Portland’s hotel boom: why more hotels are being built in 2021



If you thought the hospitality industry was going to slow down as a result of the economic crisis COVID-19 created, think again. Despite the beatings, the pandemic has rained on the Portland hotel sector, hotel rooms here are being built faster than ever. There are 50% more hotel rooms today than in 2016, and many more are in the pipeline. Here are seven to look at:

Open in February 2021 Guests at Moxy, the Marriott property at SW 10th and Alder where Nong’s Khao Man Gai cart sat, check in at a colorful neon bar after passing through retro-groovy common areas, including a “disco hall”, complete with mirrored tiles on the walls and ceilings, backlit in bright blues and pinks. The designs of the 197 hotel rooms are more sleep-friendly, with a natural color palette. The bedrooms also have space-saving features, including drawers as part of the bed frame and folding desks. Moxy, which cost around $ 50 million to build, offers its customers free bicycle rentals and, soon, on-site food carts.

Open in May 2021 Part of the Los Angeles-based Palisociety chain, which also has branches in Seattle, San Francisco and Miami, the Grand Stark hotel sits squarely in the Central Eastside on SE Grand Avenue, in a structure that was built in the originated as a hotel in 1906 but has been used for the manufacture of furniture for the past 80 years. The hotel has 57 minimalist-chic rooms and two restaurants: the Grand Stark Deli, which offers an all-day menu, and the Chamberlin Bar, which includes an all-natural wine list. Special touches for four-legged guests abound, including organic treats at check-in and luxury dog ​​beds; staff can even arrange dog walking services.

Opening this winter The Portland Proper, in the Pearl on NW Irving, is scheduled to open this winter, at an estimated cost of $ 123 million. The mid-century modern vibe of other Proper hotels will carry on in the 227 rooms, along with a perk rarely seen in the Pacific Northwest: an outdoor rooftop pool. Guests will also find two restaurants, a bar and several event spaces.

Opening 2022 This 21-storey, 250-room hotel is replacing the historic Hotel Albion (1906) and Lotus Cardroom & Café (1924). Hyatt Unbound hotels flourish from Miami to London to Budapest, all inspired by the design of the surrounding city. The SW Salmon building, estimated at $ 33 million and located opposite the Federal Courthouse, will include a market and restaurants on the ground floor.

Hyatt Place

Opening February 2022 Another day, another multinational chain arrives in the Pearl District. This time it’s the 23-story Hyatt Place, which is expected to include 160 hotel rooms and 113 additional apartmentsmentions. The eco-friendly building has a green roof for water retention, while its external footprint was designed to accommodate the NW Flanders cycle path project. Some neighbors remain irritated that the hotel does not include parking spaces for guests or residents.

Ritz Carlton Hotel

Opening early 2023 The Ritz-Carlton is the chicest of all new hotel developments, bringing one of the world’s most upscale brands to downtown Portland; construction costs have been estimated at around $ 600 million. The 35-story building will also include apartments and offices, as well as a rooftop terrace and several event spaces. Part of the hotel concept includes a “festival street” along SW Ninth Avenue which is part of the Portland Green Loop., a six-mile “linear park” designed to encourage residents to walk and cycle instead of driving.

Toyoko Inn

Opening date to be determined the Japaneses Toyoko Inn chain, known for its clean aesthetic and affordable prices, hopes to build a hotel with more than 600 rooms at the intersection of SW Oak Street and Third Avenue Downtown, the chain’s premier location on the West Coast. The developers predict the building will have 32 floors, making the hotel rooms the most altitudinal in the city, the top floors of the Ritz being reserved for residential homes.


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