Source: Wall Street Journal
June 01, 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."
With uncertain economic times, many folks are conserving economic resources and, rather than jetting to Hawaii or the Caribbean, taking time to explore their own backyard. This phenomenon, known as “staycations,” has been reported on in local and national media noting the sharp uptick in travelers taking short vacations to destinations within easy driving distance of their homes. Pittsburgh, with its concentration of museums, zoos, theater and other attractions, as well as its varied architecture and geography, is in a sense a staycation paradise. An easy drive from Buffalo, Erie, Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown, West Virginia and western Maryland, and Altoona and Harrisburg, a Pittsburgh staycation is at most a few hour drive for millions of people. Not one to miss a trend, The Priory Hotel is proud to offer the Pittsburgh Staycation package, blending overnights in our historic and comfortable Priory Hotel with tickets to area attractions, including many which are within walking distance of The Priory The Pittsburgh Staycation package includes a two-night stay in one of our standard guest rooms and two tickets to any four of the following Pittsburgh attractions: Carnegie Museum of Natural History National Aviary Carnegie Science Center Children's Museum of Pittsburgh Heinz History Center Mattress Factory Museum of Pittsburgh Andy Warhol Museum Phipps Conservatory Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium (See our Pittsburgh Attractions page for more info on these unique local offerings.) Two tickets to either a Gateway Clipper Sightseeing Cruise or a Just Ducky Tours duck boat cruise on Pittsburgh's three rivers (subject to ticket availability). And a "Welcome to Pittsburgh" snack basket. *Children 12 and under stay for free at The Priory. Children’s tickets to attractions may be added to package price, and will vary by attraction.Package rate: $219/nt + tax. Package is a minimum of two nights. Additional nights may be reserved for $140/nt.