Hotel Developments & Financial Investing Tips

In many modern countries investing in hotel properties is becoming more and more challenging, due to several aspects, including financial taxation duties, administrative costs and management and locations. Actually, investors who focus on hotel and accommodation properties should always calculate the risks. Location is one of the most important factor which affect the overall success… Read more »

5 Things to Love About Pittsburgh’s Parks

When people talk about things to do in Pittsburgh, the conversation usually goes to the city’s metro areas or its sports team. While Pittsburgh certainly has plenty of thriving urban areas and is home to the Pirates, Penguins and Steelers, there is far more to the area than steel and sports. If you love the… Read more »

7 Things to Do on Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Before It’s Too Late!


Located at the pointe of the beautiful Ohio, Allegheny, and Monongahela Rivers, Pittsburgh is a beautiful city with gorgeous bridges, architecture and provides a beautiful backdrop for a great vacation. But that’s not all there is to Pittsburgh. Summer is arguably the best season to visit Pittsburgh and a summertime vacation in Pittsburgh is provides… Read more »

Summertime Family Fun in Pittsburgh, PA


Summer is a great season to spend with your family, especially when you’re in Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh area offers a wide range of fun activities and attractions worth exploring with your loved ones. From scooting down a natural waterslide, to catching a breathtaking ballgame, to exploring a science center, to taking in a panoramic outlook… Read more »

Uniquely Pittsburgh: Behind the City’s Best Attractions


Once you’ve taken in a sporting event, seen the city’s bridges, and tried the near famous sandwiches covered in French Fries, you may think you’ve seen the best of what Pittsburgh has to offer. This is where you would be oh so wrong, however. To start you off on the right foot, here are ten… Read more »

Going Green, How Pittsburgh is Doing Its Part


Going ‘green’ has never been more important. Every individual, business and organization in a city is encouraged to have as positive an impact on the environment as possible, in order to conserve precious resources and keep the Earth beautiful for years to come. Many cities have done their fair share to contribute to this global… Read more »

Coming Soon to the David L. Lawrence Convention Center


The David L. Lawrence Convention Center in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is home to a diverse arrangement of festivals, celebrations and events. From expos showcasing brides and their attire to “vape” exhibitions, the Convention Center engages its visitors no matter the occasion. And after the day’s festivities are through, there are several David… Read more »

Things Hotel Customers Wish To Find In A Hotel

Behind the success of a great hotel facility there are always specific details and business ideas that make all the difference. Being owner to a big hotel is not what creates a large business and important profits from that hotel – on the contrary, what makes a hotel be a unique and attractive place for… Read more »

10 Can’t Miss Pittsburgh Attractions in 2016

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A stay in Pittsburgh, PA, also known as the Steel City, gives you a chance to visit many of the best attractions the city has to offer. Your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Suites, one of the best hotel in Pittsburgh, can supplement your visit by allowing you to take… Read more »

Pittsburgh Preparing to Host the 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship

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The 2016 U.S. Open Golf Championship will mark the 116th time that a champion has been crowned in this country, and it will be staged on the course that has been home to the U.S. Open more than any other – Oakmont Country Club in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The tournament will be contested from June 16-19… Read more »

Looking Back on a Banner Year for Pittsburgh Restaurants

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There’s no denying that 2015 was a hallmark year for Pittsburgh eateries and food lovers alike. It was a year that saw culinary innovation shine brightly all across the city, as new restaurants and eateries popped up all across Pittsburgh. While the infamous Italian bread sandwiches topped with the classic tomato, Cole slaw and French… Read more »

Tips For Successful Hotel Investments – The Casino Trend

The hotel and accommodation industry is a well performing sector for both investors and customers. Actually, the more this industry is developed, the more offerings and low cost opportunities for customers. Investors who are focused on hotels, should take care of considering some important factors before to launch their efforts in a new business venture:… Read more »

