Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel Transformation Aimed at Attracting Savvy Travelers

Hotel unveils new modern, open design and introduces revolutionary Meetings in a Minute concept.

Portland, OR, December 22, 2017 --( Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, the flagship property at Portland International Airport (PDX), announces the completion of the yearlong, multi-phase, $7.5 million-dollar renovation. Sheraton’s transformation was spearheaded by Tracey Simpson of IDEA-Interiors and Lundin Cole architects, John Arth and Ted Lundin. The concept was built around fractured geometry, drawing inspiration from Portland’s spirit of craft, pioneering and adventure. The open floor plan of the lobby is designed to appeal to the modern traveler by providing a variety of locations to eat, socially engage and work.

“The goal of the renovation was to drastically transform the lobby, guest rooms and meeting areas of the hotel, while remaining true to Sheraton’s classic style that our global travelers know and trust,” said Mike Daley, General Manager. “I think we have accomplished our goal.”

The property boasts 15 versatile upgraded conference and banquet rooms including 22,500 square feet of flexible, reinvigorated meeting space. Meeting features include a large foyer space outside of each ballroom, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, in-house audiovisual services, flexible meeting spaces, experienced banquet staff and innovative, high-quality food and beverage services.

Small meetings at Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel are now more convenient than ever with the revolutionary concept of “Meetings in a Minute.” These innovative meeting rooms, which accommodate up to four people, are available for guests and non-hotel guests. The rooms utilize smart technology and compelling design to create an environment that allows for easy access to computers, printers and wireless internet. Guests can seamlessly share digital content with the latest technology and connect globally by teleconference.

The guest rooms and suites are all updated with contemporary bathrooms, wallpaper, plush carpet and new mattresses to provide optimal comfort. Each room is styled to create an environment that feels fresh, relaxing and inviting for today’s modern traveler. All rooms are now equipped with more media outlets for charging electronic devices to keep guests as “plugged in” as they wish to be.

In addition, the hotel’s dining options have expanded with the opening of Rose & Compass, which focuses on Northwest inspired cuisine by executive chef Floyd Weldon, a Sheraton veteran of 15 years. The carefully curated menu takes guests on a culinary journey exploring the bounty of Oregon and features a selection of regional products from local farms, ranches, distilleries, breweries and vineyards.

The new NorthStar Lounge can be utilized for private events or additional restaurant seating and provides a refined space to work or play. Food and beverage service is available in the lobby area, which offers plenty of seating to allow guests to work outside their rooms and engage with other guests and staff.

The Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel opened in 1974 as the first hotel at the Portland International Airport. The pet-friendly property features 215 large, tastefully-appointed rooms, including five newly renovated suites. The Club Level rooms include cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and breakfast. Rooms are equipped with the Sheraton Signature Bed, which takes the Sheraton Signature Sleep experience to a whole new level of comfort. The property features a 24-hour fitness center, complete with indoor swimming and hot tub. Wireless high-speed Internet service is complimentary with all guest rooms and meeting spaces. The hotel offers 24-hour complimentary airport transportation.

About Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel
The Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel first opened its doors in 1974 and now serves more than 500,000 guests each year, hosts more than 1,000 business meetings and events and serves 700 meals a day. The hotel features 215 guest rooms, 22,500 square feet of meeting and event space, the new Rose & Compass Restaurant, Meetings in a Minute small meeting rooms and a 24-hour fitness center with an indoor swimming pool. As a Sheraton Hotel, the property also offers several upscale amenities including the new Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience, which features Sealy plush-top mattresses.

About Pollin Hotels II, LLC
Pollin Hotels has been a hotel operator in the Portland Airport market since 1974. First opening the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel as the first airport hotel on Port of Portland property. The Hampton Inn Hotel Portland Airport followed in 1994 boasting 129 rooms and an outdoor pool. The Aloft Cascade Station opened in 2008 as the first Aloft in the Pacific Northwest. Pollin Hotels has been a key operator in the Portland hospitality community since its inception. For more information, call Angie Darby 503-335-2861.
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