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by Alex Palmer | March 17, 2015
After two months of extensive renovations, the new Hotel Vintage-Portland opened its doors today. Formerly the Hotel Vintage Plaza, the Portland, OR property closed on Jan. 12 and began a major transformation over the next eight weeks. The rebranded hotel, under the Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants banner, now has reconcieved public spaces, guest rooms, and offerings.

Working with Dawson Design Associates, the new lobby has been completely redesigned, now rising two stories high, with a new staircase and "Bacchus Bar." A new game room has been added, offering a pool table, shuffleboard area, and a double-sided television available to guests. The whole space is also available for groups and private meetings.

"Our new game room is the perfect spot to inspire a great meeting, then have some fun," General Manager Sandy Burkett told Successful Meetings. "And a little Oregon pinot can be very inspiring."
 
The guest rooms have been revamped, with new corkboard art and other details. The Hotel Vintage-Portland has also put the "Vintage" in its name front and center. A number of the 117 rooms, each named for an Oregon winery, will now be named for new or different wineries from throughout state. Many of these wineries -- including Adelsheim, Ponzi, Rex Hill, and Love and Squalor -- will also be pouring at the property's daily hosted wine hour.

"We're taking our story of Oregon wine and turning it up a notch; really embracing this part of the Oregon culture," added Burkett. "We truly feel this will enhance the guest experience at our hotel." 

The hotel's Pazzo Ristorante, serving regional Italian cuisine, has also been refreshed, with the addition of a new 60-seat lobby bar and revised menu. The venue offers a Pazzo Wine Cellar, which can host private groups of up to 64 attendees, as well as the Pazzo Wine Room, a semi-private space that can accommodate up to 14 guests.