Priory in the Media
Lawmakers Think Drink Tax Could Save Struggling Cities
October 28, 2013
Media Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Priory Hotel owner John Graf was quoted in this article regarding a potential plan by the Pennsylvania state legislatiure to permit certain distressed municipalities to impose a 10% tax on alcoholic beverages sold at bars and restaurants in those municipalities.  Graf pointed out how such a tax would be counterproductive, putting additional pressures on small businesses in areas that are already struggling.  

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Allegheny County Health Department Raising Permit Fees 25%
September 11, 2013
Media Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

John Graf, owner of the Priory Hotel, is quoted in this article regarding a 25% jump in the fees for inspecting restaurants and other food service facilities, noting that the increase would be easier on businesses if it was let out in smaller portions as opposed to all at once.  

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A Castle in Wilmerding Searches for Its White Knight
August 14, 2013
Media Source: Wall Street Journal

Priory Hotel owner John Graf is featured in this front page Wall Street Journal story regarding his efforts to transform an iconic building in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs into a boutique hotel, event facility and restaurant, and how, if he is successful, the project could be the cornerstone of the revitalization of a proud Pittsburgh area community.  

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New Service Sells Weddings at a Discount
July 23, 2013
Media Source: KDKA TV

KDKA TV's Kristine Sorensen talks to Priory Hotel owner John Graf about the Priory's participation with Bridal Brokers," a service which connects couples who have canceled weddings and those ccouples who are willing to step into their shoes foir venues, florists, and other services.  

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John Graf and the Priory Hotel
July 20, 2013
Media Source: Your American Story

Priory Hotel owner John Graf is intereviewed by entrepreneur and "Your American Story" radio show host D. Raja regarding the Priory's founding, its recent success, and Graf's efforts to acquire and transform the historic "Westinghouse Castle" building in Pittsburgh's eastern suburbs into a boutique hotel.  

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John Graf on Wage Policies at the Priory Hotel
July 11, 2013
Media Source: WESA 90.5 FM

Priory Hotel owner John Graf, interviewed by this NPR affiliate's Paul Guggenheimer, emphasizes how the Priory Hotel emphasizes a family atmosphere among its staff and how the Priory Hotel is scrupulous in ensuring that its employees hours worked are computed appropriately and that overtime and other benefits are paid when due.  

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Journal Concierge: Insider's Guide to Pittsburgh
June 01, 2013
Media Source: Wall Street Journal

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."    

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Ernst & Young Announces Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 FinalistsCityErn
May 13, 2013
Media Source: City Biz List (DC)

The Ernst and Young accounting firm announced that Priory Hospitaility Group owner John Graf was one of the finalists for the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for 2013.  

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