If your client's in the tech industry, here's a new property to keep in mind in Portland: the Embassy Suites Portland / Hillsboro is the first and only full service hotel to open in the city's tech hub, the Silicon Forest.
The 165 all-suite property is close to major tech companies like IBM, Intel, Nike, Symantec, Wells Fargo, Solar World and Yahoo, and it offers 4,800 square feet of meeting space spread across six meeting rooms, three of which can be opened up to create a 3,000 square foot ballroom. For smaller sized meetings, guests have the option of selecting one of two board rooms, each able to host 14-16 people or one 780 square foot flexible-space meeting room.
The restaurant and lounge Sprigs will service progressive regional cuisine highlighting the Pacific Northwest for lunch and dinner, including local microbrews and specialty cocktails. The hotel will also offer the signature amenities of the Embassy Suites brand, which include free made-to-order breakfast each morning, a two-hour complimentary Evening Reception and two-room suites with separate living area, private bedroom, two flatscreen high-definition televisions and wet bar fitted with a microwave, mini-fridge and a selection of gourmet coffee and teas from The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf. The hotel also offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout, as well as a heated indoor saline pool and complimentary 24-7 fitness center. Guests have the personal choice of working on a PC or Apple computer in the complimentary 24-7 business center and can utilize PrinterOn, the remote printing service, throughout the hotel.
The property is in a major Portland tech neighborhood and 11 miles from the city's arts and culture area. Within a mile of the hotel is the MAX Light Rail line, which can be used to reach nearby Beaverton and downtown Portland, which offers shopping centers, restaurants, craft breweries and more. The hotel is also close to Hillsboro Airport. Oregon's wine country and coast are also within day trip distance, and the Multnomah Falls are 45 minutes away.