Kimpton opens a new Vintage in Downtown Portland

    150 150 Daniel Fountain
    • 0

    Kimpton Hotels has uncorked a new version of the iconic Hotel Vintage, with a 16-million dollar transformation and redesign. The theme of Oregon wine is front and center as each of the 117 newly re-imagined guest rooms are named for an Oregon winery, emphasizing the hotel’s commitment to the Willamette Valley and giving a nod to local vintners who pour each evening at the hotel’s hosted wine reception.The transformation is striking and dramatic; an entirely new 2-story lobby space brings the story of Oregon wine to life, with light fixtures reminiscent of grape clusters, an area rug with an aerial view depicting the Willamette Valley, a life-size picture of Bacchus the God of Wine and a wineology chalkboard that shows how an Oregon grape becomes Oregon wine.

    The blackened steel floating spiral staircase leads to a whimsical game room, where guests can channel their playful side with a pool table, shuffleboard and two video game consoles. A two-sided flat-screen television completes the space, set against a backdrop of a graffiti-wall, representing the edgy attitude of the city. This adult playroom is the perfect way to enjoy the nightly hosted wine hour, or rent out for private events.

    For guests who prefer the ground floor, Bacchus Bar is the newest brainchild of Pazzo Ristorante. The 60-seat lobby bar, open 4-11pm (with Happy Hour 4-6pm daily where food items are half price) shows off a cutting edge cocktail menu including an Italian take on classic whisky drinks such as the Amaro Sour and Bitered Julep. Bar bites include Pazzo’s famous pizzas, grilled shrimp and polenta and an exclusive Bacchus Bar Burger.

    Continued on page two

    Daniel Fountain / 08.06.2015

    Editor, Hotel Designs


    • 0