It might always be sunny in Philadelphia, but if you’re looking for the latest and greatest in the worlds of arts, sports, architecture and business, Pittsburgh is where all the heat is at lately. It’s one of the great comeback stories in the country: A down-on-its-luck steel town comes roaring back in a style that would make Rocky Balboa jealous, which makes sense when you consider that Sporting News has dubbed Pittsburgh the “Best Sports City” in America. The city is now a shining example of urban modern renewal with art galleries, restaurants and award-winning stadiums creating an inviting metropolitan landscape second to none. It’s also buttoned-up and ready for business, with a thriving high-tech sector and serving as the ZIP code for 10 Fortune 500 companies.
And right in the heart of the Pittsburgh renaissance is yet another reason to come visit: the new Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh. The latest addition to our portfolio in the Northeast, the Hotel Monaco is slated to debut in late 2014 in a nine-story Beaux Arts building from 1903. Mirroring much of the revitalization taking place in the city, the new 247-room hotel — with nearly 9,000 square feet of meeting and event space — will be a shining example of adaptive reuse. It’s situated in the city’s buzz-worthy Golden Triangle across from Mellon Square and near the CONSOL Energy Center and USX Tower.
Though the architecture and design will celebrate the building’s historic legacy, the hotel will also feature a chef-driven restaurant, design-forward boutique style and uncompromising Kimpton service that are all hallmarks of our brand.
The prime downtown location makes the Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh the perfect base for exploring the amazing array of experiences the city has to offer. For sporting types, the city offers a full roster of championship teams and fan-friendly venues including Heinz Field, home of the six-time NFL champion Pittsburgh Steelers; PNC Park, the Pirates’ home ballpark, rated the country’s best by Travel + Leisure; and CONSOL Energy Center, home ice of three-time Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins. But sporty “Sixburgh” is also home to stellar museums, the architectural treasures of Frank Lloyd Wright and the galleries, performances and installations of the loved-by-locals Cultural District.
With such an amazing line-up of attractions, it’s easy to see why Pittsburgh and Kimpton are going to make a winning combination for years to come.