HRI Properties and Marriott International 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 hotel, housed in the 18-story historic Arrott building, 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 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.
Designed by Stonehill Taylor, the hotel’s accommodations and amenities comprise 124 guestrooms, a 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 (shown), 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.
Photo: Azeez Bakare Studios