Grand Openings: To the Nines

  • Photograph by Basil Childers
    Photograph by Basil Childers
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  • Debra Ryono

Portland, Ore., is a walker’s paradise, and the new Nines hotel serves as an ideal base for exploring the city by foot. Set near Pioneer Square in the center of town, the Nines—?a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel—opened last fall on the top nine floors of the century-old Meier & Frank department-store building. (A Macy’s department store now inhabits the structure’s first five floors.) A $133 million renovation converted the historic space into a contemporary retreat with 331 guest rooms and a lobby-level steak house and bar. Within walking distance are many of Portland’s famed microbreweries, along with museums, art galleries, theaters, and Powell’s Books, which occupies a full city block and contains more than a million volumes. For those who prefer alternative modes of transportation, the Nines offers limousine service and bicycle rentals. The Nines, 877.229.9995, www.thenines.com ($249–$2,100)

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