Luxury hotels are on the rise in the city of Pittsburgh. The extended-stay Hyatt House opened in the South Side this past April. And the high-end Hotel Monaco will open on Sixth Avenue downtown next summer and bring 250 luxury rooms to the downtown area. According to Visit Pittsburgh, there are nearly 25,000 hotel rooms in the Pittsburgh Metro region. But with the region experiencing a steady influx of new business opportunities associated with the Marcellus Shale Oil and Gas industry, that number is sure to increase. Complete with all of the amenities you’d expect in a high-end hotel stay, here are the best luxury hotels in Pittsburgh.
510 Market St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
Built of steel and glass, the Fairmont’s design incorporates two building materials with a long history in the city of Pittsburgh. With 169 rooms, 19 suites and one presidential suite, there’s a room for just about every occasion. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold status certified, the Fairmont embraces sustainability with its signature brand of luxury accommodations. For an unforgettable holiday experience, check out the Fire and Ice Package.
Omni William Penn
530 William Penn Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Considered by many to be the crown jewel of luxury hotels in the downtown area, the Omni William Penn blends classic style and décor with 21st century technology and amenities. Since it first opened in 1916, the hotel has been a favorite among movie stars, musicians and politicians visiting Pittsburgh. With 597 smoke-free guest rooms and suites, a 24-hour fitness center, a two-tiered ballroom and 52,000 square feet of meeting and event space, the Omni William Penn has earned its status as a AAA Four Diamond Hotel. Current packages at the Omni include the Elves and Eggnog, Romance Remembered and the “On a Whim” package, which earns guests a 15-percent discount on a two-day stay at any Omni Hotel in the U.S., Canada, Mexico or Puerto Rico.
The Renaissance Pittsburgh
107 6th St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
The French term “Renaissance” means rebirth and calls to mind images of a golden age of culture and style. In the case of the Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel, the rebirth is modern, contemporary and 21st century. With 295 guest rooms and suites, the hotel places heavy emphasis on today’s standards of luxury while recognizing the classic elements of eras past. Enjoy fine dining at Braddock’s American Brasserie or work up a sweat in the 24-hour fitness center. For more information on room types and amenities at the Renaissance, click here.
The Mansion at Maple Heights
5516 Maple Heights Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
The Mansion at Maple Heights blows away the conventional concept of a bed and breakfast. Located in Pittsburgh’s affluent Shadyside, this English manor estate built in 1903 is quickly becoming a favorite among Pittsburghers for everything from wedding receptions to corporate retreats. The sprawling lawns and grand size of the manor belie the fact that only five suites make up the list of rooms available, although they are considerably larger and more luxurious than your “run of the mill” bed and breakfast. Click on the associated link for information on package specials available at the Mansion at Maple Heights.
Marcel Tourdot is a freelance writer from Pittsburgh. His work can be found at Examiner.com.