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Boutique TRYP Hotel coming to historic Lawrenceville building

Shirley McMarlin
| Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018, 10:18 a.m.
The Washington Education Center, a former vocational school in Lawrenceville, will be repurposed as a TRYP Hotel by Wyndham, projected to open in early 2019.
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The Washington Education Center, a former vocational school in Lawrenceville, will be repurposed as a TRYP Hotel by Wyndham, projected to open in early 2019.

A historic Lawrenceville building will be transformed into a new boutique hotel.

The hotel will be part of the TRYP by Wyndham family, Wyndham Hotel Group's urban lifestyle brand.

The Washington Education Center, a former vocational school at 40th Street west of Butler Street, will be repurposed into trendy lodgings, with a scheduled opening in early 2019, according to nextpittsburgh.com.

The 108-room hotel is being developed by the Century Group, a hospitality development company which owns and operates nine hotels across West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Ohio including several Wyndham Hotel Group brands. Design will be by Pittsburgh firm Desmone Architects, according to traveldailynews.com.

TRYP by Wyndham hotels are designed to appeal to urban travelers in the midst of the world's most alluring cities. Hotels are developed with the local spirit in mind, reflecting the personality of each host city.

For the Lawrenceville project, the Century Group is pairing with Kate Romane Productions, headed by the noted chef and owner of Black Radish Kitchen, to develop food concepts for the hotel's two restaurants, one on the ground floor and one on the rooftop. Romane Productions will also help choose the executive chef and culinary teams for both eateries.

Room rates will range from $150 to $250. Amenities will include social lobbies, fitness rooms and healthy breakfasts.

TRYP hotel locations span the globe, from Australia to China to South America and Europe. It's six U.S. hotels include one recently opened in College Station, Texas.

"For every country on your bucket list, TRYP has locations in the world's hippest cities, from Berlin to Barcelona, New York City to São Paulo," according to tryphotels.com. "Business travelers will revel in our comfortable settings and plentiful amenities, families will find our bunk bed setups too much fun, and all of our guests will enjoy immediate access to the best of culture and nightlife."

Shirley McMarlin is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach her at 724-836-5750, smcmarlin@tribweb.com or via Twitter @shirley_trib.

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