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.
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 ...
September 15, 2011
Media Source: The Strip Magazine
"The Strip" magazine, a publication devoted to reporting about the goings on in Pittsburgh's fresh produce and meat district, the "Srip Distric," published a review of the Priory Hotel's new wing.More ...
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 ...