PORTLAND, Ore. and MCLEAN, Va. – July 3, 2018 – Today, Canopy by Hilton, Hilton’s (NYSE: HLT) lifestyle hotel brand, alongside PM Hotel Group, a leading, national hotel management company and The Buccini/Pollin Group (BPG), a privately-held, full-service real estate acquisition, development and management company, announce the opening of the brand’s first West Coast property, Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District. Located in a revitalized industrial zone that has quickly become a hot neighborhood with indie boutiques, art galleries, microbreweries, green spaces and eateries, the property brings a new lifestyle hospitality offering to the Pearl District in the heart of downtown Portland.
“As our brand continues to develop in North America, we are thrilled to bring Canopy by Hilton to its first West Coast home in Portland,” said Gary Steffen, global head, Canopy by Hilton. “The Pearl District neighborhood is a natural fit for our lifestyle brand and we look forward to our guests and neighbors enjoying a fresh, comfortable and welcoming experience.”
“We believe strongly in the Canopy by Hilton brand and the focus on delivering authentic travel experiences that are connected to the hotels and neighborhoods that they call home,” said Dave Pollin, co-president and co-founder of The Buccini/Pollin Group. “As a native of Portland, this project is personal for me. Portland Pearl District is the second North American Canopy by Hilton property that our team has launched with Hilton and we remain committed to the brand’s vision.”
Locally Inspired Design
The 153-room hotel is inspired by its surrounding neighborhood, featuring a thoughtful design for comfort and function. All guestrooms, including the 46 premium rooms, feature nine-foot floor-to-ceiling windows.
The hotel is a LEED Gold certified building that features industrial finishes such as hot rolled steel metal beams, brick walls and concrete floors in parts of the lobby, café & reception area, known as Canopy Central. The guest rooms will feature an interpretation of a “canopy,” which will extend over the front of the bed and is made of timber resembling the Oregon state tree, a Douglas Fir, creating a direct connection to the beauty and natural wonder of the Pacific Northwest. Guests of Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District can also take advantage of the only hotel rooftop fitness center in the city.
The hotel’s exterior acts as a symbolic bridge between the Pearl District’s old and new structures, thoughtfully incorporating materials that reflect and complement the neighborhood’s past and future. Casement windows at street level allow activities in the hotel to carry out onto the sidewalks of Glisan Street, creating outdoor seating and an inviting setting for both guests and passersby. Organically incorporating art throughout the hotel is an ongoing theme, reflected in common spaces such as the art wall in the guest reception area. The oiled bronze-inspired façade of the building – which is an art installation itself – changes its golden hue in synchronicity with the passing phases of daylight.
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District’s art curator, Elizabeth Leach, selects works from local artists to showcase around the hotel. In addition to the property’s permanent art collection, the hotel is home to a rotating exhibition space. Guests may also relax and enjoy the two-story winter garden, blending nature into the hotel’s public space.
Eat, Drink, Smile
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District provides an authentically local experience and energetic spirit where guests can start the day with an artisanal, complimentary breakfast highlighted by fresh local ingredients. The property is home to Canopy Central, led by Lead Culinary Enthusiast Sara Woods and featuring a regionally-influenced menu. At night, guests can unwind and sample the latest local drinks direct from the innovative beverage makers of Portland’s Distillery Row as part of the property’s complimentary evening tasting.
Just-Right Meeting Space
Canopy by Hilton Portland Pearl District also provides a prime destination for groups, meetings and special occasions with its convenient downtown location, nearby transportation options and proximity to business headquarters, startups, creative firms and technology companies. With 1,093 square feet of collaborative meeting space, the hotel offers unique settings accommodating small and medium sized groups in non-traditional areas, such as the community table in the lush winter garden or one of its four private meeting rooms. Each meeting space is named as a dedication and remembrance to a community or person who played a significant part in Portland’s history including Japantown, a settlement that existed before WWII in the Old Town-Chinatown neighborhood; The Hattie, named in honor of African-American suffragette Harriett “Hattie” Redmond; The Rutherford, named for civil rights activists, Otto and Verdell Rutherford, who championed civil rights legislation in Oregon a decade before it was on the national agenda; and The Henry, named for Henry Weinhard, Portland's first microbrewer and a pioneer in the city's craft brewing history.
The fully equipped event space is ideal for hosting lunches, extended work sessions, cocktail parties and smaller functions – all with the ability to take in natural light from the winter garden’s skylight ceiling and open the floor-to-ceiling glass doors as desired.
At Canopy by Hilton every guest will experience an energetic, thoughtfully local stay. This experience begins upon check-in at Canopy Central, where travelers can unwind in an open, welcoming space with complimentary Wi-Fi and a nightly tasting of locally sourced brews, wine and spirits. Post check-in, guests enjoy the efficient design of their “Just-Right Room,” providing the highest level of comfort. Guests can also engage Canopy Enthusiasts – on-site neighborhood experts – for their insights, including recommendations on the best restaurants and experiences in the neighborhood available to explore on Canopy by Hilton complimentary bikes. The hotel is pet-friendly and offers its furry guests welcome gifts, orthopedic dog beds and more from Planet Dog. The hotel is located at 425 NW 9th Avenue, Portland, Ore. 97209.
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