A Portland Hotel Pays Homage To Neighborhood History


Check In: The Canopy Hotel

Canopy opened last fall in Portland’s Pearl District as Hilton’s latest foray into boutique hospitality. For Gene Sandoval of Portland-based ZGF Architects, who designed the building, paying homage to the neighborhood’s history was vital. He knew materiality and experience would be key.

The corrugated and dynamic exterior cladding offers a nod to the community’s gritty past, while giant glass doors open to greet the present in the form of sidewalk dining. Buttery leather and rich textiles cover cozy seating in the lobby, making the space feel more like a living room. The halls and walls feature art curated by local favorite Elizabeth Leach Gallery. And the cushy mattresses in each room have earned the hotel a reputation as one of the most comfortable in town.