Kiran Patel says the days of turmoil at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh are finally over.
“The city and people at large want to see this property not as an eyesore,” Patel, the hotel’s owner since 2011, said this week.
Nearly $15 million in renovations were completed in January, adding three floors to the front of the building, more meeting space and a pool with a breathtaking view of the Fort Pitt Bridge and the Point.
But getting there was not easy. Patel, a Tampa physician and businessman, had to navigate the hotel out of bankruptcy, manage union unrest over a new contact, and complete the renovation project that was stalled for at least two years under the previous owners.