Hyatt Centric Portland

SERA teamed with Mortenson Construction & Development for this new 15-story lifestyle hotel with 220 innovative guestrooms. This hotel has a restaurant-forward experience and invites guests and locals to mingle inside the lobby, bar and restaurant. Meeting space and a fitness room will also be provided on upper levels of the building.

Focused on place-based design, the Hyatt Centric delivers a unique take on Oregon, focusing on Portland’s deep craftsman history and its interaction with the landscape. The exterior embraces this concept by creating a woven series of moves between the vertical and horizontal components of the building, inspired by the historic basket weaving techniques of the Tanner Springs neighborhood. This weaving, combined with the distinct geomorphic facade — which mimics the basalt colonnades of the surrounding area — emulates an urban forest, playing with the changing daylight to create a unique experience throughout the day.


To attract savvy travelers, the public spaces are designed around the themes of expedition and quest with biophilia woven throughout. The interior design pays homage to Portland in both subtle and overt ways with exaggerated Sasquatch footprints and a color palette inspired by the International Rose Test Garden. Guestrooms create a sense of refuge for travelers and provide views of the Cascade Mountain Range, Forest Park, the West Hills and the historic architecture of the surrounding neighborhood.

Sustainable features include the use of natural materials, daylighting, a green roof and the incorporation of biophilic patterns as a framework for design.