NATIONAL REPORT—New hotels have opened out west. Here’s a look at some of them:
Palihotel San Francisco
Palihotel San Francisco has opened as the latest property for independent hotel brand Palisociety. Located near Union Square, it is a renovation of a century-old, Mission and Spanish Revival-style building that has been home to several hotels since its development, including the Colonial Hotel in the 1920s, the Hotel Navarre in the 1930s, the Navarre Guest House in the 1950s and, most recently, the Mystic Hotel.
The property features 82 guestrooms, ranging in size from 150 to 400 sq. ft., equipped with Palisociety signature bath amenities, a Smeg refrigerator, Nespresso machine and in-room tablet with curated neighborhood guide.
The hotel also includes exterior facade and common reception space; and Fisher Loft, a loft-style restaurant, lounge and bar.
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland
Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland in Oregon has opened as the brand’s first hotel in the Pacific Northwest. The 220-room property, located in Portland’s hip West End District, offers a vinyl player in the its 13 suites and 11 studio rooms; an array of local art; and Masia, a Catalan and Spanish-inspired restaurant.
Designed by Portland-based developer and design builder Mortenson, in partnership with Sera Architects, Hyatt Centric Downtown Portland features the “Portland Penny” in each in-room closet, paying homage to the 1835 American copper penny that was used in an 1845 coin toss to name the new town of Portland. Each suite includes hand-stitched life-size chicken footstools by The City Girl Farm.
The pet-friendly property also includes a 24-hour fitness center and three meeting spaces, including the 1,368-sq.-ft. Pettygrove Room, which can be divided in half to accommodate smaller groups; and 428-sq.-ft. technology-driven Lovejoy boardroom, named after one of Portland’s founders.
WoodSpring Suites Opens Two Properties in California
WoodSpring Suites, an extended-stay hotel franchised by Choice Hotels International Inc., has opened two hotels in the Golden State: the WoodSpring Suites Riverside-Corona-Norco and the WoodSpring Suites Redlands San Bernardino.
Both properties feature multiple suite layouts offering an in-room kitchen with a full-size refrigerator, microwave and cooktop; an expanded lobby with a coffee station; free WiFi and guest parking; a 24-hour fitness center; and a guest laundry room.
The hotels were developed by Brookwood Hotels and are managed by Nationwide Hotel Management Company.
Courtyard by Marriott Pasco Tri-Cities Airport
The 99-room Courtyard by Marriott Pasco Tri-Cities Airport has opened in Pasco, WA. It will operate as a Marriott franchise, owned by A-1 Hospitality Group and managed by Columbia Hotel Management, a subsidiary of A-1 Washington.
The four-story hotel features Courtyard’s latest room design offering hybrid zones for working, sleeping, relaxing and getting ready. It also includes the brand’s latest lobby design and the newly designed Bistro Other amenities include 1,100 sq. ft. of meeting space; an indoor swimming pool; an outdoor patio with a fire pit; a fitness center; and guest laundry.
Red Lion Inn & Suites Port Orchard
Red Lion Inn & Suites Port Orchard has opened in Washington. Developed by James Yang, Paul Kim and Haigeun Jung (JKY LLC) of Seattle, it’s the brand’s 40th location in the United States.
The 55-room property features 400 sq. ft. of meeting space, Whidbey Coffee station, complimentary hot breakfast, free WiFi, a fitness center and pet-friendly amenities.