After an extensive renovation, Portland's former Hilton Executive Tower will be transformed into the area's newest lifestyle hotel: The Duniway. Designed by interior design group, DesignAgency, the hotel's interior will offer a mix of traditional and contemporary furnishings and nature-inspired elements. All 327 guest rooms are a minimum of 310 square feet and come decorated with custom wallpaper, a selection of books from Powell Books (Portland's renowned book store), and other touches specially crafted by local artisans.
Prominently located in the hotel's lobby is Chris Cosentino's new restaurant, JackRabbit. Chef Cosentino brings a menu offering an extensive raw bar, a house-cured meat program, large-format signature plates for sharing family-style and vegetable focused dishes. The 142-seat space uses local materials from the surrounding region including burnt woods, Oregon black walnut and white oak from Goby Walnut, leathers from Tanner Goods, and locally sourced steel. A number of local artists also contributed works to the eatery.
The Duniway also offers a lounge, local coffee bar, 24-hour snack shop, daily room service, meeting space for up to 180 guests, fully equipped fitness center and heated indoor lap pool.
Recently named one of the "52 Places to Visit in 2017" by The New York Times, Portland is an urban destination that is becoming known for its independent and creative nature. According to a written release, "the management team at the Duniway, which will continue to be operated by Hilton Hotels & Resorts, is deeply ingrained in the community and has taken these specific aspects into great account through the creation of localized amenities."