June 15, 2016
The Priory Hotel, already in the Tripadvisor Hall of Fame, was awarded its sixth straight Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence, which is awarded to hotels with an average rating of four or more stars out of five for the previous year. With its 4.5 stars, the Priory Hotel is in the top 5% of hotels throughout the nation rated by Tripadvisor users. "We are extremely pleased and proud of this honor," noted Priory Hotel General Manager Rebecca Lazeration. "We are especially gratified in knowing that this award is created by the ratings of the guests who stay with us, and for whom our team has delivered a great experience."Priory Hotel Owner Acquires Historic Westinghouse Castle
June 07, 2016
Priory Hotel owner John Graf acquired the Westinghouse Castle building in Wilmerding, PA, about 15 miles east of downtown Pittsburgh. As explained in the story, Graf plans to turn the building, which served as the office building for George Westinghouse's air brake company, into a boutique hotel, event center and restaurant, similar to the Priory Hotel. The building, vacant for nearly four years, was made available through sheriff's sale. Graf is presently raising funds to begin the project, which, if things proceed according to plan, should open some time in 2019.
Priory Hospitality Group Named Family Owned Business of the Year
May 13, 2016
The Pittsburgh Business Times named Priory Hospitality Group the Family Owned Business of the Year in the 51-75 employee category. The award was given at a luncheon at the Fairmont Pittsburgh attended by more than three hundred guests. Priory Hospitality Group President & CEO John Graf and Chairman & Founder Ed Graf were present to accept the award. Said John Graf: "It was a real honor to be recognized by this great publication. We take a lot of pride in having multiple generations working at our Priory Hotel, Grand Hall at the Priory, and Priory Fine Pastries, and in the success that each generation has brought to the business."
November 30, 2012
Media Source: Travel Daily News
This article notes the Priory's notching the closing of its 25th year in business, with an eye toward many more years of successful operations.More ...
November 20, 2012
Media Source: North Side Chronicle
The North Side Chronicle's Kelsey Shea covered the Priory Hotel's 25th Anniversary celebration in November 2012.More ...
October 07, 2012
Media Source: Yahoo! Travel
In a tour of 10 (unexpectedly) romantic United States Cities, Yahoo! Travel mentions just one hotel in Pittsburgh -- the Priory Hotel! "For optimum romance, check into the Priory Hotel, a former Benedictine monastery on the City's North Side, with just 42 cozy rooms, a fireplace in the lobby, and an on call shuttle to downtown."More ...
October 03, 2012
Media Source: KDKA TV
Priory Fine Pastries is named one of the top locations for Autumn Desserts in Pittsburgh in this piece by KDKA TV, Pittsburgh's CBS network affiliate.More ...
September 26, 2012
Media Source: WPXI TV
A slide show of the crowd at the Pittsburgh Wine Opener eventto benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation in September 2012.More ...
August 26, 2012
Media Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
A brief story on the "Salute Your Troops" gala held at the Grand Hall at the Priory, which featured many local celebrities and government officials.More ...
June 26, 2012
Media Source: Tripadvisor.com
We are pleased to announce that TripAdvisor.com awarded the Priory Hotel its Certificate of Excellence, based upon the number of reviews generated by our property and by the quality of those guest evaluations, averaging a 4.5 out of 5 in TripAdvisor user evaluations.More ...
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 ...