Hotel Business Magazine, hotelbusiness.com | The Newspaper For Lodging Decision Makers

RiverPlace Hotel Unveils New Look

Tuesday July 23rd, 2013 - 9:11AM


Kimpton RiverPlace Hotel

PORTLAND, OR—Kimpton’s RiverPlace Hotel unveils its newly remodeled rooms, influenced by elements that embody the Pacific Northwest. Designer Gino Castano calls the forests, rivers and Native American history his inspiration.

“Our new rooms, new lobby and new meeting spaces are simply stunning. We are so fortunate to have this landmark building that sits right on the river, and now the view inside is as good as the one outside,” Ryan Kunzer, general manager of the RiverPlace Hotel, said in a statement.

The $2.5-million renovation of the 84 rooms and suites features beds that are framed by headboards with tufted brass buttons inspired by Lewis and Clark’s boat during their expedition along the Columbia River, according to the designer.

According to the firm, the lighting represents lighthouses found along the Oregon Coast, and the floor lamps mimic lanterns found on posts of the harbors. The colored carpet is an interpretation of the patterns found in the blankets of the Chinook Tribes of Oregon. Nautical knots on the drapery fabric are a nod to the boats and canoes found in the harbor right outside the window.