Kimpton’s Hotel Monaco Pittsburgh, inhabiting a striking 1903 Beaux Arts office building near Mellon Square, brings a stylish new level of accommodations to the Central Business District. The hotel’s main entrance was carved from the William Penn Way facade of the building, where a steel-structured canopy extends through a glass expanse to welcome hotel guests. Grand ballrooms on the main floor take advantage of the original two-story lobby with restored windows and columns–no longer blocked by a mezzanine once added to create more office space.
Whimsical details follow visitors throughout the hotel, from the various manifestations of the ornithology theme, to the bold patterns and colors that rest comfortably next to ornate details on walls and furniture. Downstairs, the Commoner restaurant offers its own interpretation of the city’s industrial past. A dark color scheme, exposed structural steel, glowing amber glass, and a stenciled wood floor set the tone in this below-grade hangout.
Strada has been part of the design team for this project since 2012. Brought to Pittsburgh by a joint venture between PMC Property Group and the Kimpton Real Estate Investment Funds, the hotel features 248 guest rooms, 13 suites, and a 120-seat restaurant. Strada served as the architect of record for the project as part of the design team that included Gensler, Beleco Design, MARKZEFF and Ohm Lighting.
Photos courtesy of Kimpton Hotels and Dennis Marsico