• Provenance Hotels Merging Two Iconic Buildings to Produce Open New Hotel

     
    POSTED September 9, 2016
     

Provenance Hotels and NPB Capital has purchased the Portland, Ore.-based Cornelius Hotel and the Woodlark Building—both built in the early 1900s; construction has begun to merge the buildings into what will be The Woodlark Hotel, which will contain 151 rooms with a minimalist aesthetic. Designed by Portland’s Staicoff Design Studio, The Woodland will be unlike anything else in Portland, having a more refined, elegant feel.

“Our goal is to create an experience that reflects Portland’s lush surroundings and balances beauty with substance, nuance and soul," says Bashar Wali, president, Provenance Hotels. “We aim to fully embrace the Cornelius Hotel’s original motto—House of Welcome—and make The Woodlark a place for both visitors and locals to connect with the city’s offerings.”

The Woodlark will feature many of the same amenities as the Provenance Hotels. Set to open late in 2017, the hotel will have 2,500 square feet of event space, along with restaurants and bars which will be announced at a later date.  For more information, visit woodlarkhotel.com.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.