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The Historic Hotel Vintage Plaza: A Downtown Portland Treasure

Hotel Vintage Plaza: An Historic Hotel in Downtown Portland, Oregon

Modern comforts and historical luxury come together at Hotel Vintage Plaza, an historic hotel in the heart of Portland, Oregon.

Defining present-day Portland and symbolizing the future of this city, Hotel Vintage Plaza is also a vital part of Portland's past. Built in 1894, our boutique downtown hotel is a Portland landmark and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as integral to the makeup of this special city.

Our hotel opened its doors in the late 19th century as the Imperial Hotel. Designed by F. Mason White, it was one of the first buildings in the Pacific Northwest to be built in the Romanesque style. This style defined the optimism and attitude of the era: big, strong and rock-solid. As it does today, the interior epitomized contemporary luxury.

The hotel attracted a diverse clientele, a trend that Hotel Vintage Plaza continues. Prominent industrialists, bankers, merchants, railway executives and theatrical troupes traveling through Portland all stayed at our prestigious hotel. In the early 1900s, after the original owner George Wells had passed away, Phil Metschan purchased the property and established it as a center of state politics. Republicans and Democrats alike joined among other guests from around the world to make the hotel a nexus of cosmopolitan activity.

The Metschan family operated the hotel for nearly a century. They sold the building to Kimpton Hotels in 1985 and it became Hotel Vintage Plaza. Together with Portland's Landmarks Commission and the State Historical Preservations Office, Kimpton restored the building and revived its architectural heritage as an historic Portland hotel, renewing the hotel's reputation as the place to stay in Portland.

Hotel Vintage Plaza proudly continues its heritage of offering contemporary style and affordable luxury in some of the most sought-after accommodations in Portland. In 2009, we completed a $4 million renovation. The entire hotel, from the elegant public spaces to all 117 guestrooms and suites, were refreshed and modernized, giving you downtown Portland's newest rooms in one of its most historic buildings.