Convention Center hotel plans firm up

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Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Proposed plans for a Hyatt hotel at the Oregon Convention Center are being released, even when its political outlook is uncertain.

The two sides have coalesced around a single 600-room Grand Hyatt Hotel that would be located north of the Oregon Convention Center on land owned by Portland's Schlesinger family. Earlier, they were considering two smaller hotels on one of two nearby sites.

The new configuration better fits the needs of Travel Portland, which markets the Oregon Convention Center to groups that hold conventions. It wanted a block of at least 500 rooms that could be reserved during events.

But it will also add to the cost of the project, and correspondingly to the amount of a public subsidy.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

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