• 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.

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

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