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.
August 11, 2011
Media Source: KDKA TV
Christine Sorensen interview Priory Hospitality Group Director of Operations John Graf about the Priory's drawing for a free Winter White Wedding for a veteran of the the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan.More ...
August 04, 2011
Media Source: WTAE TV
WTAE TV reports on "A Night for Tassy Part II," a fundraiser to bring Haitian children to Pittsburgh for medical treatment. The Priory was proud to be an event sponsor, and to partner with former "Survivor" stand out Ian Rosenberger to host this very special event.More ...
June 30, 2011
Media Source: KDKA TV
Pittsburgh's CBS affiliate KDKA TV listed the best places in the Pittsburgh to get away from it all:
This European-style hotel offers old world charm with many modern amenities . . . within walking distance of the Warhol Museum, and just a few blocks from PNC Park and Heinz Field. . . .More ...
June 24, 2011
Media Source: WPXI TV
Our Priory Fine Pastries was named as having the second best cupcake in the Pittsburgh region by the viewers of NBC affiliate WPXI TV.More ...
June 01, 2011
Media Source: North Side Chronicle
The North Side Chronicle covers Priory Hospitality Group owner and Director of Operations, John Graf, being named the Family Owned Business Owner of the Year by the United States Small Business Administration.More ...
June 01, 2011
Media Source: Roadside Online
Roadside Online comments on the Priory's new renovations among other observations of our fair city.More ...
May 01, 2011
Media Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch
In town to evaluate what Pittsburgh has to offer for traveling Cardinals fans, writer Joe Holleman noted about his stay at the Priory that: "The staff was unfailingly polite and appropriately informal. In other words, they were nice folks." He also pointed out that his bed was "one of the more comfortable I have beds I have slept on while traveling."More ...
March 29, 2011
Media Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
In an article discussing unique lodging in Pittsburgh, author Patricia Sheridan discusses the Priory's recent expansion.More ...