AC Hotel to Make Portland Debut

PORTLAND, Ore.—McWhinney and Sage Hospitality, along with Mortenson Development and Mortenson Construction, have partnered to develop and build the 13-story AC Hotel by Marriott in downtown Portland, on the corner of SW Third Avenue and Taylor Street, planned to open December 2016.

AC Hotel Portland will blend contemporary styles with a dash of eccentricity. Design will be crisp and clean, and will feature a selection of artwork and unique sculptures from local Portland artists. The hotel will feature 204 signature AC guestrooms with European‐inspired design, along with complimentary Wi-Fi and a flat screen TV that allows guests to connect to their own media and access online content.

The lobby will be flexible in seating for business or pleasure and will feature free Wi-Fi. Décor includes a library and local artifacts. Dining options will include AC Hotels by Marriott’s signature European-inspired breakfast, a lounge offering small plates and cocktails, and a unique market featuring locally curated items and original Portland-made coffee. The hotel will include one level of below-grade meeting space, featuring 1,220 square feet of flexible, glass-enclosed AC Media Salons for small group collaborations with connectivity, which can be reserved online. A 24-hour fitness center will be available for guests, and the hotel will offer off-site valet parking.

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Mortenson will lead the development and construction of the project. It has teamed with SERA Architects for its expertise in hospitality design, including architecture, interior design, sustainability and urban design in the Portland market. Upon completion, the building will apply for LEED Silver certification. Sage and McWhinney will own and operate the hotel.

“Portland is a fast-growing city and we are thrilled to be expanding our presence in the community,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage. “This hotel will not only offer a unique and sophisticated experience for visitors, but will afford locals a spot to just hang out for coffee or cocktails.”