Last month, Wyndham opened the doors of a new property that gives a local landmark new life. The TRYP by Wyndham brand transformed a historic trade school building into not only a hotel, but also a celebration of local art and culture.
The TRYP by Wyndham Pittsburgh/Lawrenceville channels Lawrenceville’s industrial past, new arts and design scene and authentic vibe. The building was originally the Washington Education Center, a vocational trade school that played a major role in the development of the surrounding neighborhood. Now guests see the remnants of classrooms and the topics taught in each as they peruse the property, from the guestrooms and social spaces to two restaurants, a coffee bar and a wine shop.
The two restaurants include street-level Brick Shop and rooftop-situated Over Eden. The former offers classic contemporary American fare and an in-house butchery, while the latter specializes in fresh, shareable plates.
Local architecture firm Desmone Architects worked on the property, as did locally rooted hospitality brand The Century Group.
“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,” said Josh Aderholt, principal, Century Group. “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 our local expertise and the support of a hospitality powerhouse like Wyndham — would thrive among the distinct culture in Lawrenceville.”
“Lawrenceville is one of Pittsburgh’s fastest-growing neighborhoods, with a budding future in technology built upon its historic industrial past,” added Anthony Emanuelo, brand leader, TRYP by Wyndham. “We are committed to growing the TRYP by Wyndham brand in destinations with unique local culture for travelers to explore. Our collaboration with the Century Group, which knows Pittsburgh and has a strong passion for hospitality, empowers the unique identity of the hotel as a new landmark in Lawrenceville with a storied history all its own.”
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