Residence Inn by Marriott Expands in Pittsburgh

The 144-key Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place will be operated as a Marriott franchise and owned by MWK Forbes II.

Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland University Place
Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland University Place

Residence Inn by Marriott is expanding its footprint in Pittsburgh with the opening of a new 144-key hotel. The property is operating as a Marriott franchise, owned by MWK Forbes II and managed by North Star Lodging Management Inc.

Located at 3341 Forbes Ave., Residence Inn by Marriott Oakland/University Place is situated adjacent to Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center hospitals and Petersen Events Center. Additionally, PPG Paints Arena, PNC Park, Heinz Field and Rivers Casino are also nearby.

Value-add amenities

The pet-friendly Residence Inn Pittsburgh Oakland/University Place offers studio, one- and two-bedroom suites with separate living and sleeping areas. Each suite features a fully-equipped kitchen with a coffeemaker, microwave oven and residential-seized appliances. Common area amenities include:

  • Fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Barbecue and/or picnic area
  • Air conditioning
  • Grocery shopping service
  • On-site laundry facilities

“We are pleased with the continued growth of Residence Inn hotels in the Pittsburgh area,” Diane Mayer, vice president & global brand manager for Residence Inn, said in a statement. “When on the road for an extended period, our guests need space to spread out, maintain their life’s pace and restore their energy to help them maintain a healthy balance and routine while traveling. This new hotel offers them a seamless blend of modern style and functionality that allows them to settle in and thrive.”

Currently, the hotel is pursuing a LEED certification. Residence Inn by Marriott has more than 700 properties in 10 countries worldwide. In May, Marriott opened another Pittsburgh hotel, a 109-key asset located in McCandless Crossing.

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