Fairmont Hotels Sets March Opening Date for 185-Room Pittsburgh Property

1/12/2010

PITTSBURGH—Pittsburgh’s eagerly anticipated premier luxury hotel, Fairmont Pittsburgh, is set to open March 29, 2010. The new hotel will feature 185 guestrooms, 12,000 square feet of event space, and a 6,000-square-foot health club, as well as a full-service restaurant, Habitat, and its feature bar, “Andys.”

The new Fairmont makes its home at Three PNC Plaza, the largest high rise construction project in the city of Pittsburgh in the last 20 years, and one of the largest mixed-use buildings to be certified by the United States Green Building Council in accordance with its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system. By its opening, Fairmont Pittsburgh expects to reach the Gold level of LEED certification which complements Fairmont’s philosophy of operational sustainability and responsible tourism.

“We are thrilled to introduce the Fairmont reputation of luxury and exceptional service to Pittsburgh and pleased that Pittsburghers have already begun recognizing it as the luxury brand in the city,” said Len Czarnecki, general manager for Fairmont Pittsburgh. “We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm for the city, its rich culture and its unique neighborhoods with our guests.”

Part of Market Square District

The new luxury hotel will be a significant addition to the overall renovation and reinvention of downtown Pittsburgh’s Market Square District. According to Mike Edwards, president & CEO of the Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership, “We think that a premier hotel like the Fairmont reinforces the notion that downtown is the center of opportunity in the region and certainly raises the level of service provided to our business travelers and visitors to the Pittsburgh region. We’re very pleased to have Fairmont as part of the downtown package.”

Fairmont Pittsburgh celebrates the city of Pittsburgh’s artistic and industrial history with a design concept that embodies both art and industry. Glass and steel elements are used prominently throughout the hotel, as well as locally-inspired touches in the guestrooms, Habitat restaurant, Andys bar and other public spaces. In addition to the artifacts uncovered during early site excavation, original artwork by Pittsburgh artists and locally-commissioned photography are showcased in guestrooms and throughout the hotel.

Fairmont Pittsburgh features 165 guestrooms, 19 suites and one presidential suite. The design of the guestrooms and suites highlights Fairmont’s commitment to making guests feel at home and includes spacious living and work areas, comfortable furniture, and color palettes inspired by the city’s colorful bridges. Guestrooms will be some of the largest in the city and include floor-to-ceiling windows.

Guestrooms with Local Touches

“It was important to us that guestrooms not only feature contemporary elegance and luxurious hotel amenities, but that they reflect the unique culture, history and art scene that makes Pittsburgh such a great city to live in, work or visit,” said Czarnecki.

Dining options at Fairmont Pittsburgh include Andys bar—whose name celebrates two of Pittsburgh’s most famous Andrews: Carnegie and Warhol—and Habitat restaurant, which will feature world-inspired cuisine utilizing locally-sourced ingredients. Both venues are located within the unique double-height lobby of Fairmont Pittsburgh, allowing easy access from Market Street.

Fairmont Pittsburgh food and beverage offerings will be under the direction of executive chef Andrew Morrison. A native of Cheshire, England, Morrison takes his culinary inspiration from his European training and his adopted city of Pittsburgh, focusing on internationally inspired cuisine and a commitment to locally-sourced ingredients.

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