Only Four-Diamond Hotel in Pittsburgh Repeats Honor

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Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Achieves AAA Award for Seventh Consecutive Year

The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel has won the AAA's Four-Diamond Award, the second-highest designation in the organization's rating system.

AAA Four-Diamond Award winners are a select group; for 2008, only 3.2 percent of the 60,000 AAA Diamond-Rated lodgings and restaurants received the prestigious designation.

Renaissance Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh has received the Four-Diamond designation for seven consecutive years, confirmed by Andrew HeLal, General Manager.

Barbara McMahon, Vice President of Operations, Sage Hospitality Resources and former General Manager of the hotel, said that because hotels in North America are surveyed annually by a full-time staff of professional evaluators, with the emphasis on amenities and service in an exceptionally competitive market, maintaining the award designation is of particular significance and one in which she takes great pride.

"Receiving the Four-Diamond Award from AAA is an honor for the Renaissance Pittsburgh team," said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality Resources, the company that manages the hotel. "This award reflects the passion and experience the associates bring to this beautiful hotel, and I am proud of the service they provide our guests day after day."

HeLal and McMahon accepted the award from Jim Lehman, Senior Vice President of Travel and Member Services, AAA and Bevi Powell, Director of Communications, AAA, in a ceremony held at the hotel on June 26.

Also named Top Pittsburgh Luxury Hotel for 2008 by TripAdvisor.com, Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel features 300 deluxe guest rooms and suites and 10,000 square feet of event space in a sophisticated setting. A multi-million dollar renovation beginning in late 2008 will add a posh and contemporary edge to the hotel's two-story marble lobby, restaurant and bar and meeting facilities, as well as significant amenities to guest rooms, including flat-panel televisions.

This opulent grand dame is located in the restored 1906 Fulton Building at 107 Sixth St., downtown Pittsburgh. For reservations or information, call 412-562-1200 or visit http://renaissancepittsburgh.com.

About Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Housed in the classic Fulton Building, this Pittsburgh luxury hotel was masterfully restored, exuding the timeless elegance of old-world charm, while providing the personal service designed for modern contentment. Surrounded by five world-renowned theaters in the heart of The Cultural District, this Pittsburgh hotel near Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Mellon Arena, as well as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center is full of the excitement of the city. A stylish choice among boutique hotels in Pittsburgh, PA, the Renaissance offers lavish guest rooms that combine the luxuries of yesterday with the conveniences of tomorrow. For more information or to make a Pittsburgh hotel reservation, call 412-562-1200 or visit http://marriott.com/hotels/travel/pitbr.

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