d-ash design transforms Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel

d-ash design has transformed the Marriott Pittsburgh Renaissance Hotel and its new on-site bar, Braddock’s Street Side. The Pittsburgh Renaissance represents one of the first hotels within the new Renaissance brand direction, led by d-ash design.

Commissioned by hospitality management company Sage Hospitality Group, David Ashen, president of d-ash design, and his team (comprised of Design Director, Evelyn Sherwood, and Designers Vasiliki Zannettis, Lindsey Bonime and Cecilia Valdez) completed the interior renovations including the hotel’s lobby, bar, ballrooms, meeting rooms, corridors and 291 guestrooms and suites.

Housed in the preserved Fulton Building, a national historic landmark constructed in 1906, the boutique luxury hotel is located in Pittsburgh’s downtown cultural district. d-ash design’s concept was to “create contrast between the dramatic, classical elements of the existing structure with the infusion of modern design concepts and fixtures.”

Photo Credit: Cris Molina, The Photographers Gallery, LLC.


The lobby’s original details, marble walls and grand staircase that sweeps from the lobby to the ballrooms were preserved. d-ash design collaborated with Chuck Cameron of Studio C Squared Inc. to install a new lighting system over the original glass dome. Patterns and textures from the historic “Steel City” are reinterpreted as design elements throughout the building and the lobby features artwork created by local artists.

Braddock’s Street Side, a tribute to the 1791 Whiskey Rebellion at nearby Braddock’s Field, opens into the lobby connecting the space. The design elements include: a plush-leather seating nook, zinc countertops, and a lit bar that highlights a Whisky selection.

d-ash design is a New York-based interior design firm. Their portfolio of work includes hotels, restaurants and retail stores, among others. The group is helmed by David Ashen, president.

Photo Credit: Cris Molina, The Photographers Gallery, LLC.


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