Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

Omni William Penn Hotel, Pittsburgh

The Omni William Penn Hotel is located at 530 William Penn Place on Mellon Square. A variety of luminaries have stayed at the hotel, including John F. Kennedy. The hotel staff innovated Lawrence Welk's now famous bubble machine, and it was the site of Bob Hope's marriage proposal in 1934.

The hotel has won numerous awards including being named to the “Best of Weddings 2009” list by The Knot and receiving the Editor’s Choice Award in the Business Hotels category on Suite101.com. The hotel also features an award winning restaurant that dates from 1916, the Terrace Room, featuring among other amenities a wall long mural entitled "The taking of Fort Pitt". The Terrace Room was voted "Best Hotel Dining" establishment in both 2008 and 2009 by readers of the Pittsburgh City Paper.

Built from 1915 to 1916, the William Penn opened on March 11, 1916, in what newspapers hailed as the Grandest Hotel in the nation, its first night it hosted the annual Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Gala and was recorded as the largest gala in city history up to that time with U.S. Secretary of State Philander Knox hosting the event.

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Sight Name: Omni William Penn Hotel
Sight Location: Pittsburgh, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Pittburgh Downtown Architecture Walk   Downtown Orientation Walk  

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