November 30, 2015
Priory Hotel Front Desk Associate (and Mr. Everything) Adam Frye was awarded a "Spirit of Hospitality" award as hotel/ restaurant "Employee of the Year" for the state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association. In addition to his top notch guest service at the hotel's front desk, Adam helps by tending the Monk's Bar, driving the hotel shuttle, tending the grounds and creating fantastic signs and artwork, including the seasonal cocktail sign in the Monks' Bar.
Priory CEO John Graf Installed as Chairman of the PRLA
November 29, 2015
Priory Hospitality, Inc. President & CEO John Graf was installed as the Chairman of the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association for 2016 at a ceremony at the Doubletree Hotel in Pittsburgh. As Chairman of the PRLA Board, Graf will oversee strategy for the trade organization and will work closely with PRLA President John Longstreet in protecting the interests of the hospitality industry for the state. "I'm honored to be leading a group with so many inspiring members," said Graf. "These are folks who work hard to create friendly and comfortable environments, and who give back so much to the community. I'm looking forward to a productive and fun year!"Priory Hotel Named Stash Star
November 19, 2015
The Priory Hotel was named a Stash Star at Stash Hotel Rewards national meetings in early November. Stash Hotel Rewards is a national network of independent hotels which allows guests to build up reward points for free stays at unique hotels around the country. Stash chose the Priory Hotel because of its "Stash Bash" kick off party and its high level of recruiting new Stash members despite being one of the smallest hotels in the network. Pictured is Priory Hotel Director of Guest Services Tim McGlothlin.
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 ...
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 ...