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HRI Properties to open The Industrialist Hotel, Autograph Collection, in Pittsburgh’s Central buisiness District

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Landmark building reimagined as chic hotel paying homage to the city’s industrial history.

PITTSBURGH – HRI Properties and Marriott International's Autograph Collection announced the expected Spring 2021 opening of The Industrialist Hotel, Autograph Collection, a 124-room hotel located in the heart of Pittsburgh’s downtown Golden Triangle District. 

The Industrialist Hotel, housed in the 18-story historic Arrott building, effortlessly blends old and new, with reimagined interiors inspired by Pittsburgh’s famous history as a steel capital. The building, built in 1902 for James Arrott, once considered the “Bathtub King of Pittsburg” as he was the first in the region to offer enameled iron bathtubs through his Standard Manufacturing Co. business, was added to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks list in 2000. Just one of the few boutique properties in downtown Pittsburgh, the hotel’s name, “The Industrialist,” honors the city’s legacy for American ingenuity while capturing the story of the new Industrialists who are reinventing Pittsburgh into what it is today.

"Our goal with The Industrialist was to embrace the vibrant history of Pittsburgh and create a hospitality experience that captures the city’s creative spirit,” said Tom Leonhard, president and chief executive officer of HRI Properties. “Pittsburgh is continually one of the top cities for livability and innovation, and we anticipate The Industrialist supporting the growth of this great city.”

The Industrialist joins Marriott International’s Autograph Collection brand, a collection of over 200 independent hotels around the world, each selected for its quality, bold originality, rich character and uncommon details. Just like The Industrialist, each hotel in the Autograph Collection is singular and special: Exactly Like Nothing Else, while also offering access to the Marriott Bonvoy travel program. 

Designed by esteemed firm Stonehill Taylor, the hotel's accommodations and amenities comprise 124 guestrooms, including 28 stylish suites, a vibrant lobby bar, fitness center and forthcoming signature modern American restaurant The Rebel Room. The hotel's design creatively preserves the building’s architectural details from the early 1900s, while creating a vibrant place for locals and visitors alike to gather. The Industrialist will also feature more than 1,200 square feet of multi-purpose event space, for meetings and social events.

The hotel’s lobby and lounge, the social hub of the hotel, will be located on the second floor, where guests will find a DIY workshop meets bar, featuring a “maker menu” with tools and kits to create a variety of projects to take home, embodying the maker spirit for which Pittsburgh is known.

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