Metro and the Oregon Convention Center are partnering with Mortenson Development and the Hyatt Corporation to build a 600-room hotel adjacent to the convention center. The hotel will attract more national conventions and lifestyle events, bring visitors to the area, and create and sustain jobs – all of which will generate new and increased spending and revenues, for the center and the community. It will also have a transformative effect on our Lloyd neighborhood and the Rose Quarter, which are already seeing a boon of new commercial and residential construction projects.
According to independent analysis, the hotel will achieve these project goals:
Create 3,000 jobs (2,000 construction and 950 hotel & hospitality) Attract 5 to 10 new mid-sized conventions to Portland each year Boost annual hotel business by 70,000 to 110,000 new room nights Increase convention-related tourism spending to $600 million per year Generate $5.6 million in new state tax revenues and $4.7 million in new local tax revenues annually
Construction of the new hotel began on August 4, 2017. Completion is expected by late 2019.
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As Portland prepares for the opening of the new Hyatt Regency hotel, a renovation project is also set to start at the OCC that will include upgrades to the center's interior and reconstruction of its northeast entry.
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The Oregon Convention Center is owned by
Metro and managed by the Metro Exposition and Recreation Commission. OCC is a sustainably operated LEED® Platinum facility that hosts groups from around the world and brings millions of dollars into the Portland and Oregon economy.
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