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Portland's grand old lady will join Hilton's Curio Collection in October 2021 and get a makeover.

COURTESY PHOTO: THE BENSON HOTEL - The Benson Hotel will get an makeover and join the Hilton Curious group of 100 unique hotels.

Portland's most traditional hotel, The Benson, will join Curio Collection, part of the Hilton portfolio, in October 2021.

The Benson will still be owned by the existing stakeholders and managed by Coast Hospitality, but is being rebranded as a Hilton, part of their Curio Collection.

The change will be more than just a name change. The makeover for the Old Lady of Broadway will include "renovations to the hotel's common areas, including the meeting space, lobby, and (food and beverage) outlets," according to a release from Hilton.

"The 287-room hotel will continue to be operated by Seattle-based Coast Hospitality Management with design inspiration led by architectural firm GGLO. The property will remain open during all renovation plans.

George Schweitzer, managing director of the Benson, said, "It… allows us to provide our guests an enhanced experience that is authentic to Portland, with connectivity to the Hilton Honors worldwide guest-loyalty program."

COURTESY PHOTO: THE BENSON HOTEL - The Benson Hotel's presidentail suite was remodeled in 2018. As the hotel becomes part of the Hilton Curio group its common areas will be remodeled too.

Curio Collection by Hilton is a global portfolio of more than 100 hotels and resorts, and each one provides travelers local offerings and unexpected amenities tailored to every traveler type while staying within the Hilton guest-loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

COURTESY PHOTO: THE BENSON HOTEL - Check in at the Benson Hotel will become contactless for regulars when the hotel becomes part of the Hilton Curios Collection in October.

Honors Members will have access to contactless technology through the Hilton Honors mobile app and can check-in, choose their room, and access their room using a digital key.

COURTESY PHOTO: THE BENSON HOTEL - The Benson Hotel's presidentail suite was remodeled in 2018. It's called "The Residence of the Presidents" because almost every president from William Taft has stayed there.

The 1913 Benson is the only Portland Hotel that boasts a presidential suite. In 2018, The Benson had a two year $14 million dollar renovation of its guestrooms and suites. The website still boasts of having two LCD televisions and "a clock/radio with iPod docking station."


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