8 Pittsburgh Events to Look Forward to in the New Year – Video


2015 may be behind us, but there is still plenty to look forward to in the city of Pittsburgh for 2016. From countless construction projects and new developments set to open their doors to some of the city’s most beloved festivals, 2016 shows no signs of slowing down the fun, excitement and action in the… Read more »

The Reinvention of Downtown Pittsburgh – Infographic


In the 1970s, Pittsburgh was far removed from its spot atop some of the world’s most sought after accolades and recognitions. Downtown became a desolate area, clouded with the remaining smoke and ashes of a steel industry that was outpaced by foreign competition. The city was in ruin, and the Rust Belt region of our… Read more »

Planning Ahead for Pittsburgh’s Light Up Night

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Pittsburgh is preparing for its 55th Light Up Night event. This annual event, scheduled for November 20th, is the gateway to the Holiday season, offering free entertainment, including music and activities for all ages. From tree lighting ceremonies to firework displays, Light Up Night is the perfect way to add some holiday cheer to your downtown… Read more »

Farm Fresh: Exploring Pittsburgh’s Many Markets


If you’re looking for something interesting to do when you’re in the Pittsburgh area, a visit to one of the local markets a short trip away from downtown Pittsburgh hotel suites is just the ticket. There’s plenty to do in Pittsburgh, from sports to nature walks, but your visit to the city won’t be complete… Read more »

Planning a Pittsburgh Reunion

Regardless of what type of reunion you’re planning, Pittsburgh is the place to be. The city has made it into the top destination lists of several travel authorities, everyone from National Geographic to the Travel Channel. It’s the perfect place to set a family reunion precisely because there are so many things to do and… Read more »

A Couple’s Guide to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Pittsburgh is one of those surprising cities that may not come to mind first as a destination for a romantic getaway, but in truth is worthy of strong consideration for such ventures. The city features a wealth of attractions that appeal to couples, and has a great many romantic dining venues and hotels which would… Read more »

Celebrate Winning The Lottery At The DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel!

Winning the lottery usually catches people by surprise as no one can truly anticipate the day they will finally guess all 5 or 6 numbers and be granted a whopping jackpot. While most people who play do get their hopes high up every time or else they would stop playing altogether, very few actually do… Read more »

Pittsburgh’s Can’t Miss Outdoor Attractions – Slideshow

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Surrounded by rivers, interconnected by trail ways and packed full of parks, the city of Pittsburgh is full of sights and attractions for any true outdoor enthusiast. Whether you’re in town for a visit or just looking for a new urban excursion, it’s all just minutes away when you book your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations at… Read more »

A Walking Tour Through Downtown Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is one of the best cities in America for those who like to explore on their own two feet. A tight-knit downtown area with a number of different regions makes Pittsburgh a great place for pedestrian tourists to take a day and see the sights. Although larger than life at times, downtown Pittsburgh is… Read more »

Fashion and Shopping in the Steel City

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Pittsburgh isn’t often thought of as a fashion destination, but people looking for the latest trends in fashion might be smart to give Pittsburgh a second look. Besides having a thriving downtown where some of the country’s hottest designers have broken new ground, the city is home to Pittsburgh Fashion Week, where hundreds of the… Read more »

Pittsburgh As a Popular Travel Destination?


So what is it that the Bahamas, New Zealand, Costa Rica and Pittsburgh all have in common? While it may seem that one of these things is not quite like the others, each was named to Conde Nast Traveler’s list of top 15 places to go in 2015. For those who live in the Steel… Read more »

Getting Your Summer Started in Pittsburgh, Pa.


