The Hyatt House Portland/Downtown is a six-story, 203-guestroom, mid-scale hotel in the city’s Riverplace neighborhood. The five upper stories of the building are arranged in a U-shaped plan that creates a second floor terrace angled to capture views to the river. The terrace features a guest gathering area with seating, landscaping, and a flow-through stormwater (water quality) planter. On the ground floor, the large windows in the lobby and lounge spaces contribute to an active streetscape. Resident amenities, including a pool, fitness room and meeting spaces, wrap around a 50-car structured parking area on the ground floor.
The design reflects the residential quality of the neighborhood and the building’s relation to the waterfront and urban core of the city. Light-colored brick, zinc metal panels, and slate tile comprise the facade, echoing the natural aspects of the site. Along Moody Avenue, a water and landscape feature spills over the terrace to the street level, recalling the connection to the banks of the Willamette.
The project is targeting LEED Silver and features sustainable design strategies such as a green roof, covered bike storage to support alternative transportation, a highly-efficient building envelope, high-efficiency water fixtures, and energy conservation measures such as daylighting. In addition, at least 20% of the project’s building materials are sourced from local manufacturers and suppliers located within 500 miles from project site, thereby reducing transportation energy while supporting the local economy.