Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

Client
Sage Hospitality Resources
Scale
286 keys
Location
2001
Year Complete
Complete

About

Renovation of the historic Fulton Building into a 4-star Marriott Renaissance hotel. Originally developed in 1906 by Andrew Carnegie’s partner, Henry Phipps, as part of a group of buildings. This sole remaining building of the group is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The project received a 20% Federal Historic Tax Credit.

Design

After the hotel suffered years of neglect, the renovation included major facade repair, window replacement, revival of a 30 ft. diameter glass dome, and copper restoration utilizing 40,000 lbs. of baking soda, the largest of its kind since the Statue of Liberty restoration.

The astonishing lobby skylight dome was backlighted after having been blacked-out in the event that the steel production capital of Pittsburgh were to be bombed.

Press

Renovated Fulton Building opening as Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | March 2001

Unearthing a Gem in Pittsburgh
Urban Land | October 2001

Awards

2001 Hotel of the Year
Renaissance Hotels and Resorts