• Hotel deLuxe Decor Channels the Romance of the Silver Screen

    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE

Portland, Oregon’s Hotel deLuxe opened as the luxury Hotel Mallory in 1912 and underwent the first of its renovations in the late 1940s. In 2004, it was purchased by Provenance Hotels and reopened two years later following a renovation that preserved much of its original architecture.

Showcasing art deco design elements, the hotel pays homage to Hollywood’s golden age. In its lobby, images of famous stars rotate on a larger-than-life video wall, and lining its hallways and adorning its rooms are more than 500 black-and-white cinematic photos.

The hotel’s 1,240-square-foot Screening Room features state-of-the-art theater capabilities and gorgeous detailing, including gold-leaf-embossed ceiling tiles. It’s the perfect space for meetings, banquets or weddings. The 10,000-square-foot Rooftop Terrance boasts outdoor views, and there are also a few smaller options: the 336-square-foot Green Room and the 273-square-foot Editing Room. The inbuilding restaurant, Gracie’s (named for comedienne Gracie Allen, wife of the legendary George Burns), is also available for events. The restaurant has floor-to-ceiling windows and can seat up to 115 people.

Washington’s Vancouver Waterfront development project will be getting a big boost this summer with the opening of two long-awaited hotels. The 138-room Hotel Indigo is scheduled to open in late June or early July while the 150-room AC Hotel by Marriott is looking to make its debut on June 15 at the Port of Vancouver’s adjacent Terminal 1. A 10-story condominium building, Residences at Kirkland Tower, is planning an October opening and will be attached to Hotel Indigo.


Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.


If you’re planning a meeting in Idaho, you’ll want to be sure and have a beer break on the itinerary. The state is the top barley producer in the United States and the second-top producer of hops.