Autograph Collection to Open First PA Hotel

The 10-story hotel sits next to the former Pittsburgh Athletic Association, offering convenient access to Pittsburgh International Airport.
The Oaklander Hotel
The Oaklander Hotel

Marriott’s brand Autograph Collection is set to open The Oaklander Hotel, a 167-key property in Pittsburgh. The development will be the first Autograph Collection in the state of Pennsylvania. Twofold Design worked on interior designs for the hotel.

Located at 5130 Bigelow Blvd., in the heart of Pittsburgh’s Oakland neighborhood, next to the former Pittsburgh Athletic Association, the property will provide convenient access to the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University, Point State Park and David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Additionally, the Pittsburgh International Airport is approximately 24 miles away.

The 10-story hotel features a mix of rooms and suites ranging from 324 to 930 square feet. Each room will include private bathrooms, coffee machine, air conditioning and a desk. Common-area amenities include:

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • valet parking
  • five event spaces on the 10th floor
  • Spirits & Tales restaurant
  • free Wi-Fi
  • shared lounge
  • business center
  • 24-hour front desk

“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.” Ami Kahalekulu of Twofold Design said in a prepared statement. “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’.”

Autograph’s latest expansion includes a dual-branded AC Hotel Austin and The Otis Hotel totaling 347 keys. The project is slated to open in the fourth quarter of this year.

Rendering courtesy of Autograph Collection Hotels