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Priory Hotel Owner Acquires Historic Westinghouse Castle
Tuesday, 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.    

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Priory Hospitality Group Named Family Owned Business of the Year
Friday, 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."  

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Indulge During Lent with Our Not Pat O'Brien's Hurricane!
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Try our "Not Pat O'Brien's Hurricane" at our Monks' Bar, available throughout Lent.  It may not be from Pat O'Brien's off of Bourbon Street, but it's an excellent concoction put together by our Priory mixologist Nikki.  The cocktail is just $9.00, and $1.00 from every hurricane purchased will be donated to Catholic Charities Saving Grace campaign!  

CNN Features Priory Hotel Among
Friday, February 05, 2016

The Priory Hotel was featured recently in a profile of six hotels worldwide which operate in converted churches. The Priory was one of only three U.S. hotels profiled, as the article focused on properties from the Netherlands to Vietnam.  

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Adam Frye Receives PRLA "Employee of the Year" Award
Monday, November 30, 2015

Priory Hotel Front Desk Associate (and Mr. Everything) Adam Frye was awarded a "Spirit of Hospitality" award as hotel/ restaurant "Employee of the Year" for the state of Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Restaurant & Lodging Association.  In addition to his top notch guest service at the hotel's front desk, Adam helps by tending the Monk's Bar, driving the hotel shuttle, tending the grounds and creating fantastic signs and artwork, including the seasonal cocktail sign in the Monks' Bar.  

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