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McMenamins Hotels, Pubs and Breweries is currently targeting a late-2010 opening for the Crystal Hotel, a transformed 1911 structure in downtown Portland.
The building's triangular footprint will encompass 50 guest rooms; a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and outdoor seating; a heated saltwater soaking pool; spa-like massage rooms; and the subterranean Cellar Bar, which will connect to McMenamins’ existing Ringlers Annex Pub next door.
In addition to adjoining Ringlers Annex, the new hotel is located one block from McMenamins Crystal Ballroom, a historic venue that has presented live national music/dance acts since the 1920s, ranging from Rudolph Valentino to the Grateful Dead to Modest Mouse. The hotel, whose name was inspired by this neighbor, will feature artwork that reflects the musical legacy of the Crystal Ballroom.
With its location in Portland’s Burnside Triangle/West End district, the whimsically designed hotel is adjacent to the Pearl District and a five-minute walk from Portland’s downtown city center.
Throughout its history, the building has served as a hotel, mens' bath house and night club, among other incarnations.
McMenamins is a Portland-based company with a penchant for rescuing, renovating and repurposing historic buildings.
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