(July 29, 2008) – IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON: IHG, NYSE:IHG
(ADRs)], one of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms, today
announced that the Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown has opened. The
hotel is in the final stages of a $3 million conversion from a Holiday
Inn. Renovations include a new lobby, new exterior paint, new furniture
throughout the hotel, upgraded mattresses in the guestrooms and an upgraded
The Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown is located at 1441 NE 2nd Ave., Portland,
Ore. It is owned and managed by Hollander Investments, under a license
agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group.
Conveniently situated in the Lloyd Business District of downtown Portland,
the 241-room hotel is within four blocks of the Rose Garden Arena, the
Memorial Coliseum and the Oregon Convention Center, the largest convention
center in the Pacific Northwest. Nearby businesses include Kaiser
Permanente, Adidas, Nationwide Insurance and PacifiCorp.
The Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown is located in Fareless Square, where
all trips on MAX, Portland’s light rail system, are free. The Pearl
District, Portland’s most colorful and creative neighborhood is just minutes
away. The Portland International Airport is located 10 miles from the hotel,
and complimentary shuttle service is provided.
“We’re pleased to open the second Crowne Plaza in Portland, and we
consider this hotel a fitting complement to our existing property in Lake
Oswego," said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Brand Management, Crowne Plaza
Hotels & Resorts, the Americas. "The new hotel’s location in
the downtown business district near the convention center makes it an ideal
fit for a meetings-savvy brand like Crowne Plaza.”
The ten-story Crowne Plaza offers a variety of amenities, including
a state-of-the-art fitness center, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet
access throughout the hotel, indoor pool, business center, complimentary
airport shuttle, and a restaurant and lounge serving casual fare for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. The hotel offers a presidential suite with a kitchenette
and spacious sitting area featuring a 42” HD plasma television and DVD/stereo
system. French doors lead to the master bedroom with an elevated king bed
and second HD 42” plasma television and a travertine tile master bath with
a walk-in shower featuring a hydro-massage body spa system.
The hotel will feature the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage, which is available
at all Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas. Sleep Advantage encompasses
the entire sleep experience, from training staff on how to create and maintain
a restful environment to providing innovative products and services. Program
components include new bedding, guaranteed wake-up calls, designated
quiet zones, night lights, drape clips, sleep CDs, sleep tips and amenities
such as eye masks, ear plugs and lavender spray.
Also consistent with the Crowne Plaza brand, the hotel will offer a
comprehensive meetings program to ensure a seamless planning process and
exceptional meeting experience consisting of three key components: a Two-Hour
Response Guarantee, Crowne Meetings Director and a Daily Meetings Debrief.
The Crowne Plaza Portland-Downtown features more than 10,000 square feet
of exceptional meeting and banquet space for business functions or special
InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is one
of the world's largest hotel groups by number of rooms. IHG owns,
manages, leases or franchises, through various subsidiaries, almost 4,000
hotels and more than 590,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories
around the world.