Inbox: Convention Center Hotel

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Metro consultant Tom Hazinski told a City Club audience during a debate Sept. 6 that Portland is different from other cities. “There’s a sense of vibrancy and place other cities have a hard ti   More
Wednesday, September 25, 2013 WW Editorial Staff

Convention Center Hotel Opponents Offer List of Failed Hyatts


Metro Council President Tom Hughes didn't need say much to convince Portland City Council to cast the key votes for his long-desired $198 million Oregon Convention Center hotel. All five commissioners had tipped their hands well before the Wednesday vote. Yet when Hughes presented the plan at City Hall, he made a bold claim: The Hyatt-run hotel at the convention center would succeed, because Hyatts ...   More
Thursday, September 19, 2013 AARON MESH

City Hall Greenlights Convention Center Hyatt


Portland City Council voted this evening to approve Metro's plan for a Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center, accepting the $198 million plan presented by Metro Council President Tom Hughes with only a minor amendment. "The risk is reasonable, the opportunity is considerable, and this investment supports our values," said Mayor Charlie Hales. "This investment passes those tests." The 4-1 vote ...   More
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 AARON MESH

Charlie Hales Says He's "Leaning Toward Supporting" Convention Center Hotel

Multnomah County has three votes, placing onus on City Hall


Metro's proposed $198 million Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel now hinges on the approval of Portland City Council—and Mayor Charlie Hales tells WW he's "leaning toward supporting it."Multnomah County Commissioner Loretta Smith told Metro reporter Nick Christensen last night that the county board has three votes to pass the Hyatt hotel plan. If she's correct, that means two of three regional ...   More
Thursday, September 12, 2013 Nigel Jaquiss and Aaron Mesh

Hughes: Convention Center Hotel Opponents Waging "Class Warfare"

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Metro President Tom Hughes told organized labor members Monday that opponents of his Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel proposal are engaged in "class warfare" to "keep families from putting food on their table."He made the remarks at the annual Labor Day picnic at Oaks Amusement Park sponsored by the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.Hughes was elected Metro president in 2010 with the financial ...   More
Tuesday, September 3, 2013 AARON MESH

Say Sayonara to Metro's Proposed Convention Center Hotel

Barring a last-minute miracle, Metro, City of Portland and Multnomah County leaders will pull the plug Monday morning on the latest chapter in the long-running effort to finance a so-called "headquarters hotel" next to the Oregon Convention Center. Speaking on background, sources familiar with the decision-making process say that the hotel is dead unless Mayor-elect Sam Adams produces a previously ...   More
Saturday, December 6, 2008 NIGEL JAQUISS

Adams to Wheeler: I'll Fund The Sellwood Bridge, If You Support The Convention Center Hotel

Multnomah County Chairman Ted Wheeler got a response from Mayor Sam Adams today on whether the city would help the county get federal matching funds to replace the Sellwood Bridge, as Wheeler proposed in March [PDF]. The City Council has now had six weeks to consider that request. According to Wheeler, who met Tuesday afternoon with Adams, the mayor told the county chairman he would support funding ...   More
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 BETH SLOVIC


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