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Inside The Eco-Friendly Fairmont Pittsburgh

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  Site Where: 510 Market Street [map], Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15222
September 27, 2010 at 11:26 AM | by | Comments (0)

When it opened in March, the Fairmont Pittsburgh immediately became the highest-end hotel in town and was quickly adopted as the go-to property by the city's elite as well as high-flying visitors from sports teams and the arts. (Opera singer Renée Fleming was a recent guest.)

We had the chance to stay at the hotel this weekend and are happy to say that the floor-to-ceiling window views we were excited about on paper lived up to their promise.

Take a spin through our video of a Deluxe View Room (we had views of Mount Washington) and click through our gallery for a glimpse at the hotel's Habitat restaurant and dramatic lobby.

Both the building (Three PNC Plaza) and the hotel itself are LEED-certified and the green/local focus extends to things like the refillable water bottles in each room (filtered water and ice are available on every floor), the locally-sourced ingredients on the menu at Habitat (we loved the Pennsylvania mushroom tart), and the BMW bikes available for guests to explore downtown Pittsburgh.

The hotel also has a cocktail bar, Andys, which hosts regular jazz performances, and a huge 6,000-square-foot health club with steam rooms, yoga studio, and a small spa space that has proved so popular there are talks of expanding it.

Rates start at $349 a night this week, however the Where Green is Gold Package starts from $179 a night, subject to availability, and includes one night accommodation, an organic local amenity and free parking for a hybrid car.

HotelChatter stayed at Fairmont Pittsburgh as a guest of the hotel but all opinions expressed here are our own.

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