Stay Where Service and Luxury are Art Forms - The Heathman Hotel

The Heathman Hotel is a landmark in the heart of Portland for many reasons. First and foremost, this hotel considers service to be an art form, and it stays true to the concept of "art'' by using many creative methods to make guests' visit more luxurious. Guests receive an "Art of Sleep Menu,'' allowing them to choose from an array of modern sleeping amities, including a TempurPedic, a European Pillow-top, and a European Feather-top bed, and all beds use Lotus Luxury Bed Linen Collection.

When it comes to services, complimentary options, and vacation packages, the Heathman Hotel is unparalleled. Complimentary services include (but are not limited to) a Personal Concierge, a business center, a fitness suite, meeting and event facilities, high speed internet, fresh coffee and loose-leaf tea service, sound systems, local telephone calls, 24 hour room service, a private bar, complimentary regional wine tasting every Thursday, a twice daily maid service, an in-room safe, a high-definition theater system.... they even deliver a personal newspaper to their guests every day.

This hotel also earns landmark status because of it's appreciation of art and Oregon culture. Each of the 150 guest rooms contains original artwork made by Northwest artists. The hotel offers its guests a library of over 2,000 books, all of which have been signed by the author, who stayed at the Heathman Hotel. These books constitute one of the only hotel-cataloged libraries in the country. To help guests enjoy this fantastic collection, the hotel offers "Books by Your Bedside,'' a package that includes a hard cover edition of their most recent guest author, overnight lending privileges, and donations to help children learn to read.

The location of this hotel is ideal. It sits right in the heart of downtown Portland's Financial and Cultural districts. Its right across the way from the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall and the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, and it's a mere walk away from half of Portland's most popular attractions - and a short bus ride away from the rest.

For wine and dining, this hotel is also magnificent. The Heathman Restaurant employs the service of Chef Philippe Boulot, a winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence, who offers exquisite cuisine and wines and seasonal High Tea in the Tea Court. Live jazz performances take place Wednesday through Saturday to make the dining experience even more unforgettable.

This hotel isn't merely fantastic for relaxation and vacations; it's also a great place for meetings, conferences, events, banquets and gala affairs. There are eight private dining meeting rooms that accommodate anywhere from 10 (for an intimate gathering of any kind) to 150 (for a more grand celebration).

If there are any doubts about the quality of this luxurious hotel with award-winning service, the reviews tell all. In Travel + Leisure's 2009 awards, the Heathmen hotel was rated one of the 500 Best Hotels in the World. It has been awarded 4 Diamonds by AAA for 24 consecutive years, and Conde Nast Traveler calls it on of the "World's Best Places to Stay.'' Clearly, one can't go wrong by spending some time in the Heathman.

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