Oregon hotel to be overhauled by new owners

Independent hotel portfolio Aparium Hotel Group and private investor Rockbridge have teamed up to take over and renovate a historic property in Portland, Oregon in the USA.

Heathman Hotel currently features a lobby library lounge and more than 3,800 sq ft of meeting space including a sky-lit second floor mezzanine.

Significant renovations

Aparium Hotel Group has assumed management of the 151-key hotel, which will undergo significant renovations of its guestrooms, public spaces, and flagship restaurant and bar to relaunch as the top offering in Portland.

The comprehensive repositioning will also see the launch of a new flagship ground floor restaurant and bar along with an additional bespoke cocktail bar. 

Portland landmark

A recognisable landmark in Portland, Heathman Hotel blends history with an appreciation for the arts. A cultural fixture since it opened in 1927, the hotel is home to the only catalogued guest-lending library in the Pacific Northwest, featuring books signed by guest authors.

The hotel is close to the Portland Performing Arts Center, museums, and some of Portland’s finest restaurants.

New era

Mario Tricoci, founder and CEO of Aparium Hotel Group said: “As our first property in the Pacific Northwest and complementing our project under construction in Seattle, Heathman Hotel is a great addition to our expanding hotel portfolio and underscores our commitment to build memorable stays and cultural connectivity in distinct markets with incredible creative capital, strong personalities, and rich histories.

“We look forward to ushering the Heathman Hotel into a new era, while collaborating in many forms with creatives and makers in Portland to infuse Aparium’s philosophy of Translocal Hospitality.”

Restoring an icon

Jimmy Merkel, co-founder and CEO of Rockbridge, added: “We love to invest in beloved, historic hotels like the Heathman. What makes this even more special is partnering with Mario and the Aparium team to restore this Portland icon to its former glory as the city continues to rebound.”

Further expansion of the Aparium Hotel Group is underway with future openings planned for Denver, Seattle, Alexandria, Louisville, Atlanta, and more.