SOURCE: Marriott International

Marriott International

November 11, 2014 16:30 ET

Environmentally Friendly Portland Pearl District Hotel Leads by Example

Recent Construction and Major Renovations at Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District Awarded LEED Silver Certification

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwired - Nov 11, 2014) - Any guest of Residence Inn knows that humans are doers. We're constantly building, tinkering, changing. We alter our environment with greater impact than any other species on the planet -- it's what makes us great, but it can also put us at risk if handled irresponsibly. Executing these changes to our natural environment with care is what LEED -- Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design -- has made its mission.

LEED for Building Design and Construction provides a framework for project teams to build an innovative "green" building with an emphasis on sustainable building features and construction processes. As a brand new Pearl District hotel, Residence Inn was dedicated to adhering as closely as possible to LEED's responsible design and construction initiatives.

Having made its opening this past April, Residence Inn provides guests with apartment style guest rooms filled with modern amenities perfect for an extended stay in Portland's trendy Pearl District.

The new hotel is located in an area dominated by emerging local businesses -- breweries intensely focused on the nuanced flavors of each brew, eateries emphasizing farm-to-table ethics, and stylish boutiques more committed to the quality of their materials than passing fads. Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District felt obligated to uphold the standards set by Portland's beloved home-grown craftspeople.

Their application for LEED Certification promised to uphold LEED standards of community connectivity, access to alternative transportation, water efficient landscaping, energy efficiency, responsible waste management, use of regional materials and vendors, controlling chemical and pollutant emissions, and innovative designs. Based upon these objectives, Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District was awarded 51 points out of a possible 110, honoring the property with a LEED Silver Certification.

Visitors to The City of Roses may be drawn here for any number of reasons. Perhaps it's the city's reputation as "Beervana," boasting more brewpubs per-capita than any other city in the country, maybe the city's unofficial motto of "Keep Portland Weird" is an inspiring rallying cry, or it could simply mean they're in town for a day of races. Whatever the reason for visiting, Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District is an exciting new hotel near Portland International Raceway, brewpubs, eateries, and food carts, right in the heart of Portland's unique local cultural landscape. Residence Inn is a hotel that admires the quality that Portland exalts and respects its progressive cultural identity.

About Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District
Long hours and days away from home can be exhausting and discouraging, but at Residence Inn, guests thrive on long stays. The LEED Silver Certified Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District invites guests to take life at their own speed in one of their modern and spacious studio, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartment style suites. Separate living areas and productive workstations make for a relaxing stay that still gets the job done. Fully equipped kitchens with energy efficient appliances allow for home cooked meals and comforting leftovers. The new hotel's prime location puts downtown Portland's most charming restaurants and businesses at the doorstep. Residence Inn's complimentary breakfast buffet and hot breakfast start each day, while low-key evening social events with complimentary food and drinks help the day unwind. Whether you're making an extended stay in Portland for business, or passing through for a few days of experiencing Portland's unique local culture, Residence Inn Portland Downtown/Pearl District is dedicated to making your stay easy, industrious, and memorable.

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