Hilton Portland Hotel

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Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Hilton Hotels logo.svg
Hilton Hotel - Portland, Oregon.JPG
Original tower
Hotel chain Hilton Worldwide
General information
Location United States
Address 921 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′03″N 122°40′48″W / 45.5175°N 122.6800°W / 45.5175; -122.6800
Opening 1963 / 2002
Management Hilton Hotels
Height 73.46 m (241.0 ft) (1962 tower)
Technical details
Floor count 22
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Main contractor Andersen - Westfall
Other information
Number of rooms 782
Number of restaurants Bistro 921
Bistro 921 Bar
Porto Terra Tuscan Grill & Bar
Porto Terra Lounge
Website
www.tourhiltonportland.com/
[1][2][3][4]

The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower is a hotel located in Portland, Oregon. The complex has two towers, with the original 22 story, 240-foot (73 m) tower completed in 1962. The second tower with 20 floors was completed in 2002 across the street to the northeast. The hotel was the tallest building in the city for three years until surpassed by the Harrison West Condominium Tower in 1965.

History[edit]

Contractors Andersen - Westfall built the original tower.[5] A region-wide strike by the Carpenters Union paused the project in April 1962 when union workers went on strike and picketed the construction site.[6] Once the top full-floor was finished in August 1962, the building became the tallest in Portland and overtaking Public Service Building.[7] At that point the structure stood at 229 feet (70 m) tall at was scheduled to top out at 249 feet (76 m) once the penthouse was added.[7] The $12.5 million hotel was dedicated in May 1963 with a ceremony featuring Conrad Hilton, U.S. Senator Mark O. Hatfield, and Mayor Terry Schrunk.[8] At opening, it had 500 rooms, 5 restaurants and bars, 9 meeting rooms, and was designed as a convention center.[8] The Executive Tower was completed in 2002 and sits kitty-corner to the original structure.

Details[edit]

Combined between the two room towers, the Hilton has 782 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Portland.[9] The original tower does not have a thirteenth floor.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton Portland Hotel at Emporis
  2. ^ Hilton Executive Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ Hilton Portland Hotel at SkyscraperPage
  4. ^ Hilton Executive Tower at SkyscraperPage
  5. ^ "Firm Gives Low Plaza Job Bid". The Oregonian. March 17, 1961. p. 44. 
  6. ^ Edwards, Herman (April 17, 1962). "Statewide Picketing In Effect". The Oregonian. p. 1. 
  7. ^ a b "Hilton Hotel Now Tops Portland Skyline". The Oregonian. August 15, 1962. p. 1. 
  8. ^ a b Lattie, James (May 9, 1963). "Portland Hilton Marks Start Of Major Core Area Construction Projects". The Oregonian. p. 69. 
  9. ^ Stevens, Suzanne (February 24, 2012). "List: Top Portland hotels". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved February 24, 2012. 
  10. ^ Lattie, James (May 9, 1963). "Portland Hilton Currently Holds Title As Tallest Building". The Oregonian. p. H13. 

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