Beaverton firm pitches hotel near UO football stadium


VIP Hospitality Group leaders will meet with Eugene officials about a proposal to demolish a substance treatment facility and build a hotel near Autzen Stadium.

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BY JACOB PALMER | OB DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

Leaders of a Beaverton-based hotel development firm will meet with Eugene officials about a proposal to demolish a substance treatment facility and build a hotel near Autzen Stadium.

The plan calls for a 100- or 110-room hotel to be built at 2133 Centennial Plaza, the Register-Guard reported Tuesday.

Serenity Lane Health Services currently occupies the space, but plans to move to Coburg in 2016.

VIP Hospitality Group has a contract to purchase the Centennial Plaza property from Serenity Lane, according to Eugene planning documents. But when they hope to build, how many stories high the hotel would be and how it would be branded aren’t yet clear.

VIP owns four boutique hotels and a restaurant in Oregon and Washington, according to its website, all in small coastal communities. These include The Coho Oceanfront Lodge and Inn at Wecoma in Lincoln City and the Inn at Nye Beach in Newport as well as a hotel and a restaurant in Anacortes, Wash.

If the firm’s plans are approved, it could serve as a lucrative location as the University of Oregon football program continues its success and subsequent popularity — drawing fans from across the state and country to Lane County.

In Portland, a fight between the city and downtown hoteliers is holding up a plan for a convention center hotel that could provide enough rooms for the city to land a future NBA All-Star Game. Read that story here.


Hyatt House breaks ground in Portland

Construction of the Rose City’s newest hotel is under way.

Building of the Hyatt House, a 203-room holding a block from the Willamette River, began Monday.

The Portland Business Journal reports:

Williams/Dame & Associates is the lead developer behind the new hotel, which will rise up in Portland’s RiverPlace neighborhood at the corner of Southwest River Parkway and Southwest River Drive. The Hyatt House will be a 6-story, 161,000 square-foot hotel with 203 extended-stay rooms, a pool, fitness center and 1,400 square feet of conference space, including a 14-seat board room.

SERA Architects designed the building, which is targeted for LEED Silver certification, and the contractor is Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty Company. The same team also collaborated with Williams/Dame and EB5 Global on Portland’s new Residence Inn by Marriott, the first hotel to open in Portland’s Pearl District. This new hotel represents Hyatt’s first foray into downtown Portland.

An official groundbreaking ceremony was held today at 10:30 a.m. Mayor Charlie Hales was slated to be in attendance.

 

 




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