Metro Says Headquarters Hotel Deal Slipping Again

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The decades-in-discussion Oregon Convention Center headquarters hotel is sliding into the future, Metro  says in an internal report."Negotiations between Metro and a developer proposing to build a hotel near the Oregon Convention Center are likely to carry into 2014, pushing back the project's timeline by a few months," Metro's in-house news editor Nick Christensen writes. All three branches of ...   More
 
Thursday, December 5, 2013 by Nigel Jaquiss

Convention Center Hotel Opponents Offer List of Failed Hyatts

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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

Heartbreak Hotel

Despite fierce opposition, officials are set to approve $80 million in subsidies for a 600-room hotel at the Convention Center.


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The lot located at Northeast 3rd Avenue and Multnomah Street doesn’t look like much. There’s a debris-filled hole, where a former Teamsters union hall was demolished last week; a ramshackle    More
 
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 NIGEL JAQUISS

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