Pittsburgh was once the industrial hub for coal mining and steel production, and while in some ways it does still remain true to its manufacturing roots, the city has transformed into a metropolitan center filled with beautiful parks, cultural attractions and so much more that make it a great location for a summer vacation. The… Read more »

Your One-Stop Guide to All Things Pittsburgh – White Paper

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Over the past decade, no city has undergone a complete transformation quite like the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Once heralded as the steel industry capital of America, Pittsburgh has reinvented itself as one of the nation’s leading centers of culture, education and innovation. With its eclectic blend of big city atmosphere and a small town… Read more »

Eating Your Way Through Downtown Pittsburgh


Are you planning a vacation to Pittsburgh? For a city rich in history, it is also rich in delicious foods as well. There are hundreds of restaurants unique to the area, all with different cuisines and offering a fresh look to some of the most classic dishes. Get started eating your way through downtown Pittsburgh… Read more »

5 Benefits of Working with a Hotel Event Planner

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Planning a business meeting can be a lot of work and while many may feel they are prepared to tackle the challenge on their own, others wish to avoid the cost of finding and hiring someone to organize the event. Staying in some of the best Pittsburgh business accommodations, however, gives those planning a meeting… Read more »

Get Outdoors: Top Recreational Activities to Do While in Pittsburgh

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Partly due to the quirky architecture, down-to-earth locals, and endless opportunities for urban adventure, Pittsburgh is often noted as one of the world’s best places to visit. This city has an incredible comfort and vibe that allows visitors to feel completely free to unwind and leave obligations at home. The culture and opportunity is completely… Read more »

9 Pittsburgh Attractions for Guaranteed Family Fun

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Whether you and your family are residents of Pittsburgh or you plan to take your spouse and kids on a vacation to the “Steel City,” there are lots of family-friendly attractions in Pennsylvania’s second-largest city. Blessed with a vast array of museums, parks, and research centers, among other points of interests, it is small wonder… Read more »

Video: Benefits of Hotel Wedding Packages


So you’ve made the announcement, set the date and started creating the guest list. While all of these may seem like you’ve taken a big step in your wedding planning process, the truth is you’ve just begun your exciting new journey. As we slowly make our way into this year’s wedding season, one of the… Read more »

Exploring Downtown Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh is the second largest city in Pennsylvania (behind Philadelphia) and the seat of Allegheny County. Nestled in the Western part of the state, the city is lies at the convergence of the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio Rivers, hence its nickname Three Rivers City. Pittsburgh was home to industrialist Andrew Carnegie’s U.S. Steel Corporation and is also… Read more »

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Reinvigorated Market Square


Pittsburgh’s Market Square has transformed itself in recent years to once again become a hub of activity in the downtown Pittsburgh area. The vibe is joyful and welcoming, with tourists, students, families, and business people alike taking advantage of this exceptional part of downtown. It is jam-packed with arts, delicious new foods to try, and… Read more »

Infographic | Pittsburgh in the News


Extra! Extra! Read all about it! 2014 marked yet another hallmark for the city of Pittsburgh, as they continued to make national headlines and earn accolades amongst some of the top cities in the world. Whether you prefer work or play, Pittsburgh ranks among the top cities in not only the United States, but across… Read more »

The Latest Trends in the Hotel Industry

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The hotel industry continues to go through innovations with sustainability measures. Guests want to stay in hotels where they feel like they are reducing their carbon footprint. Downtown Pittsburgh hotels have been working on implementing new measures. Here are some of the different things hotels are doing to operate a sustainable hotel. Changing Guest Engagement… Read more »

Security Guards

There is a high demand for security guards across many industries and fields. Hotels in the Pittsburg area especially need guards. Becoming an armed security guard requires that you obtain a license. In order to obtain the license you must complete training at a certified facility.   Hotel Security When you want to work at… Read more »

Planning Your Pittsburgh Penguins Hockey Experience


Are you getting ready to plan an exciting vacation to Pittsburgh? Attending a Penguin’s hockey game is one of the most exciting things to do in the city. Finding the right hotel to stay will make a difference in the entire experience. Staying too far away can make it hard to get to the venue… Read more »

5 Reasons to Visit Pittsburgh in 2015

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Pittsburgh has been in resurgence mode as of late. As the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania, the Steel City has recovered from decades of economic turbulence and population decline to become one of the few urban strongholds during the Great Recession. As we get ready to welcome the year 2015, here are five… Read more »

