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."
The Priory offers a wide variety of complimentary amenities to its guests, including: Among the Priory’s amenities are:
- In-room safe, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers
- Complimentary On Call Shuttle
- Complimentary high speed wireless Internet service throughout the hotel and hard-wired Internet service in select guest rooms
- Complimentary expanded continental breakfast
- Complimentary parking
- Complimentary Fitness Center
- Complimentary Business Center
- Complimentary weekday morning shuttle to downtown and North Side destinations
- Verdant garden courtyard and Victorian porch
- Sitting room with working wood fireplace
- New RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Device) technology for access to guestrooms, parking and guest areas
The Priory Hotel is pleased to announce a complimentary shuttle service to central city locations. The shuttle is completely free of charge to hotel guests. Need a lift to your meeting downtown? Done. Need a ride to nearby PNC Park for a Pirate Game? Done. Don't feel like walking to one of our many local restaurants? We'll take you there and pick you up!
This service is "on call" -- you tell us when you'd like to leave and when you'd like to be picked up. We'll take care of the rest. You won't need a cab if you're traveling anywhere in the center city region of Pittsburgh (see below for a definition).
Our shuttle also works in conjunction with all of our packages, so our Cultural District, Rivers Casino and Discover the Strip packages now include your transportation to and from your destinations. It could hardly be more convenient.
The shuttle will also be available for special events like Steeler football games and concerts.
Here are shuttle hours and areas of service:
Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.
Area of Service: (1) All North Shore/ lower North Side locations from Washington's Landing to the East to Manchester in the West, and as far North as Sampsonia Street; (2) All Downtown locations, as far East as Consol Arena; (3) All Strip District Locations as far East as 31st Street; and (4) Station Square.
All shuttle riders must be hotel guests to qualify for the complimentary service. Non-hotel guests may use the shuttle for a fee.
We are very excited about this fabulous new amenity, and think our guests will love it too.
Welcome to the ultimate Mini-Bar. The Monks’ Bar, which debuted in February 2011, is, with 14 seats, the smallest bar in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. But small does not mean less than mighty, as the Monks’ Bar boasts a huge collection of top shelf liquors, an excellent wine list and an ever-changing list of microbrews. Topping things off is a menu of hard-to-find classic cocktails, hearkening back to a more genteel era where one savored the subtle blend of liquors whose sum of parts was greater than the whole. Ask for our own Monktini!
If you’re hungry, be sure to enjoy one of our simple but delicious snacks and sandwiches prepared especially for you. Happy hour from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, with $2.00 off our entire selection of cocktails, microbrews, wines and other heady concoctions.
The Monks’ Bar is open daily from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The Monks’ Bar is open to the public.
The Priory’s business center, nestled on the ground level of the new wing, has two workstations for those without their own computers, as well as a laser printer. Fax and copying services are also available.
The Priory offers a fully furnished fitness center on the ground level of the new wing, featuring brand new (circa 2011) equipment, including
- Ketler Upright Exercise Bike
- Cybex Weight Machine
- Matrix Treadmill
- Matrix Elliptical Machine
- Curl Bar
There’s nothing like fresh air when you’re traveling, and it can be in short supply if you are staying in the city. At the Priory, the outdoors is always available in our garden courtyard. With its fountain and awning-enclosed Victorian porch, the Priory’s courtyard makes for the perfect place to have your breakfast or a relaxing drink at the end of the day. You can make your plans, or just clear your head and listen to the gurgling water.
At the Priory Hotel, we don’t just take care of our guests – we take care of their bicycles too.
Located just blocks from the Allegheny River bike trail, and just miles from beginning of the Great Allegheny Passage, which goes from McKeesport through Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands and through Maryland into Washington, DC, the Priory is a great option for bicycle enthusiasts. Whether you want to incorporate bike touring into your Pittsburgh visit, or you want to use Pittsburgh as your jumping off point for your adventure to the nation’s capital, the Priory has sought to make itself as “bike friendly” as possible.
The Priory offers a variety of bike repair tools and maintenance items (such as chain lube), as well as an air condenser, to assist in equipment tune-ups. The hotel has also created indoor and outdoor storage spaces for bicycles, including a specially designed bike shelter in the hotel’s courtyard. (Please let us know in advance if you’d like to use our bicycle storage spaces, as space is limited).
And with the Priory’s complimentary, easy in-and-out parking, and its central location, the Priory makes a great choice for the traveling bike enthusiast.
Allegheny General Hospital
The Priory Hotel offers special rates for patients and close family members of persons receiving treatment at Allegheny General Hospital. Allegheny General Hospital is located approximately eight blocks from the Priory Hotel. Please contact our Front Desk at (866) 3PRIORY or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.