The Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront opened following a US$15 million renovation of an existing hotel, which focused on introducing a new look and service offering more modern.
This new outpost of IHG’s Holiday Inn brand places guests on Hayden Island, on the banks of the Columbia River.
A historical place
The 320-room Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront, which just celebrated its grand reopening, is located on the edge of Portland and overlooks the Vancouver, Washington waterfront. Following a multi-year, US$15 million renovation program, the reimagined property now houses 320 stylish rooms with balconies and a range of new amenities.
The property was originally built in 1978 on the site of the famous Jantzen Beach amusement park. It reflects this history through the inclusion of stylish decor, with historic photos of the park also on display.
Dani Boss, General Manager of the Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront, said, “We are thrilled to bring this property back to life. The creation of the new Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront has allowed us to offer a world-class brand of quality to guests visiting the area.
“Every detail of the hotel, from its unique design to the dishes you’ll find on the restaurant menu, pays homage to the community and the property’s history. We pride ourselves on providing guests with an exceptional experience on their next visit to Portland and the Columbia River.
Business and leisure venues
Hotel highlights include the new Jantzen Beach Bar & Grill restaurant and bar, where classic dishes with a local twist like beer-battered cod and chips are served.
Receptions and corporate events can be held in 41,000 square feet of event space, including Oregon’s largest pillarless hotel ballroom at 18,000 square feet. Each space has floor-to-ceiling windows and a view, while wedding ceremonies can also take place on the boat’s dock and deck.
Raul OrtizVice President of Holiday Inn and Even Hotels Brand Management, said, “For decades, this property has provided exceptional hospitality to travelers and we are thrilled to have it join the Holiday Inn brand.
“Holiday Inn Portland-Columbia Riverfront is one of the largest Holiday Inns in the Northwest, offering excellent meeting space, comfortable rooms, scenic views, water access, and its location is perfect for travelers business and weekend vacationers. The complete renovation of the property is exceptional, and with a new look and modernized offerings, it is sure to maintain its legacy of providing an extraordinary experience that guests will enjoy for many years to come.