Embassy Suites opens in Silicon Forest, Portland’s Tech Hub

ESPortlandHillsboro_1Embassy Suites Hotels, the Hilton Worldwide brand of upscale, all-suite hotels, has announced the opening of its newest property, the Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro. Centrally located in Portland’s tech hub, Silicon Forest, the 165 all-suite hotel is the first and only full service hotel in the area.

The grand opening was celebrated with an official ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, February 5. The hotel is owned by Hillsboro Hotel Partners II, LLC, developed by Thackeray Garn Company LLC out of Salt Lake City and is managed by Western States Lodging and Management.

“We are excited about this opportunity to expand the Embassy Suites portfolio in Portland,” said John Rogers, global head, Embassy Suites Hotels. “Our brand’s offering of approachable, upscale, contemporary design and renowned customer service will make this property a desired destination for business and leisure travelers.”

“Our hotel is one of only two hotels that have opened in our fast-growing area in the last ten years,” said John Thackeray, principal, Thackeray Garn Company LLC. “There is a tremendous need for a full service hotel that offers ample meeting space along with modern tech capabilities to accommodate guests to the area.”

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Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro offers a flexible meeting and conference space totaling 4,800 square feet spread across six meeting rooms; three of which can be opened up to create a 3,000 square foot ballroom. For smaller sized meetings, guests have the option of selecting one of two board rooms, each able to host 14-16 people or one 780 square foot flexible-space meeting room.

Guests are able to dine during lunch and dinner in the restaurant and lounge Sprigs, which features progressive regional cuisine highlighting the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Local wines from the Willamette Valley and local microbrews are offered on the menu as well as specialty cocktails. For added convenience, room service is also available. A highlighted water feature and lush interior landscaping adds to a relaxing, conversational ambiance in the lounge area.

Guests staying at the new Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro can take comfort in knowing they are only 11 miles from Portland’s rich arts and culture scene and recreational activities for the family. Within a mile of the hotel is the MAX Light Rail line, which can be used to reach nearby Beaverton and downtown Portland, where they’ll find ample shopping centers, restaurants, craft breweries and more. Business travelers will appreciate the hotel is within minutes of Hillsboro Airport and many of the area’s major companies including IBM, Intel, Nike, Symantec, Wells Fargo, Solar World, and Yahoo. Also nearby is Oregon Wine Country featuring its world renowned Pinot Noir. Guests looking for a seaside excursion can find the Oregon Coast about an hour away.  Breathtaking Multnomah Falls are 45 minutes away.

Embassy Suites Portland/Hillsboro features all of the signature amenities that can be found at every Embassy Suites property, including free made-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour complimentary Evening Reception* and two-room suites with separate living area, private bedroom, two flat-screen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The hotel also offers complimentary WiFi throughout. The hotel boasts a heated indoor saline pool and complimentary 24-7 fitness center. Guests have the personal choice of working on a PC or Apple computer in the complimentary 24-7 business center and can utilize PrinterOn, the remote printing service, throughout the hotel.

The new property is located at 20001 NW Tanasbourne Drive and employs 80 team members.

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