IT’S AN EXCITING TIME to plan your meeting in Portland, Oregon. Major changes to the city’s convention landscape are on the horizon, and true to Portland’s nature, these additions are inspired by the city’s welcoming spirit.
Portland is thrilled to announce the upcoming opening of the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center. Construction is almost complete, providing meeting planners the opportunity to book 600 rooms directly across from the Oregon Convention Center by early 2020. The hotel is equipped with more than 39,000 square feet of flexible event spaces, including two sprawling ballrooms and multiple breakout spaces. The hotel also features striking city views, a full restaurant, room service, guest parking and a fitness center open to guests 24 hours a day. Visitors can also take advantage of Portland’s award-winning public transportation with easy access to the hotel via multiple types of public transportation, including a short light rail ride directly from the airport. With the addition of this centrally located convention hotel, Portland is solidifying its position as a premier national convention destination.
To add to the excitement, the Oregon Convention Center is undergoing a nearly $40 million renovation, which is expected to be complete by October 2019. The ambitious renovation includes numerous updates to the ballrooms and public spaces throughout the venue. The convention center’s outdoor plaza will also undergo significant changes to create a flexible space for events. Featuring local design touches, like lichen-inspired carpets and forest canopy ceilings, the Oregon Convention Center drew inspiration from the beauty of Oregon’s natural landscape.
With both the opening of the Hyatt Regency Portland at the Oregon Convention Center and the renovation of the Oregon Convention Center underway, this next year will usher in a momentous chapter for Portland’s Lloyd District. Not your typical convention center neighborhood, the Lloyd is an up-and-coming district boasting restaurants, bars and shops, including Lloyd Center, the state’s largest shopping center, and the Moda Center, home of the Portland Trail Blazers. Visitors to Portland will have the chance to explore and discover the area, alongside its locals, while taking advantage of the Lloyd’s gleaming new convention lodging and facilities.
There’s even more to love about Portland. Come see for yourself.