel received a prominent mention in an article in the weekend version of the Wall Street Journal on June 1, 2013. In this article on the hep and happening in Pittsburgh, the author interviewed four prominent Pittsburghers regarding their favorite places in the city. The Priory Hotel was singled out by Andy Warhol Museum Executive Director Eric Shiner as his favorite place for a "sound sleep." Said Mr. Shiner: "It's a unique property, a renovated monastery, with events held in a former church."
Grand Hall at the Priory Named "Best of the Knot" Venue for 2013
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.
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 ...
April 02, 2012
Media Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Priory Hotel and Grand Hall hosted the Austrian American Cultural Society of Pittsburgh's annual Austrian Ball on March 31. The highlight of the event is the presentation of eight young ladies of poise, beauty and scholarship, as covered by the Pittsburgh Pos-Gazette.More ...
February 02, 2012
Media Source: WTAE TV
WTAE TV, Pittsburgh's ABC affiliate, broadcaset this story about a Priory hotel guest, Frank McKinney. McKinney is a real estate developer traveling the country promoting his "Survival to Thrival" project. which seeks to transition the homeless to productive lives. As part of his mission, McKinney traded his place at the "posh" Priory with a resident of a local shelter, David Aikens, who was extremely grateful for his night at our facility.More ...
January 01, 2012
Media Source: Views and Voices Magazine
Author Hilary Daninhirsch tells the story of Priory Hotel and Grand Hall at the Priory in the Weddings issue of this lifestyle magazine.More ...
November 15, 2011
Media Source: WPXI TV
The Priory Hotel's owner and Director of Operations John Graf, Grand Hall General Manager Walter Czapliewicz, and Wedding Sales Specialist Heather McDowell were featured on a segment of the WPXI TV television show "Consumer Sense" with host Dr. Audrey Guskey. The Priory representatives discussed trends in the wedding industry and tips for brides to save money.More ...
November 06, 2011
Media Source: Miami Herald
In this article trumpeting Pittsburgh's rise from gritty steeltown to hip, urban destination, writer Eleanor Berman lists the Priory Hotel as one of four recommended places to stay, calling it "a 42 room boutique hotel with charm." The Priory was the only independent hotel among the four mentioned.More ...
November 01, 2011
Media Source: Pennsylvania Magazine
Writer Bette McDevitt tells the story of the Priory Hotel's first transformation, from monastery to boutique hotel, in 1986 and its second transformation, in 2011, when it expanded from 25 to 42 guestrooms. Writer McDevitt also discusses how the Priory has acted as a linchpin in the redevelopment of its Deutschtown neighborhood in the past 25 years. She notes: "Over the years, awards from the hotel industry and praise from guests have made the Priory Hotel one of the most desirable places to stay in the city of Pittsburgh." McDevitt quotes Western Pennsylvania Small Business Administration District Director Carl Knoblock, who called the Graf family, owners of the Priory, "'bold visionaries who opened a city inn and perhaps helped turn around Pittsburgh's Deutschtown neighborhood. You can see the rehabilitation and civic pride all through this historic neighborhood.'" Electronic versions of this article are available upon request.More ...
October 05, 2011
Media Source: Hotel Business Magazine
The national Trade Publication "Hotel Business" reports on the Priory Hotel's recently complted expansion.More ...