Coming at the heels of Hotel Lucia's recent collaboration with Intel Labs to create an interactive social media installation in the lobby, this room renovation continues the company’s re-imagination by merging technology and design. In the new rooms, guests will find not just refreshed style but also new technology, including Wi-Fi connectivity and more functional furnishings.
Hotel Lucia's guestrooms now have custom designed furniture made of rosewood. Rosewood is typically employed in the production of small handcrafted items like guitars. At Hotel Lucia, it was used to create modern bed frames with integrated headboards and nightstands. Spanning the entire wall behind each bed, these functional elements are topped with Starphire glass in a milky mint hue. New rosewood dressers feature the same glass on the drawer fronts and side tables and desks made of rosewood are topped with it as well. This new furniture provides a visual pop against newly painted white walls, textured wall treatments in a cool, grey tweed pattern, and midnight blue carpet with a wavy, organic grey grid pattern.
Custom made lighting includes ceiling mount fixtures, adjustable hinged floor lamps with opaque glass globes, and dimmable three way side table lamps with silver and gold striated bases. On the windows, chocolate sheers offer privacy and provide a counterpoint to citrine graphic print drapery. This golden hue reappears in the form of ottomans that pair with deep orange pillows on the bed. Orange pillows are also used to accent warm, slate grey velvet reading chairs in all rooms and grey upholstered sofas in the junior suites.
The entire hotel was also upgraded with a fiber optic network, resulting in download speeds of up to 100 MB per second. In addition, every room now has a desk equipped with Teleadapt charging ports featuring USB, tablet and standard outlets. USB connections and electrical outlets can also be found in the bases of all bedside table lamps and rooms boast I-Home Bluetooth clock radios capable of charging and playing iOS enabled smart phones. New wall mounted 40 and 44 inch Samsung HD TV Performance Line televisions with Comcast HD are also available.
Updating the guestroom floors is the first phase of a full renovation of Hotel Lucia that is slated to be completed this year. Phase two will include renovation of the lobby, meeting rooms and all public space.
Located at 400 SW Broadway in the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Lucia has 127 guestrooms and various amenities including Portland's own Portland Roasting coffee and Smith Teas; and Provenance Hotels' signature pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus.