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Hilton Portland Hotel

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Hotel chain  Hilton Worldwide
Opening  1963 / 2002
Management  Hilton Hotels
Location  United States
Owner  Thayer Lodging
Hilton Portland Hotel
Address  921 SW 6th Avenue Portland, Oregon

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.

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History

-General Facts-

Contractors Andersen - Westfall built the original tower. 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. When the top full-floor was finished in August 1962, the building became the tallest in Portland and overtaking Public Service Building. At that point the structure stood at 229 feet (70 m) tall at was scheduled to top out at 249 feet (76 m) when the penthouse was added. 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. At opening, it had 500 rooms, 5 restaurants and bars, 9 meeting rooms, and was designed as a convention center. The Executive Tower was completed in 2002 and sits kitty-corner to the original structure.

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

Details

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

References

Hilton Portland Hotel Wikipedia


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