PORTLAND, Ore.—Two buildings are coming together at the intersection of SW Park and Alder Streets to create the Portland’s next hotel destination. Locally-based Provenance Hotels and NPB Capital purchased the historic Cornelius Hotel, built in 1908 but vacant in recent years, and the Woodlark Building, a 1912 retail and office building, and have begun construction to merge the adjacent buildings into one and reimagine them as The Woodlark—a 151-room hotel that will embody the spirit of the new Northwest.
“Portland is an influencer of national and international trends and we are excited to channel the city’s energy and sophistication into The Woodlark,” said Lauren Noecker of NBP Capital. “There is more to this city than the rough-hewn, ironic aesthetic so associated with Portland may imply – and we are developing a hotel that speaks to those sensibilities.”
Bright, open and minimalist with a flair for dramatic surprises, The Woodlark will be home base and home-away-from-home for bon vivants, design lovers, trendsetters, tastemakers, and in-the-know locals. Designed by Portland’s Staicoff Design Studio and boasting a look that is lighter and more elegant than one might expect in a city synonymous with flannels, beards, and reclaimed barn wood, The Woodlark is poised to be at the vanguard of Portland’s design evolution.
“Our goal is to create an experience that reflects Portland’s lush surroundings and balances beauty with substance, nuance and soul,” added Bashar Wali, president of Provenance Hotels. “We aim to fully embrace the Cornelius Hotel’s original motto—House of Welcome—and make The Woodlark a place for both visitors and locals to connect with the city’s offerings.”
When it opens in late 2017, The Woodlark will join Provenance Hotels’ existing Portland collection. Like all Provenance Hotels, it will feature deeply-integrated art, the company’s signature pillow and spiritual menus, its much-lauded pet program as well as Sealy Black Label Napa mattresses, eco-friendly bath products and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Woodlark will also feature 2,500 square feet of meeting space for receptions, casual get-togethers, and meetings. Restaurant and bar concepts that will be announced at a later time.