Thursday, March 13, 2014
A wine tasting to benefit Three Rivers Rowing Association's Juniors program, which trains Pittsburgh area youth in physical fitness and the life long sport of rowing.Pittsburgh Donnybrook
Monday, March 17, 2014
A novel event for Pittsburgh's Grand Hall -- a boxing match featuring 11 amasteur fighters from Ireland versus 11 Pittsburgh fighters.
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
February 05, 2014
Columnist Brian O'Neill tells the story of how the Pittsburgh Donnybrook, a boxing event at Pittsburgh's Grand Hall (March 17, 2014 - St. Patrick's Day!) featuring 11 fighters from Ireland squaring off agains 11 Pittsburgh fighters, was cobbled together by a crew of Irish American Pittsburghers.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Tripadvisor, the noted travel and tourism website, bestowed on the Priory Hotel its coveted "Certificate of Excellence" for 2013 in early June. It was the Priory's third year in a row receiving the award, which is based upon unbiased ratings of travelers who have stayed at the hotel. The Priory's 4.5 star rating out of five stars places it among the top 5% of all hotels rated by Tripadvisor nationwide.More ...
Thursday, June 06, 2013
The Priory Hotel received a prominent mention in an article in the weekend version of the Wall Street Journal on June 1, 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."More ...
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Our Grand Hall at the Priory Banquet facility has been named by the Knot magazine and website The Knot.com aa a "Best of the Knot" venue. This is the seventh consecutive year that the Grand Hall at the Priory has received this honor, which is generated by votes of readers of the popular wedding planning magazine and website.More ...
Thursday, April 26, 2012
The League of American Bicyclists has named the Priory Hospitality Group a Bronze Medal winner in the national "Bike Friendly Business" category. This award comes on the heels of the Priory Hotel being noted by Bike Pittsburgh as a regional "Bike Friendly" Business. The League of American Bicyclists, based in Washington, DC, is a national organization devoted to the promotion of bicycle ridership and safety, and advocacy for the creation of safer bicycling environments. The Priory Hospitality Group was so honored due to its investment into physical structures to promote bicycle riding among staff and hotel guests, including the installation of changing and showering facilities for employees, and the construction of bike shelters and racks on and off the property. The Priory also offers a range of bike repair tools, bike maps, and similar amenities for hotel guests.
"We're exceptionally gratified to receive this bronze award from the League of American Bicyclists," said Priory Hospitality Group Director of Operations John E. Graf. "It's a real testament to the commitment of our staff to implement the things we needed to in order to receive this designation. "More ...
Thursday, April 05, 2012
Our Grand Hall at the Priory was named one of Pittsburgh's Best Restaurants recently, coming in first place in the banquet facility category. The award is bestowed by vote of the readers of Pittsburgh Magazine. It is the second year in a row that the Grand Hall at the Priory has come in first in this category. The Pittsburgh Magazine "Best Restaurants" party is being held on June 4, 2012, at Heinz Field. The Grand Hall at the Priory is operated by General Manager Walter Czapliewicz, while the kitchen is helmed by Executive Chefs Mike Henney and Pete Phillipy.More ...