TRYP Journeys To Pittsburgh
Desmone Architects converting school to Wyndham lifestyle hotel
TRYP by Wyndham has announced that its next U.S. locale will be housed in a former school building in Pittsburgh's Lawrenceville neighborhood. The 108-key urban lifestyle hotel is being designed by locally based Desmone Architects and being developed by the Century Group, one of Wyndham Hotel Group's longtime partners.
Slated to open in early 2019, TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville will also be home to more than 2,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, along with a street-level restaurant and rooftop patio dining through collaborations with local chefs.
"Lawrenceville is one of the country's best-kept secrets: a vivacious district of Pittsburgh dripping with its own take on art, culture, food—and a whole network of breweries," says Kate Ashton, brand senior vice president, TRYP by Wyndham. "We hand-picked it as the next stop for TRYP as we expand into up-and-coming destinations travelers want to uncover. Thanks to our strong relationship with Century Group, we have no doubt this hotel will deliver the insider's experience of Lawrenceville for inquisitive travelers."
Josh Aderholt, principal at the Century Group, adds: “As part of the Pittsburgh and Lawrenceville communities, we know how special this city is and wanted the right opportunity to welcome travelers through the eyes of locals. As long-time partners with Wyndham, we've been looking for the perfect opportunity to launch a lifestyle brand and knew that TRYP by Wyndham—backed by the support of a hospitality giant and our local expertise—would thrive among the distinct culture in Lawrenceville."
This will be the fifth U.S. location for TRYP by Wyndham, which recently opened properties in College Station, Texas; St. Augustine, Florida; Xi'an, China; and Dubai, UAE. Upcoming openings include hotels in in Long Island City, New York; El Paso, Texas; Macon, Georgia; Newark, New Jersey; and Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Coral Gables, Orlando, Kissimmee and Bay Harbor, Florida.