Featuring the work of Desmone Architects and Stonehill Taylor, the new Autograph Collection Hotel in Pittsburgh pays homage to the heritage and modern spirit of Steel City.
The new hotel with 124 keys combines outstanding design and a sense of community in the central business district of the historic city center.
Be inspired by Pittsburgh’s legacy
The Autograph Collection is owned by HRI Properties and managed by HRI Lodging, The Industrialist Hotel. She takes over the 18-story Arrott landmark. The property was restored and renovated by Desmone Architects and designed by Stonehill Taylor.
Social areas include a dynamic lobby bar, lounge with fireplace and the modern American restaurant The Rebel Room, as well as additional facilities such as a 1,000 m² fitness center.
“The revival of this iconic building captures the spirit of Pittsburgh and honors the creators who built the city,” said Robert Brashler, general manager of the hotel. “The hotel thoughtfully articulates the new industrialists who are shaping Pittsburgh’s future through engaging interactions and inspired spaces. We look forward to welcoming guests to The Industrialist for an authentically crafted, local experience. “
The newest social center in the steel city
The building that houses this hotel was first built in 1902 for James Arrott, known as the “Bathtub King of Pittsburgh” for being the first in the region to offer enameled tiled bathtubs, the Landmark Foundation’s list of historic landmarks in the year 2000.
The building’s historic facade is now complemented by a modern interior that combines themes such as smoke and molten metal with preserved details such as ornate ceilings, arched windows, and marble walls. Two sculptural chandeliers inspired by steel production form the focal point of the entrance area. Rooms have a monochromatic color palette, smoke-like abstract artwork, and ambient lighting. Three suite options, including the Presidential Suite, offer city views and expansive floor plans.
From the lobby lounge and the typical restaurant to food and catering in the room, the culinary offer is managed by chef Gavin Hetrick. The Industrialist Lounge is the hotel’s social heart, offering artisanal cocktails and a Makers Menu with projects such as leather, parchment, and candle making with local artisans. The Rebel Room’s signature restaurant and stove-inspired bar offer set menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner, combined with a strong mixology program.
In addition to these social areas, the hotel has more than 1,200 m² of event space, not least the Exchange Room, which can accommodate up to 48 people with a view of the city. Services include limo and rental car options, plus a concierge for grocery shopping, dry cleaning and valet parking.