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April 30, 2013
Hotel Openings & Development, Hyatt House

Fast Facts About Hyatt House’s Newest City: Pittsburgh

HYATT house, our extended stay brand, continues growing across the United States! Last week, the brand took on a new city with the opening of HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side, marking the 56th hotel for the brand. To celebrate the opening, we thought we’d take this time to share some little-known facts about the highly visited city.

  • While there are many museums of modern art around the globe today, Pittsburgh was home to the very first. The Carnegie Museum of Art opened in 1895.
  • Pittsburgh lost the “h” in its spelling in 1891, but after 20 years of protest, the U.S. Board on Geographic Names relented and the “h” was restored.
  • Known as the City of Bridges, Pittsburgh has more than 446 bridges.
  • Pittsburgh’s Civic Arena boasts the world’s first auditorium with a retractable roof.
  • More than 50 major films have been shot on location in the area during the past decade, including the Academy Award-winning The Silence of the Lambs, Lorenzo’s Oil and Hoffa.
  • The Big Mac, one of the world’s most famous hamburgers, was ‘invented’ near Pittsburgh by McDonald’s franchise owner Jim Delligatti in 1967 and distributed nationally in 1968.

The 136-room HYATT house Pittsburgh-South Side will offer guests the brand’s signature Kitchen Suites, free Wifi, complimentary Morning Spread breakfast, range of public spaces, and amenities that make it easy to transition from home to hotel. Situated in Pittsburgh’s SouthSide Works shopping, dining and entertainment district, the hotel is near many corporate headquarters and minutes from universities. Travelers will also find CONSOL Energy Center, Heinz Field, PNC Park, and the Cultural District in downtown Pittsburgh and the North Shore just a few miles away.

Whether it’s the modern art, bridges, retractable roof, or warm hospitality that brings you to Pittsburgh, we hope you’ll come say “hi” to the newest HYATT house!

A friendly reminder about the city's commonly forgotten letter.

A friendly reminder about the city’s commonly forgotten letter.

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