Los Angeles-based Palisociety has announced its second property in the Pacific Northwest, Hotel Grand Stark, set to debut in May in Portland, Oregon’s Central Eastside neighborhood. Hotel Grand Stark is part of the brand’s expanding independent collection portfolio, sitting alongside its signature Palihouse and Palihotel branded properties with a moniker of its own. In addition to its recent acquisition of the ARRIVE brand, Hotel Grand Stark will be the brand’s second new 2021 opening, following Palihouse Santa Barbara, debuting in March.
Hotel Grand Starkis a 57-room historic property that has been reimagined and designed back to its hospitality roots. The 1906 building is a four-story structure that was originally built as a hotel and formerly housed a legendary local furniture manufacturer for the past 80 years. Palisociety has developed Hotel Grand Stark as a communal, inclusive public space featuring a welcoming lobby with a separate study hall open to both hotel guests and locals. The gallery-inspired central lobby connects the public spaces upon entry with a neutral backdrop punctuated by a carefully collected art installation, custom furnishings, and vintage pieces throughout. The study hall has been designed to be a community work and meeting space that can also be used as a private dining room for intimate special events.
Guestrooms are bright and airy with a combination of light blue-washed walls paired with light wood floors original to the building. A playful mix of millwork, textiles, and patterns are layered throughout, combining florals, tartans, and wovens to create dimension and personality in the space, while vintage rugs and custom lighting add a residential-inspired element.
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