WOODLARK HEADS TO PORTLAND
R&A Architecture + Design, Staicoff Design and Smith Hanes Studio lead design
Provenance Hotels and NBP Capital are preparing to open the newest boutique hotel in Portland, Ore. that will unite two iconic buildings—the historic Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building, a former retail and office structure built in 1912—at the intersection of SW Park and Alder.
What will result is the 150-room Woodlark lifestyle hotel, designed by R&A Architecture + Design, Staicoff Design and Smith Hanes Studio to be a home away from home. The theme is fitting, considering the Cornelius Hotel, which opened in 1908, was once Portland’s House of Welcome before standing vacant for the past 20 years.
The hotel’s design takes cues from the city’s natural elements using lush, mossy velvet, natural wood tones and accents of oceanic blue. Guestrooms are finished with a mix of luxe textiles, glass, marble, lacquer and brass. Guestrooms on the Woodlark side feature an airy color palette with light gray walls, while those on the Cornelius side have navy walls. Custom flora-patterned wallpaper reminiscent of the forests outside Portland is paired with art by featured artist Imogen Cunningham on both sides of the hotel.The property will also be home to 2,160 sq. ft. of meeting space on the lower level that can be accessed from the street. Photo: Courtesy of Provenance Hotels