Hilton Portland Hotel

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Hilton Portland Downtown and the Duniway Hotel
Hilton Hotels logo.svg
Hilton Hotel - Portland, Oregon.JPG
The Hilton Portland Downtown
Hilton Portland Hotel is located in Portland, Oregon
Hilton Portland Hotel
Location within Portland, Oregon
Former namesHilton Portland & Executive Tower
Hotel chainHilton Worldwide
General information
LocationUnited States
Address921 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°31′03″N 122°40′48″W / 45.5175°N 122.6800°W / 45.5175; -122.6800
Opening1963 / 2002
OwnerThayer Lodging
ManagementHilton Hotels & Resorts
Height73.46 m (241.0 ft) (1962 tower)
Technical details
Floor count23
Design and construction
ArchitectSkidmore, Owings & Merrill
Zimmer Gunsul Frasca
Main contractorAndersen - Westfall
Other information
Number of rooms782
Number of restaurantsHopCity Tavern
HopCity Market
Porto Terra Tuscan Grill & Bar
Porto Terra Lounge
Website
Portland Hotels – Hilton (official website)
[1][2][3][4]

The Hilton Portland Downtown and Duniway Hotel are a pair of Hilton-brand hotels located in downtown Portland, Oregon. The original 22-story, 240-foot (73 m) tower was completed in 1962 and was named the Hilton Portland. The second tower with 20 floors, located kitty-corner from the original building, to the northeast, was completed in 2002 and was originally named the Hilton Executive Tower, until its renaming as The Duniway Hotel in 2017. The 1962 building 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] When the top full floor was finished in August 1962, the building became the tallest in Portland, overtaking the Public Service Building.[7] At that point the structure stood at 229 feet (70 m) tall and was scheduled to top out at 249 feet (76 m) when 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, at 545 S.W. Taylor Street, stands kitty-corner from the original structure and was completed in 2002.

In 2005, Hilton Hotels sold the two-building hotel to Cornerstone Real Estate Advisors LLC for $83.9 million.[9] Cornerstone sold the hotel in 2012 for about $100 million to Walton Street Capital and Lodging Capital Partners.[10] In 2015, Walton Street sold the complex for $270 million to Brookfield Property Partners and an unnamed partner.[9]

In 2016, a renovation of both buildings began. The Executive Tower closed temporarily for the work, and when reopened in June 2017 it was renamed the Duniway Hotel but retaining its Hilton affiliation.[11] The Duniway name was chosen in honor of Abigail Scott Duniway, an early women's rights advocate and newspaper editor in Portland.[11]

Details[edit]

Combined between the two towers, the Hilton has 782 rooms, making it the largest hotel in Portland.[12] The original tower does not have a thirteenth floor.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton Portland Hotel at Emporis
  2. ^ Hilton Executive Tower at Emporis
  3. ^ "Hilton Portland Hotel". SkyscraperPage.
  4. ^ "Hilton Executive Tower". 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. ^ a b Bell, Jon (January 21, 2016). "Details emerge of $270M sale of high-profile downtown Portland hotel - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  10. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (November 5, 2012). "Portland Hilton sold for $100M plus - Portland Business Journal". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 27 January 2016.
  11. ^ a b Yao Long, Stephanie (June 8, 2017). "The Duniway hotel celebrates Oregon pioneer for women's rights". The Oregonian. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  12. ^ Stevens, Suzanne (February 24, 2012). "List: Top Portland hotels". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved February 24, 2012.
  13. ^ Lattie, James (May 9, 1963). "Portland Hilton Currently Holds Title As Tallest Building". The Oregonian. p. H13.

External links[edit]