June 01, 2015
The Priory Hotel was recently named to the Tripadvisor "Hall of Fame" for earning five consecutive Tripadvisor Certificates of Excellence. To earn a Certificate of Excellence, a hotel must earn an average rating of four stars or better through reviews of actual guests. The Priory has consistently garnered a 4.5 star rating, which ranks it among the top 5% of hotels nationwide.
Priory Hospitality Finalist for Family Owned Business of the Year
May 07, 2015
Priory Hospitality Group was a finalist for the Family Owned Business of the Year in the 51-75 employee category. The award is sponsored by the Pittsburgh Business Times and finalists are evaluated by a panel of judges. Criteria included length of service, number of family employees involved in the community, financial success, and commitment to the community. While PHG did not prevail for the award, ownership and staff were honored to be considered with some innovative Pittsburgh area businesses.
John and Suzanne Graf Named One of Ten "Couples Who Make A Difference"
February 15, 2015
Priory Hospitality owners John and Suzanne Graf were named by Whirl Magainze as one of ten couples who "Make a Difference," recognizing their support of a wide variety of community groups serving residents locally and overseas.
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 ...
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 ...