Residents begin moving in to new assisted living community in converted Ross hotel - North Journal

Residents begin moving in to new assisted living community in converted Ross hotel

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 11:00 PM


Residents have begun moving into a new assisted living high rise that was created in a former hotel along McKnight Road in Ross Township.

The former La Quinta Inn and Suites adjacent to St. Sebastian Church was purchased in 2016 by Hamister Hospitality Group, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based company that specializes in health care and hotel management.

The company recently completed its conversion of the seven-story hotel into an apartment building with 92 assisted living suites, 19 memory care units and nine independent living apartments.

The new Northland Heights Assisted Living building also features a penthouse floor exclusively for independent living residents, a full-service dining area, beauty salon, cafe, a multi-purpose activity area and other amenities.

The 85,000-square-foot building also is staffed around the clock with licensed nursing professionals and is equipped with medical equipment and technology to ensure safety and comfort, according to the project’s developers.

“This is an exciting opportunity for us to expand in the Pittsburgh market and bring an exceptional level of care to the residents of Ross Township and beyond,” said Mark E. Hamister, chairman and CEO of the Hamister Group. “We will leverage our 42 years of senior care experience and industry leadership and make Northland Heights a senior living destination,” Hamister said.

Hamister Group purchased the 8.47-acre La Quinta property, which is valued at more than $8.38 million, from Raguram Investment LLC, according to information on Allegheny County’s website.

More information about Northland Assisted Living is available online.