Staying Healthy and Active While You Travel


Fitness is always important, and you shouldn’t let an exercise regimen slip just because you’re away from home. Using the gym in your hotel may be the only way you can stay on top of your fitness regimen for a few days, and it’s a lot easier than you might think to make that work… Read more »

Holiday Season in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh has some of the greatest holiday attractions and events in the country. Pittsburgh has so much to offer during the holidays that people choose to stay at the cultural district hotels, located so close to the festivities. This puts all of their destinations within walking distance, allowing them to enjoy something different every night,… Read more »

A Tourist’s Guide to the Neighborhoods of Pittsburgh


Are you planning your next trip to Pittsburgh? What are some of the best neighborhoods to visit in the Pittsburgh area? Taking in the right highlights while on your vacation will help you gain a unique experience from your trip. Book yourself downtown Pittsburgh hotel suites to gain the best experience possible during your visit…. Read more »

Slide Show: Experiencing Pittsburgh’s Cultural District


Attracting over 2 million visitors each year, Pittsburgh’s Cultural District is home to Downtown Pittsburgh’s vibrant and energetic arts and entertainment scene. From live entertainment, modern art, thought-provoking theater and more the Cultural District offer year-round entertainment for all to enjoy. The fourteen-square block area is located in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh between the… Read more »

Exploring Pittsburgh’s Riverfront Trails

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Pittsburgh Riverfront trails form the famous point called the Golden Triangle. Running alongside Pittsburgh’s three rivers (the Ohio, Monongahela and the Allegheny), these riverfront walkways connect the hustle and bustle of downtown Pittsburgh to the area’s rich nature offerings. Easily accessible from your downtown Pittsburgh accommodations, these walkways are integrated to link with all the… Read more »

Planning Your Accommodations for a Pittsburgh Steelers Game

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If you will be heading to Pittsburgh for a Steelers Game, make sure your hotel accommodations are near Heinz Field, so that getting to the game will be a breeze. While ensuring that you are close to the stadium is essential, also make sure that you are close to the “must see” attractions below. They… Read more »

Getting to Know Nature through Pittsburgh’s Parks and Trails

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Although the city of Pittsburgh is easy to navigate by car thanks to its highway system, many people do not realize how easy Pittsburgh is to navigate on foot. A network of parks and trails have made Pittsburgh a city that is worth visiting on your next vacation, as you can get out and enjoy… Read more »

Hosting Your Business Meetings in Downtown Pittsburgh

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Downtown business areas in major US cities now are thriving, accessible and made for having business meetings, whether it is between multiple companies or within a single company.  Most major cities currently have airports and public transportation.  Also, these cities are usually pedestrian, which means that you can walk from your hotel to the business meeting… Read more »

Is Pittsburgh a Top Tourist Destination? 1/4 of Americans Believe So.

In a recent survey we conducted, we discovered that over a quarter of Americans across the country find Pittsburgh to be a top tourist destination.  Signs of Pittsburgh’s urban resurgence and rebound from its manufacturing past to top tourist destination can be found throughout the city. Whether for its breathtaking skyline views from Mt. Washington or abandoned warehouses being repurposed into… Read more »

Moving Your Child Into College Dorms

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It is an exciting time moving your son or daughter to the school they will be attending for college. If they are moving out of state, you may decide to make it a family trip—and to spend a few days getting them settled into their dorm. While you are sure to select hotel accommodations in… Read more »

Cultural District Hotels and Pittsburgh’s 4th Annual Jazz Fest

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Are you ready to attend this year’s Pittsburgh Jazz Fest? This is the 4th annual Pittsburgh Jazz Live International Festival. It is being held on June 20-22, 2014 in the heart of Pittsburgh, PA. The downtown cultural district is one of the best places to visit as there are multiple Pittsburgh cultural district hotels where… Read more »

Summer Events at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center

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Are you ready to attend some of the exciting events happening at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center this summer? There are several events to attend this summer if you are looking for a great way to spend a weekend. Make sure you book your room early as these events often bring a lot of… Read more »

