Two historic Portland buildings to merge as the Woodlark Hotel

Two buildings are coming together at the intersection of SW Park and Alder Streets in Portland, Ore., to create the city’s next hotel project. Locally based Provenance Hotels and NPB Capital purchased the historic Cornelius Hotel, built in 1908 but vacant in recent years, and the Woodlark Building, a 1912 retail and office building, and have begun construction to merge the adjacent buildings into one and reimagine them as The Woodlark – a 151-room hotel.

“Portland is an influencer of national and international trends and we are excited to channel the city’s energy and sophistication into The Woodlark," said Lauren Noecker of NBP Capital. “There is more to this city than the rough-hewn, ironic aesthetic so associated with Portland may imply – and we are developing a hotel that speaks to those sensibilities.”

“Our goal is to create an experience that reflects Portland’s lush surroundings and balances beauty with substance, nuance and soul," said Bashar Wali, president of Provenance Hotels. “We aim to fully embrace the Cornelius Hotel’s original motto – House of Welcome – and make The Woodlark a place for both visitors and locals to connect with the city’s offerings.”

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The Woodlark will be designed by Portland’s Staicoff Design Studio. When it opens in late 2017, the property will join Provenance Hotels’ existing Portland collection that includes Hotel Lucia, Hotel deLuxe and the Sentinel. Like all Provenance Hotels, it will include art, the company’s signature pillow and spiritual menus, a pet program and Sealy Black Label Napa mattresses, eco-friendly bath products and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Woodlark will also have 2,500 square feet of event space for receptions, casual get-togethers and meetings. Restaurant and bar concepts for the property will be announced at a later time.

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