Marriott Opens in Pittsburgh

14th Jul 2003

Marriott International, Inc. (NYSE:MAR) today announced the opening of the 295-room Pittsburgh Marriott North, the first full-service hotel to open in Cranberry, Penn., in more than 15 years. Located at 100 Cranberry Woods Drive, this latest addition to the Marriott Hotels & Resorts portfolio will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by a partnership consisting of Winegardner & Hammons, Inc. and Eagle Realty Group, and managed by Winegardner & Hammons. The eight-story hotel plans to employ more than 130 associates.
Ideally situated in Cranberry Woods Business Park at the intersection of Rt. 228 and Interstate 79, the Pittsburgh Marriott North is among the first new businesses spurred by the state of Pennsylvania’s project to connect Interstate 79 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The property is 30 miles from Pittsburgh International Airport and conveniently located near many area companies, including MSA, Verizon, Emerson and PPG.

The Pittsburgh Marriott North offers 14,000 square feet of meeting space, including eight executive boardrooms. For large-scale functions, the hotel features a 7,500-square-foot ballroom ideal for banquets and corporate or social events. Technological capabilities include wireless high-speed internet access in all meeting rooms and public spaces, comprehensive audiovisual services, and a fully equipped business center.
Guest rooms are handsomely appointed and feature the Marriott Bed with down duvets. Other amenities include two-line telephones, high-speed internet access, voice mail and data ports, cable television with pay-per-view movies, in-room coffee and tea service, hairdryer, iron and ironing board. More than 200 guest rooms have been designated as “The Room That Works,” specifically designed for business travelers with a moveable desk, glare-free desk lamp, ergonomic desk chair and power outlets located at desk level for convenient access. The property also offers a concierge level with upgraded amenities, bathrobes and a concierge lounge serving daily continental breakfast and cocktails.

The hotel’s restaurant and lounge, RiverCity Grille, features contemporary American cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Additional hotel amenities include a fitness center with indoor lap pool, a gift shop and “At Your ServiceSM” guest assistance, offering access to all hotel services with just one call.

For more information or reservations, contact the Pittsburgh Marriott North at (724) 772-3700, call the Marriott Worldwide Reservations Center at (800) 228-9290, or visit the Marriott web site at Marriott Hotels & Resorts properties participate in the company’s award-winning Marriott Rewards® frequent guest program. Members earn their choice of points toward free vacations or frequent flyer mileage for dollars spent at nearly 2,300 Marriott hotels worldwide.
Eagle Realty Group, a full-service commercial real estate company, offers a comprehensive range of services covering three core real estate areas: Investment Management offers asset management and investment advisory services; Residential Property Management serves apartment and condominium communities; and NAI Eagle provides commercial property management and brokerage services. The organization currently oversees investment portfolios consisting of over 25 million square feet of all types of real estate across the U.S. valued in excess of $2.3 billion.
Winegardner & Hammons, Inc., is a full-service hotel management company with a reputation for progressive and successful management. The WHI owned/managed portfolio includes resorts, all-suite, extended-stay, full-service and conference center hotels in many diverse markets across the U.S. WHI currently manages over 30 hotels in the U.S., including most major hotel brands. Among the hotels WHI currently manages are the new Hartford/Windsor Marriott, the Chicago Marriott Northwest and the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport Marriott South. For more information on WHI, visit


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