Pittsburgh Hotel Update 2013-2015

November 04, 2013 4:07 PM | Diane Scheuring
Our friends from VisitPittsburgh shared some information on new properties being planned for the Pittsburgh area over the next few years.

Hotel Monaco
Kimpton Hotels is bringing Hotel Monaco to Downtown Pittsburgh. The hotel will be located in the converted James Reed Building and feature 249 rooms, a rooftop hospitality suite, fitness center, banquet and ballroom space and a restaurant. Construction schedule has not been set.

Embassy Suites
Pittsburgh will soon have an Embassy Suites. The hotel will be located on the top 11 floors of the 24-story Oliver office building. Construction on the 228-suite hotel is expected to be completed first quarter of 2015. The Embassy Suites will include a restaurant and lounge, a fitness center and swimming pool, plus conference and banquet facilities. Its entrance will be off Smithfield Street with guest check-in at either the first floor concierge desk or the Sky Lobby on the 24th and 25th floors.

Hyatt House Pittsburgh-South Side
Pittsburgh has opened its first Hyatt House in Pittsburgh’s South Side neighborhood. The hotel includes 136 studio, one- and two-bedroom kitchen suites; free Wi-Fi access and remote printing services; complimentary full hot breakfast; more than 1,500-square-feet of meeting and function space; a 24-hour workout room; guest laundry facilities; an indoor pool and 6,000-square-foot outdoor patio. Kitchen suites will feature a full kitchen, living space, and bedroom. The hotel also offers a 24-hour guest market, plus complimentary grocery shopping available to the extended stay traveler. This new property is located along the Monongahela River with close proximity to the Great Allegheny Passage trail.

Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel
The 200-room Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel, previously the Crowne Plaza Pittsburgh–International Airport Hotel, opened April 2013 after a multimillion dollar renovation. The hotel features new Sheraton design standards, such as the Link@Sheraton Café social hub in the lobby, as well as oversized work desks, ergonomic chairs, high-speed Internet and LCD TVs in the guest rooms. The hotel offers about 9,000 square feet of meeting space in addition to a restaurant, a lounge, an outdoor pool and a renovated fitness facility.

Hampton Inn & Suites-Waterfront

Located at the Waterfront entertainment complex in West Homestead, this newly opened hotel features 113 rooms, 33 suites, 1,000-sq.-ft. of meeting space, a 24-hour business center, fitness center, an indoor pool and a 1,500-sq.-ft. outdoor terrace and deck.

DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Greentree

The hotel is undergoing a $17 million transformation that has turned the Radisson Hotel-Greentree into a DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh-Greentree.

Renovations include revamped guestrooms and suites, a new entryway leading guests into an expansive lobby, along with all public spaces, such as the lounge and sports bar, marketplace, health club and pool area. The final phase will focus on the conference center and ballroom expansion, increasing the space from 6,500 to 10,000 square feet. The entire project is to be completed end of 2013.

Pittsburgh Marriott City Center

The Pittsburgh Marriott City Center, located in Downtown Pittsburgh, is in the process of a $7 million property redesign. The most impressive element of the new design is the transformation of the former lobby into the new Great Room. The new space includes seating areas with LCD televisions, a communal table and semi-private areas for working/socializing. The hotel also renovated all 402 guest rooms, the Steelhead Lounge and the 24,000-sq.-ft. of event space on the second floor.   

Fairfield Inn & Suites Pittsburgh North Shore

This will be the third property located between PNC Park and Heinz Field. The 10-story, 135-room hotel will include a lounge and breakfast area. Completion date is TBD.

Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Market Square, the European-like piazza, in Downtown Pittsburgh, will include another new development. Gardens at Market Square, to be completed early 2014, will include a 176-room Hilton Garden Inn, office and retail space and a 300-space parking garage.

Homewood Suites by Hilton

A six-story, 120-unit hotel is planned for Baum Boulevard and Liberty Avenue in Bloomfield.  The hotel will have 80,000 square feet of space, including 5,500 square feet of retail space as well as corporate and banquet meeting rooms.  The hotel will be adjacent to a new 105-vehicle parking lot that will also have space for 48 bicycles. The new hotel is expected to cost $23 million – no construction information has been released.