FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE- May 15, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA– The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel will celebrate the fourth annual global “Day of Discovery,’ which will take place simultaneously at 160 Renaissance Hotels around the world. The theme chosen by the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is the Day of DISCOvery, with the return of the disco nightclub that once resided in the hotel’s lobby and ruled the city- Heaven. On Thursday, June 11, guests are invited to party and dance to the sounds of the times from 7:00-11:30 PM.
“We are thrilled to take part in this worldwide initiative,” says Paul Newmaster, General Manager of the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. “This year’s event is embracing the indigenous philosophy of the Renaissance brand, by activating the lobby into the famous disco nightclub that it once was. Guests will have the chance to relive some of their favorite moments in the same place that their memories were made.”
Opening in 1979 in the heart of downtown Pittsburgh, Heaven was ‘closer than you think.’ Bronze doors opened to a 1,000 foot dance floor that attracted the masses in lycra bodysuits, satin shorts, high heels and even higher hair. The Orion lounge was exclusively situated above Heaven, with an elegant, relaxing atmosphere. Heaven was esteemed for the finest architecture, design, sound and light. The New York architecture and design team of R. Scott Bromley and Robin Jacobson were chosen to design Heaven after owner Richard Stern saw their work published.
Present-day Heaven will include the original disco ball from the nightclub on display, MetroMix DJ John Hohman spinning, live aerialists from Iron City Aerial performing as human disco balls and other live entertainment. VIP guests are invited into the exclusive ‘Orion’ lounge, featuring two complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.
This year’s Day of DISCOvery marks the official launch of the brand’s evening programming. To kick off the evening, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel will feature a signature bar ritual that will provide guests with a visual and taste-based experience. The bar ritual signifies that the working day is over and it is time for guests to transition into an incredible evening of DISCOvery. The bar ritual will feature an event kickoff toast led by VIP guests of the Cosmopolitan, one of Heaven’s most popular cocktails. Event guests are welcomed to take the elevator home with a special $99 room rate. Booking is available here.
VIP or General Admission tickets are required for event attendance and can be found here. A portion of ticket sales benefit the Community Liver Alliance.
About the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel: Housed in the historic Fulton Building, this luxurious Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hotel blends modern styling with traditional architecture, inviting guests to Live Life to Discover. Surrounded by five world-renowned theaters in the heart of the Cultural District, this hotel in downtown Pittsburgh is near the excitement of Heinz Field, PNC Park, and Consol Center, as well as the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. 10,000 square feet of meeting space provides sensory design for productive business meetings and lavish weddings. The Renaissance offers 291 guest rooms and nine suites, many with spectacular views. Signature RLife LIVE entertainment events showcase emerging talent in music, the arts, culinary and more to inspire discovery at the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel. For more information or to make a reservation, call (412) 562-1200 or visit www.renaissancepittsburghpa.com.
About the Community Liver Alliance: The focus of the CLA is to provide support and education to those experiencing liver illnesses and their caregivers. and providing resources to local health care professionals. Our vision also includes initiatives to educate the community at large on liver wellness and to act as an advocate to government officials to ensure that issues surrounding liver disease, screenings, education and research funding are recognized and supported.