4 Reasons To Book The Industrialist Hotel in Pittsburgh

Industrialist Hotel

The Industrialist Hotel, Autograph Collectionopened May 6, 2021, in Pittsburgh’s Central Business District, is a key development in the renaissance of the city’s historic downtown. The 124-room hotel is housed within the iconic, 18-story landmark Arrott building, blending old and new by design. Part of Marriott International’s Autograph Collection, the hotel is inspired by Pittsburgh’s resilient history as a steel capital, was meticulously restored and renovated by Desmone Architects and designed by Stonehill Taylor. Here are 5 reasons to book The Industrialist Hotel in Pittsburgh.


The building, constructed in 1902 for James Arrott ─ known as the “Bathtub King of Pittsburgh” for being the first in the region to offer enameled iron bathtubs through his manufacturing business ─ was added to the Pittsburgh History and Landmarks Foundation Historic Landmarks list in 2000. While the historic façade holds rich architectural details, Stonehill Taylor intentionally designed the hotel’s modernized interiors to reflect themes of smoke and molten metal juxtaposed with meticulously preserved details from the turn of the century, including original marble walls, ornate ceilings and iconic arched windows.

The focal point of the ground floor entrance are two modern metal sculptural chandeliers inspired by machinery and steel fabrication. Guestrooms feature a monochromatic color palette, leather accents, smoke-like abstract artworks and ambient lighting, while bathrooms feature dark granite tile, fire-colored custom wallcoverings and brass fixtures.

The Industrialist features more than 1,200 square feet of multi-purpose event space, for meetings and social gatherings, including The Exchange Room, with views of the city and seating for up to 48 people, and The Founders boardroom and library.


The property’s three stylish suite options, including a regal Presidential Suite overlooking the city, feature expansive layouts, distressed oak flooring and floor-to-ceiling skyline backdrops. Rooms are equipped with plush robes, free high speed WiFi, TV streaming capabilities, pet-friendly amenities upon request, access to the 1,000 square foot fitness center and services such as limousine and car rental options, grocery shopping concierge, dry-cleaning and valet parking.

Chef Gavin Hetrick’s restaurant

Helmed by Executive Chef Gavin Hetrick, The Industrialist features a vibrant second-floor lobby lounge, signature restaurant, in-room dining and robust catering capabilities. The Industrialist Lounge, the social center of the hotel and a hub for downtown’s after-work crowd, offers DIY-projects served alongside craft cocktails. With drinks or seasonal nibbles in-hand, guests can embrace the maker spirit for which Pittsburgh is known via the “Makers Menu.” The rotating roster of projects includes leather, parchment and candle making – many of which feature partnerships with local Pittsburgh artisans – along with hands-on workshops, communal seating and happy hour specials.

The bar has vibes

The Rebel Room, a stylish bar and signature restaurant influenced by Pittsburgh’s revolutionaries, draws in passersby through its street-level entrance. Aligning with the strong mixology program, the bar itself is a focal point imitating a large hearth with warm backlighting, copper mesh coverings and a two-toned patina bar top reminiscent of molten steel. While wine, draft beer and signature craft cocktails like In Rebel Fashion with Basil Hayden’s 10 year Rye may be sipped at the bar, guests can also indulge in menu standouts such as Sweet Potato Poutine and Peppercorn Crusted Ahi Tuna, or heartier dishes such as Short Rib and Steak Frites. The Rebel Room will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

To celebrate the opening, the hotel has introduced a Grand Opening offer of 20% off and 5,000 Marriott Bonvoy bonus points per night any day of the week, valid through July 31, 2021. Reservations can be made by calling +1 (888) 236-2427.

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