Written by: Jon Bell, Portland Business Journal

The latest in a wave of new hotel projects to sprout up across Portland has broken ground at Southwest Third and Taylor.

McWHINNEY and Sage Hospitality, along with Mortenson Development and Mortenson Construction, officially broke ground on the the AC Hotel Portland last week. The 13-story Marriott-branded hotel will add 204 guest rooms to Portland’s inventory.

The spot is one of several new hotels around the Portland area.

According to a release, the AC Hotel Portland is designed to attract travelers who want a “sophisticated experience with style, inspired social spaces and technology.” SERA Architects, which has designed other hotels in Portland like the Pearl District Residence Inn, the Nines and the Multnomah Embassy Suites, designed the AC Hotel Portland.

Dining options in the hotel will include European-inspired breakfast, a lounge offering small plates and cocktails and unique market featuring locally curated items and original Portland-made coffee.

The hotel will include one level of below-grade meeting space featuring 1,220 square feet of flexible, glass-enclosed media salons for small group collaborations. A 24-hour fitness center will also be available for guests, and the hotel will offer off-site valet parking.

Mortenson will lead the development and construction of the project. Upon completion the building will apply for LEED Silver certification.

Sage Hospitality manages the Nines as well as the Courtyard Portland City Center. Once the AC Hotel Portland is complete, Sage and McWHINNEY will own and operate the hotel.

Click here, to view the renderings for a virtual tour of the Hotel AC Portland.