• Portland to Host First Ritz-Carlton in Pacific Northwest

     
    POSTED May 21, 2020
     

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

The mixed-use tower will also feature high-end office space and retail space and a ground-level food hall. The site is a few blocks from Pioneer Courthouse Square and Pioneer Place. It’s also within walking distance of the central business district and Pearl District.

Once open, The Ritz-Carlton, Portland will feature exclusive entrances for hotel guests and residence owners, along with high-end amenities, including a fitness center, full-service spa and swimming pool on the 19th floor, and multiple food and beverage venues. It is also slated to have more than 13,000 square feet of meeting and event space. 

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Results from the Incentive Research Foundation’s (IRF) 2022 Incentive Travel Destination Preferences & Their Impact on Motivation confirmed that interest in incentive travel as a motivating sales reward is at an all-time high. 91% of 405 survey respondents described group incentive travel as extremely or very motivating compared to 80% last year. Individual incentive travel was rated even higher as a motivational award at 96% versus 84% last year.