Modern Boutique at Hotel Eastlund

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The Old Red Lion Will Soon Be Portland’s Newest Luxury Boutique Hotel

What was once a ho-hum Red Lion Hotel is just a month or so away from being unveiled as Portland’s newest luxury boutique hotel with rooms starting at close to $200 a night.

Seattle-based Grand Ventures Hotel LLC is heading into the final stretch of the massive renovation that gutted the Red Lion in the Lloyd District to make way for the Hotel Eastlund. The new hotel, scheduled to open in May, will feature 168 rooms and suites as well as a flexible ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows, two executive boardrooms and two private dining rooms overlooking the Portland skyline.

As of this week, the hotel has begun accepting reservations. Opening rates at the low end run $189; deluxe suites approach $470 per night. Guest rooms and suites have either California kings or what the hotel claims are the first-ever California queens, as well as commissioned artwork by Loui Jover and Badri Valian.

In addition to the mid-century inspired hotel rooms, the Eastlund will boast a rooftop restaurant and bar, Altabira City Tavern, by chef David Machado. Another Machado spot, Citizen Baker, will be both a casual daytime café and evening wine bar.

Portland’s Holst Architecture designed the hotel, which sits at 1021 N.E. Grand Ave. across from the Oregon Convention Center. The Hotel Eastlund is one of 11 properties that Grand Ventures has acquired and redeveloped in the past 25 years.

From Portland Business Journal ● March 24, 2015 ● By Jon Bell