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."
Look no further for a summer getaway that offers the comfort of a peaceful evening respite along with the thrills and chills of Pittsburgh's two fabulous fun parks, Kennywood and Sandcastle.
Located just 10 miles from The Priory, on the banks of the Monongahela River, Kennywood Park is one of America's premier amusement parks. Featuring four world class rollercoasters -- including the renowned Phantom's Revenge and Thunderbolt -- as well as a wide variety of family friendly rides, Kennywood mixes turn-of-the-century charm with high tech thrill rides of the modern day.
Just down the river from Kennywood is Sandcastle, a waterpark offering the chance to chill out by a peaceful pool or to turn up the thrills in its massive wave pool, the Mon Tsunami, or on one of its 15 waterslides.
The Kennywood/ Sandcastle package includes an overnight in a standard room at The Priory , along with a fun basket (filled with peanuts, candy, Cracker Jack, bottled water, and other treats) in your room at check-in, and two tickets to your choice of either Kennywood or Sandcastle Parks.
Rates: $229.00-249.00 plus tax (per double occupancy).
This package is obviously only good during the Kennywood/Sandcastle season and is subject to park availability. Sandcastle's season is June 9 - August 26, and September 1-3. Kennywood's season is May 16 - August 26. Check the parks' websites for more details and times of operation.Rates: $229-$249 plus tax (per double occupancy).
Visit the Kennywood Park Website