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Marriott International signs contract with BPM Real Estate Group to bring The Ritz-Carlton brand to Portland, Pacific Northwest for first time (United States)

Category: North America & West Indies / Carribean islands - United States - New brands / Affiliations
Press release published on 2019-06-21

$600 million, 35-story luxury tower to feature Ritz-Carlton hotel rooms, residences, outdoor amenities – and vistas of Mt. Hood and Willamette River


Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) has signed an agreement with developer BPM Real Estate Group to bring its Ritz-Carlton brand for the first time to Portland and the Pacific Northwest. Under the contract, the brand would manage 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units – including eight spacious penthouses – within a nearly $600 million, 35-story tower that would have sweeping views of the city’s majestic landscape. Construction is expected to commence later this year, with an anticipated opening in early 2023.“This landmark project is a game changer for The Ritz-Carlton brand and the City of Portland,” said Noah Silverman, Marriott International, Chief Development Officer, North America Full Service Hotels. “The Ritz-Carlton, Portland will set a new standard for luxury hospitality in Portland, expand this iconic brand to the Pacific Northwest and introduce locals to the refined elegance and amenities associated with the Ritz-Carlton Residence lifestyle.”

The hotel and residences would rise within BPM’s planned mixed-use tower, which would also feature high-end office space, retail space and a ground-level food hall. The site is a few blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square, the most-visited tourist destination in Oregon, and the shopping destination Pioneer Place. It’s also within walking distance to Portland’s central business district and the Pearl District, the former warehouse district now known for its chic restaurants and bars, galleries and boutiques.

“We are excited to work with Marriott International to deliver an unprecedented level of service and accommodations to Portland’s residents and visitors,” said Walter C. Bowen, CEO and Founder of BPM Real Estate Group. “Working hand in hand with The Ritz-Carlton team, we aim to create the best address to live and stay not only in Portland, but the Pacific Northwest.”

A new era of luxury for Portland

Once open, The Ritz-Carlton, Portland will feature exclusive entrances for hotel guests and residence owners, along with high-end amenities including a fitness center, full-service spa and swimming pool on the 19th floor. Plans for the mixed-use tower call for multiple food and beverage venues – including a food hall on the ground floor and an indoor/outdoor restaurant and bar on the 20th floor with panoramic views of Portland and the Cascade Mountain Range. The tower is also slated to have more than 13,000 square feet of meeting space for business events and special celebrations.

The Ritz-Carlton Residences are expected to provide luxury living at a level not yet seen in Portland, complete with sophisticated style, luxurious finishes and legendary Ritz-Carlton service, including room service and housekeeping. Owners will have dedicated amenities such as an 8th floor owner’s lounge and fitness facility, along with stunning wrap-around views of Portland’s magnificent downtown skyline on one side and the Cascade Mountain Range and Willamette River on the other.


About Marriott International

Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR) is based in Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and encompasses a portfolio of more than 7,000 properties under 30 leading brands spanning 131 countries and territories. Marriott operates and franchises hotels and licenses vacation ownership resorts all around the world. The company now offers one travel program, Marriott Bonvoy, replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest(SPG).


About The Ritz-Carlton

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, part of Marriott International, Inc., currently operates more than 100 hotels in 30 countries and territories. The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAR). The Ritz-Carlton is proud to participate in Marriott Bonvoy, the new name of Marriott’s travel program replacing Marriott Rewards, The Ritz- Carlton Rewards, and Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG). The program offers members an extraordinary portfolio of global brands, experiences on Marriott Bonvoy Moments and unparalleled benefits including earning points toward free hotel stays and nights toward Elite status recognition.


About BPM Real Estate Group

BPM Real Estate Group (“BPM”) was founded by Walter C. Bowen in 1980. Active across multiple sectors and markets, the BPM can enhance the value of its properties with superior design, intelligent development, superior customer focused property management and efficient partnerships. Dedicated to enriching lives and inspired built environments, BPM represents an unwavering commitment to quality in all aspects of a project. From concept to completion, its holistic approach unlocks value for both tenants and Owners.

Ritz-Carlton Portland Rendering by GBD Architects.
Photo credit © Marriott International.



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