British-based hotel company sets up shop in Portland

November 13, 2018 by  

The latest example of creative cool in Portland will be the soon to be opened 119-room hotel from the UK-based hospitality group Hoxton.

Portland will be the site of the first West Coast Hoxton hotel, which will open sometime during the week of November 11. The hotel’s letterheads will feature an up-and-coming China Town area address. Hoxton plans to open a number of hotels across the U.S. in the next six months, and recently opened Hoxton Williamsburg in September.

Hoxton has renovated the historic Grove Hotel, which was built in 1906. In addition to an all over facelift a new tower has been attached to the old structure. The Hoxton unique style is evident in its Portland hotel – exposed brick, raw wood walls, and concrete-tile in the ground floor lobby provides an inviting place for guests to mingle.

The 119 guestrooms feature a mid-century modern appearance provided by Ennismore Design Studio. On the ground floor a restaurant, La Neta, specializes in Mexican-influenced cuisine while a basement bar features cocktails emphasizing rice-based spirits as well as late-night American-Chinese cuisine.

A particularly surprising feature, taking into account the city’s perpetually rainy weather, is the plant filled roof that provides a 21st-Century version of the classic taqueria. Visitors can enjoy some of the best views of Portland and the Willamette River.