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February 15, 2019updated 16 Feb 2019 2:09pm

The Oaklander Hotel set to open in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

The Oaklander Hotel, under the Marriott's Autograph Collection, is set to open at the end of this month at Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The Oaklander Hotel, under the Marriott’s Autograph Collection, is set to open at the end of this month at Oakland, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It is the first Autograph Collection hotel to open in Pennsylvania state.

Set high above Fifth Avenue, the Oaklander’s  10th-floor lobby enables guests to enjoy views of Oakland as they check in.

Each room also offers view of the neighborhood. Guests can also enjoy 100% Turkish cotton linens, Le Labo “Santal 33” bath amenities, locally curated minibars, and a sweet baked items from Prantl’s, a Pittsburgh bakery.

The hotel’s design has been inspired by the neighborhood itself and features burnished brass and gold accents, and sumptuous textures.

Twofold Design interior designer Ami Kahalekulu said: “Oakland has a strong pulse and energy tempered with a historic foundation.  We wanted to tap into this feeling of  ‘a forward-thinking institution yet someplace comfortable’. The goal has been to create a timeless space, that doesn’t speak to a time period or theme or fad but, rather, the strength and integrity that is Pittsburgh.

“We kept the oak paneling pale white and cream to highlight the grain, but also stained quite a bit black to keep a strong contrast and drama. We do have some hints of steel in the space, and of course lots of golden and brass tones – the space is designed to feel familiar, without screaming ‘steel town or yellow bridge’.”

The hotel also features a 24-hour fitness center, valet parking, and five event spaces located on the 10th floor, providing views of Oakland, Schenley Farms, and the iconic Cathedral of Learning.

The Oaklander general manager Modi Ahmed said: “The Autograph Collection has a taglineExactly like nothing else‘, and that’s truly what we’re experiencing here.

“There are no other views, no other hotel design, and no other experience like this in Pittsburgh. The hotel is designed to give travelers an authentic Pittsburgh neighborhood experience from the inside-out and to also serve as an entertainment, work, and dining hub that feels fresh and exciting for locals.”


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