Restoration Efforts Underway at Hilton Pittsburgh

Aug 30, 2010, 13:14 ET from Hilton Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Exterior renovations have resumed at Hilton Pittsburgh, the city's largest and most recognizable hotel.  

This second stage of the project will transform the property's slim-lined appearance with a dramatic wave-like exterior facade that pays tribute to the city's Three Rivers.

Located at the gateway to Pittsburgh' s internationally famous Golden Triangle, the hotel's striking gold aluminum will also be refreshed and the Grand Staircase connecting the Lobby and Ballroom levels will be installed.

In addition, exterior windows have been replaced, the Main Lobby's marble floor is being refurbished, and carpeting at the property's main entrance is being replaced with beautiful stonework.

These Phase Two improvements will complement the gorgeous comfort and elegance of Hilton Pittsburgh's newly renovated guest rooms.  Phase One featured a $30 million interior renovation that gutted every floor to completely update the rooms, HVAC & plumbing. Now all 712 beautifully appointed guest rooms provide greater comfort, style and convenience along with breathtaking views of the city's skyscape or Three Rivers.

In addition to its physical changes, the property has also welcomed new leadership.  On Wednesday, Prism Hotels and Resorts, a full-service hotel management and hotel receivership company, was appointed to oversee day-to-day hotel operations.  A longstanding partner with Hilton Worldwide, Prism manages many assets across numerous brands within the Hilton family.  

About Hilton Pittsburgh

Under the venerable Hilton flag for 50+ years, Hilton Pittsburgh is the city's largest and most recognizable hotel.  Adjacent to Point State Park, the property is conveniently located near Heinz Field, PNC Park, the Cultural District, and the Convention Center.  

Each of Hilton Pittsburgh's 712 guest rooms features flat panel HDTV, Hilton's Serenity Collection Bed and Bath amenities, and world renowned Lavazza® in-room coffee.

Hilton Pittsburgh currently features 40,000 square feet of flexible function space, including Pittsburgh's largest hotel ballroom and a state-of-the-art Conference Center. The property employs almost 500 local residents and welcomes hundreds of conventions and special events each year.

Additional information about Hilton Pittsburgh may be found on the company's Web site:

About Hilton Hotels

Hilton Hotels is the stylish, forward-thinking global leader of hospitality that welcomes guests in more countries than any other full-service hotel brand. The Hilton brand currently includes more than 530 hotels and resorts in 76 countries, and plans to serve travelers in 80 countries by the end of 2011. By offering innovative products, services and amenities, Hilton Hotels & Resorts enables travelers to be at their best 24/7, whether traveling for business or leisure. Start your journey at

About Prism Hotels & Resorts

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Prism Hotels & Resorts is one of the nation's fastest growing full service hotel management companies.   

A respected leader in managing full service assets, the company currently manages more than 9,000 rooms in 22 states. Prism's portfolio encompasses properties in the luxury, resort, upper upscale full-service, and premium select-service segments under the premier hotel brands of Marriott, Hilton, Starwood, InterContinental, Radisson and Wyndham, as well as independent hotels and resorts. 

Noted for aggressive sales, revenue management and smart expense controls, Prism Hotels & Resorts is a longstanding partner with Hilton Worldwide and manages many assets across numerous brands within the Hilton family.  Additional information about Prism Hotel & Resorts may be found at  

SOURCE Hilton Pittsburgh