The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts Proudly Brings Eco-Luxury to Downtown Portland with the Debut of the Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel
Offering Eco-Luxury, Sophisticated Surroundings and Exceptional Experiences in Downtown Portland, the Nines Features World-Class Cuisine, Indigenous Artwork, a Private Library, Modern Steakhouse, 14,000 Square Feet of Eco-Friendly Function Space and an An
Housed in the top nine floors of the landmark Meier & Frank building, the Nines is an architectural gem that pays homage to the building’s storied history while offering a new level of modern luxury in downtown Portland. Upon arrival at the hotel lobby, guests enter a soaring, seven-story atrium featuring a glass skylight that provides natural light throughout the interior.
An ideal choice for business travelers and global explorers alike, the Nines features an on-site Business Center, a Club Floor and Lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness facility. The hotel also features 14,000 square feet of green conferencing and event space, all outfitted with the latest communications technologies. For guests looking for a private escape, The Library at the Nines offers an inviting respite from the hustle and bustle of the city, featuring a custom pool table and a floor-to-ceiling library with a collection curated by Powell’s Books in Portland.
With culinary options developed by the successful Denver-based Sage Restaurant Group, the Nines features Urban Farmer, a stylish modern steakhouse with an emphasis on using ingredients from the efforts of local ranchers, farmers and fishermen.
In support of the local art community, the Nines has partnered with Art Consultant Paige Powell, long time friend of Andy Warhol, who commissioned Portland artists to create bold installations that will be featured in the public areas of the hotel. Each guestroom will feature original, indigenous artworks created by way of a partnership between the Nines and the Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Eco-consciousness has been a key element of the Nines, which anticipates LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve this prestigious designation, conservation-focused plumbing, including low-flow faucets, have been put in place in order to save 500,000 gallons of water each year. All housekeeping products are “Green Seal” certified and the hotel retains 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources including wind power and carbon offsets. Throughout the building process, 24 million pounds of material was removed and 90 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills for reuse or recycling.
“The building has been completely recreated, blending the legacy of its architectural heritage with a world-class hotel,” said Walter Isenberg, president and CEO of Sage Hospitality, the Denver-based company that developed this benchmark preservation project and is managing the hotel. “The amenities and guest services will set the stage for distinctive nostalgic modern luxury experience to Portland, and the $137 million renovation also represents a significant development milestone for downtown Portland.”
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About The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts | The Luxury Collection® is a selection of hotels and resorts offering unique, authentic experiences that evoke lasting, treasured memories. For the global explorer, The Luxury Collection offers a gateway to the world’s most exciting and desirable destinations. Each hotel and resort is a unique and cherished expression of its location; a portal to the destination’s indigenous charms and treasures. Magnificent décor, spectacular settings, impeccable service and the latest modern conveniences combine to provide a uniquely enriching experience. Today, The Luxury Collection is a glittering ensemble of more than 65 of the world’s finest hotels and resorts in more than 26 countries in bustling cities and spectacular destinations around the world. The Luxury Collection includes award-winning hotels that continuously exceed guest expectations by offering unparalleled service, style and class in some of the most desired destinations in the world. Most recently, Mystique, a Luxury Collection Resort, was honored with the 2008 Travel + Leisure Design Award for Best Small Resort in the world. All of these hotels, many of them centuries old, are internationally recognized as being among the world’s finest. For more information, please visit .
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About the Nines | Part of The Luxury Collection Hotels & Resorts and owned and managed by Sage Hospitality, the Nines, a Luxury Collection Hotel is set to be an important element in the revitalization of downtown Portland, Oregon. Opening in October 2008, the Nines will set a new hospitality standard by pursuing LEED Silver Certification from the Green Building Council, one of only a handful of hotels in the U.S. to receive this distinction. The hotel is situated within the top nine stories of the historic Meier & Frank building, and has original, commissioned art in every room and throughout the hotel. Beyond the atrium lobby lie 331-guest rooms, 14,000 square-feet of meeting space and a new restaurant: Urban Farmer, a modern steakhouse. .
About Sage Hospitality | Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and development companies in the nation and is recognized as a leading innovator in the field. During the past eight years, the Denver-based firm has completed more than $600 million in acquisition and development projects, using some of the most unique financing structures in the industry. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands as well as independent boutiques and hotels, including the Oxford Hotel in Denver.
In 1997, Sage Hospitality pioneered the company's urban redevelopment initiative converting the blighted Joslin's department store in downtown Denver into a showplace Courtyard by Marriott. Since then, Sage Hospitality has preserved and transformed five additional, underused national landmark buildings into award-winning hotel properties that serve as important catalysts for downtown revitalization. Projects include the historic Blackstone hotel in Chicago and the upcoming Portland hotel the Nines in the historic Meier & Frank building. For more information, please visit .