Downtown Hilton Now a Wyndham Grand

November 24, 2010 – In The News
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

U.S. Bankruptcy Court ruled on Tuesday that the former Hilton hotel in Downtown Pittsburgh will now be called the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown.

Prior to the franchise agreement with Wyndham, the hotel was running without a national reservation system for more than two months. The timing of the ruling was in the hotel’s favor because it needs a national franchise and national reservation system in order to attract the regular conventions.

“December is a very critical month for scheduling of conventions and business meetings,” said John R. Gotaskie, Jr. The hotel is the largest in the city and the largest self-contained convention hotel between Philadelphia and Chicago.

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