From the Portland Business Journal
March 24, 2015
by Jon Bell
It’s no HQ hotel, but the old Red Lion will soon be a modern boutique
What was once a ho-hum Red Lion Hotel is just a month or so away from being unveiled as Portland’s newest luxury boutique hotel with rooms starting at close to $200 a night.
Seattle-based Grand Ventures Hotel LLC is heading into the final stretch of the massive renovation that gutted the Red Lion in the Lloyd District to make way for the Hotel Eastlund. The new hotel, scheduled to open in May, will feature 168 rooms and suites as well as a flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, two executive boardrooms and two private dining rooms overlooking the Portland skyline.
As of this week, the hotel has begun accepting reservations. Opening rates at the low end run $189; deluxe suites approach $470 per night. Guest rooms and suites have either California kings or what the hotel claims are the first-ever California queens, as well as commissioned artwork by Loui Jover and Badri Valian.
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