SERA Architects to turn River’s Edge Hotel & Spa into urban resort

The renovation will start at the end of this year and wrap by April 2017.

The River’s Edge Hotel & Spa in Portland, Ore., is scheduled to undergo a $3-million refresh, its first since debuting in the late 1990s. Right now, the property is a waterfront hotel along the Willamette River, but after the renovation that will start at the end of this year and wrap by April 2017, it'll be an urban resort.

Local firm SERA Architects will revamp the guestrooms and overhaul the lobby. The hotel restaurant, Aquariva, will also undergo a rebranding with the help of New York-based food and beverage consultant, APICII.

According to Lisa Zangerle, SERA’s director of hospitality, the design will be inspired by the property’s tree-lined location, added with bold colors and a luxe feel throughout. The new design will have Scandinavian influences, and the overall theme will be clean, simple and bright. The renovation will also relocate a lobby fireplace and add a communal gathering space.

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The hotel, which is LEED Silver certified, has 99 guestrooms ranging from 343 square feet to 1,040 square feet, including 18 one-bedroom suites with fireplaces and 78 guestrooms with balconies and river views.

The hotel also has a 13,000-square-foot spa and salon, fitness center and 3,000 square feet of multi-use event space.

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