Can You Survive Without Your Electronic Devices? Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel Introduces Digital Detox Package for Device-Addicted Guests


Hotel Launches Digital Detox Challenge;
Who Do You Know That Needs to Unplug?

PITTSBURGH (March 25, 2018) – Your wife looks at it at every stoplight.  An hour without checking your Twitter feed makes you anxious.  Is it an addiction or a diversion?  The Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel has announced a new Digital Detox package for those who are overly attached to their electronic devices.

The package is perfect for people who have come to terms with the need to recharge themselves—and not their devices—for a night. It includes a one-night stay in a Deluxe King Riverview room, breakfast for two and vouchers for relaxing activities such as kayaking or biking. As one can assume from the name, the detox aspect includes the surrender of laptops, phones and other devices at check in as well as the removal of the TV and iPod dock station in the room.  Instead, guests will be entertained by the addition of literary classics, playing cards and board games.  An instant camera rental with limited film is provided to capture the guest’s device-free adventures throughout the city.

“We spend more time attached to technology than ever before, and it’s safe to say we all know someone who could truly use a break from it all,” said Craig Bollman, the Renaissance Hotel’s director of sales and marketing.  “This experience can be eye-opening too, because it makes our guests realize just how much valuable time they waste focusing on their devices instead of each other.”

When guests are ready to check out, their devices (which have been securely stored), will be returned.  The hotel is hoping that the experience will cause some guests to not rush to turn on their phones, laptops and other electronics.  “This has been an eye-opening experience for some of our guests who have already enjoyed the package,” said Bollman.  “While being unplugged created a bit of stress, the freedom of not feeling compelled to check email, texts and social media has enabled some guests to realize just how much they rely on technology rather than interacting with those around them and enjoying downtime, which is something we all need.”

The Digital Detox package can be purchased year-round and makes a great gift for tech-obsessed friends and family.  Those interested in the package can make reservations by calling 412-562-1200 or online at

Nominate Someone to Win a Digital Detox Package
To celebrate the new package, the Renaissance Pittsburgh Hotel is launching the Digital Detox Challenge where someone can win the chance to get unplugged at the hotel for a night.  To enter, simply submit a story on the Renaissance Hotel’s website explaining why the nominee desperately needs a break from technology. Nominations will be accepted until May 15, 2018 and one winner will be selected to win a Digital Detox package.

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. For more information or to make a reservation, call (412) 562- 1200 or visit

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