River’s Edge Hotel unveils a new identity with fresh, Scandinavian-minimalist design following a comprehensive guest room remodel and upgrades to its lobby, fitness center and meeting & event spaces. Situated along a tree-lined bend of the Willamette River, just minutes from downtown, the 100-room hotel offers convenient access to the vibrant city center amid Portland’s natural beauty.
“Since the redevelopment project began approximately 20 years ago, Portland’s South Waterfront has become such a bourgeoning neighborhood, and we’re excited to grow with it as River’s Edge Hotel begins this new chapter,” says Gary Gutierrez, chief operating officer of HRI Properties and president of HRI Lodging. “We’re truly on the edge of everything and look forward to welcoming locals and visitors alike for a reenergized yet quintessential Portland experience at our urban retreat.”
HRI Properties oversaw the renovation and rebranding of River’s Edge Hotel. The interior design, conceived by SERA Architects, a Portland-based sustainable design firm, evokes warm Pacific Northwest hospitality in a minimalist-chic setting. Simple materials and clean lines lend an air of tranquil sophistication to the public spaces and guest rooms, while boldly colored accents and large-scale geometric patterns add a playful edge. With floor-to-ceiling windows, the redesigned lobby dons polished, modern décor crafted from natural materials, such as a white marble front desk and light wood panels.
Light-filled guest rooms are bathed in a soothing color palette of blues, grays and white with pops of gold and offer scenic river or hillside views. Residential in both style and feel, each guest room is outfitted with an ergonomic workspace, eclectic artwork and either one or two king-sized beds. Among the 100 rooms are 18 suites, ranging from 430 to 1,040 square feet, complete with separate sitting areas, furnished balconies and gas fireplaces.
Overlooking the waterfront and rolling hillside, 3,500 square feet of refurbished event space, coupled with a 500-square-foot riverside lawn, provide a picturesque venue for business and social gatherings, accommodating groups from 10 to 120 guests. A nod to Portland’s abundant outdoor activities, the six meeting & event rooms have been revamped and rebranded as Summit, Pioneer, Cascade and Verge, and private dining rooms Forage and Bounty, complete with custom-built Portland oak tables.
In the coming weeks, River’s Edge Hotel will debut a new dining concept. The riverfront restaurant will specialize in modern American cuisine with subtle Mediterranean influences alongside an impressive wine and craft cocktail program. The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and will also offer custom catering options for corporate meetings and social events.
At 12,500 square feet in size, the full-service Spa at River’s Edge Hotel is Portland’s largest with 10 treatment rooms and a menu of customizable massages, facials, body treatments, nails, makeup and salon services. The adjacent 24-hour fitness center is fully equipped with free weights, cardiovascular machines and strength training equipment. Hotel guests enjoy complimentary access to fitness and locker room facilities, as well as to the sauna, steam room and whirlpool.