Keep Portland Weird! Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center, a Boutique Hotel, Brings Individuality, Pop Culture and Microbrews to Portland

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This Courtyard by Marriott hotel is a one-of-a-kind boutique hotel with creative local art, micro brews being tasted in the lobby in an Über-green setting

The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center

The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center is "keeping Portland weird"

We’re dedicated to celebrating all the things that make Portland great and want our guests to enjoy an authentic experience while here at Portland City Center.

Portland’s urban ethos is to “Keep Portland Weird”. In a quest to celebrate the spirit of individuality, guests to the City of Roses are being offered the opportunity to join in the celebration themselves. At Courtyard by Marriott® Portland City Center guests can expect amazing local art, tastings of fine Oregon-grown wines, samples of microbrews, oh! Yeah – and don’t forget the upcoming You Tube® friendly series of viral videos.

“The Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center provides a boutique experience to guests and gets what brings people to Portland,” said Eric Paul, General Manager of the hotel. “We’re dedicated to celebrating all the things that make Portland great and want our guests to enjoy an authentic experience while here at Portland City Center.”

The mantra to make “every stay amazing” is why guests report they cannot believe they are at a Marriott. From the moment guests check-in the sense of hipness that makes this Courtyard is hard to miss. They’ve stuffed the lobby, hallways and rooms chock full of art from a Who’s Who of Portland artists. The joint was even curated by Paige Powell, who once priced art for a then little known artist named Andy Warhol.

Guests can also get a real feel of how Portlanders live with local DJs, wine tastings and microbrew sampling, and since Portland is the most bicycle friendly City in America – guests can get off their duffs and onto their bikes with monthly Kidical Mass bike rides that are kid and family friendly. The hotel staff is full of creative-types; another characteristic of multi-talented Portlanders.

Portland City Center also disagrees with those who claim a modern, sleek boutique hotel in a downtown setting can’t be green. This Courtyard is the first LEED Gold Marriott Hotel in the United States. So, guests that care about the environment can rest easy here.

Real eco-lovers can leave their wheels at home and take public transportation. The hotel sits on Portland’s new Green Max Line with easy access to the rest of downtown Portland. They’re also just blocks away from the Pearl District, Oregon’s most walkable neighborhood.

The dining scene is also unexpected – featuring chefs from Portland’s vibrant local foodie scene, The Original Restaurant offers a modern take on classical diner favorites after a night of clubbing, theater or dancing come for Late Night cuisine served until 4 a.m.

Rooms begin at just $139. For more information or to make reservations visit http://www.myfavoritecourtyard.com.

About the Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center:
Hip, cool and a truly authentic Portland experience, Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center provides a boutique hotel experience in the Downtown Portland landscape. Courtyard by Marriott Portland City Center also has the amenities seasoned business travelers come to expect with plush bedding, complimentary Wifi and well-appointed rooms with spectacular downtown views. The 256-room hotel features 5,300 square feet of professional meeting space perfect for private parties, board meetings or events in need of a creative touch. For more information call (503) 505-5000 or visit http://www.myfavoritecourtyard.com.

About Sage Hospitality:
Founded in 1984, Sage Hospitality has strategically grown into one of the largest privately held hotel management and development companies in the nation operating a variety of large, full service hotels and extended stay and select service properties. Sage Hospitality's comprehensive management portfolio includes major international brands for Marriott, Starwood, Hilton and IHG as well as the independent boutique hotel, the Oxford. Sage Hospitality has further differentiated with the creation of the Sage Restaurant Group, which has created and is managing ten unique restaurant concepts including the acclaimed Mercat a la Planxa in Chicago. For more information, please visit http://www.sagehospitality.com.

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