Corporate Meeting Checklist


Planning a corporate meeting or event takes time, organization and preparation. Whether it’s a large scale gathering or just a simple meeting of the inner circle, the DoubleTree Downtown located in Pittsburgh, Pa offers customizable options and a variety of support to host all of your meeting needs. Before any meeting or event, it is… Read more »

When Planning a Family Visit to Pittsburgh

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When planning a family visit to Pittsburgh, be sure to hit the major activities and attractions that the kids would love, from Just Ducky Tours for a personalized view of the city to the Pittsburgh Zoo for interactions with all kinds of majestic animals. Enhance your stay by booking a room at one of many… Read more »

Summer Activities in Pittsburgh

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Pittsburgh has a lot of activities to offer for both year round residents and visitors. From the many offerings provided through its world renowned libraries and museums to a visit to PNC Park, home of the Pittsburgh Pirates professional baseball team, there is plenty to see and do in the city. If you are from… Read more »

Most Common Event Planning Mistakes


Creating a successful event can be a difficult challenge as a number of things can go wrong. The planning stages of any major event can take several months for event planners to work out all the kinks. Finding a hotel to host your event is essential to having the entire event go off as planned…. Read more »

Farm-to-Table Movement in Pittsburgh


The farm-to-table movement is spreading throughout the country, particularly in forward-thinking communities like Pittsburgh. With an increased focus on eating healthy, organic and fresh, this lifestyle change is a positive for everyone involved. In response to this movement, more and more restaurants are incorporating organic and locally grown ingredients to form their menus. Pittsburgh’s Local… Read more »

Tips for Planning a Class Reunion in Pittsburgh

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If you have been chosen to plan a large class reunion, it is important to know where to start. There are a number of tasks you need to do before you start locating classmates and sending out invitations. Finding the right venue, hotel accommodations, and food are just a few of the things to consider…. Read more »

Infographic: Fun Facts About Pittsburgh

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While not everyone around the country may realize it, Pittsburgh is the home of many nationally embraced inventions and celebrities. With a long history for innovation and a surprisingly scenic environment given its industrial reputation, Pittsburgh is one of America’s best kept secrets, and the DoubleTree Pittsburgh Downtown is right at the heart of it…. Read more »

How to Plan a Wedding with a Hotel


Planning a wedding in this day and age can be difficult as families continue to spread farther and farther across the country (and sometimes the world). In the past, there may have been a few guests who had to travel a great distance, but most of the family didn’t have far to go. This made… Read more »

When to Book a Room for College Graduation in Pittsburgh

Most colleges and universities establish dates for graduate commencement ceremonies at least two to three semesters in advance. Included with this information are the times and locations of the ceremonies. These dates are published on college websites to allow the graduates and their guests to schedule travel and lodging arrangements early on. Due to the… Read more »

One Night in Pittsburgh’s Cultural District

For an invigorating night of total entertainment, Pittsburgh is the place to visit. Spending an evening in the Cultural District, located in the downtown area between Stanwix Street and the world-renowned Convention Center, there is sure to be an activity to whet anyone’s entertainment appetite. Pairing the evening with a stay at a Pittsburgh Cultural… Read more »

Top Winter Activities in Pittsburgh

Visiting Pittsburgh during the winter months is a great choice as there are many activities planned to keep Pittsburgh’s guests and residents busy. Whether interests lie in sports or the arts, this city aims to please. Downtown Pittsburgh accommodations allow visitors to participate in these winter activities easily and conveniently as many are within walking… Read more »

Holiday Gift Ideas for Pittsburgh Sports Fans

Finding the perfect holiday gift for the avid Pittsburgh sports fan is not always easy. Most fans’ dreams revolve around an actual presence at a Pittsburgh sporting event whether it is a Steelers’ football game, a Pirate’s baseball game, or a Penguin’s hockey game. This holiday season, make the dream come true for that special… Read more »