Historic Hotel in Portland, Ore., Announces Centennial Celebration

The Benson Hotel commemorates 100 years of legendary experiences with special Portland hotel packages

Jul 08, 2013, 15:18 ET from The Benson Hotel

PORTLAND, Ore., July 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Benson Hotel, a Coast Hotel in Portland Ore., is celebrating a very special anniversary this year, with 2013 marking 100 years of legendary service and elegant accommodations. In addition to being a favorite Pacific Northwest hotel for Portland getaways, for the last century this historic hotel has been a preferred home away from home for presidents, movie stars, music legends and star athletes; a tradition that's sure to continue for the next 100 years and beyond. To commemorate its centennial celebration, The Benson Hotel is offering guests the following special Portland hotel packages and promotions:

Centennial Celebration

  • Deluxe accommodations and valet parking
  • Centennial Celebration welcome gift
  • Two tickets to the Oregon History Museum and a private historical tour of The Benson Hotel
  • First 100 guests to book this package through July 31 will also receive a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries

The Centennial Celebration package starts at $164.00 per night

Legendary Experiences

  • Two nights in our Presidential or Grand Suite and valet parking
  • Centennial Celebration welcome gift
  • Bottle of sparkling wine and strawberries
  • Helicopter tour for two of the Portland area
  • Personalized recommendations from the concierge
  • In room massages for two
  • $100 gas card
  • Private historical tour of The Benson Hotel
  • Private 7-course dinner for two with premium wine pairings in the Wine Cellar, prepared and served by The Benson Hotel's Executive Chef, Gavin Russell
  • Daily room service breakfast for two

The Legendary Experiences package can be reserved for $5,000.00

In addition, guests that book at the Best Available Rate during the 100 days between Aug. 1 and Nov. 9, 2013, will receive free parking and $20 off food and beverage in The Palm Court restaurant or room service with offer code PROMO1. Coast Rewards members who stay during this time will also receive 100 bonus points per stay.

The 100 day promotion and Centennial Celebration package can be booked at www.coasthotels.com or by calling 888.523.6766. The Legendary Experiences package must be booked direct with the hotel by contacting the Reservations Manager at 503.228.2000 or emailing reservations@bensonhotel.com.

"While this is a milestone for The Benson Hotel, it's our valued guests and the Portland community who have made the past century so legendary," said Ron Gladney, General Manager of The Benson. "We're proud to be one of Portland's treasured icons and look forward to continuing the tradition of providing impeccable service and exquisite accommodations for the next 100 years." 

Simon Benson, a Portland lumber baron and philanthropist, fulfilled his dream of building a world-class hotel in Portland, with what is now The Benson Hotel. Under his vision and direction, the hotel opened March 4, 1913 as the New Oregon Hotel, an "annex" to the Oregon Hotel. In fact, heavy doors engraved with "OH" can still be found in the hotel. Always a visionary, Simon Benson equipped The Benson Hotel with the latest innovations of the day, including automatic door switches, circulating ice water and electric lights in the guestroom closets. Now, with its extinct Circassian walnut walls and columns, classical coffered ceiling, exquisite Austrian crystal chandeliers and cast-iron railing along a sweeping Italian marble staircase, the property exudes the unique and exotic glamour of another era.

The Benson Hotel offers more than 18,000 square feet of event space, from the executive style Regency Boardroom, to the elegantly appointed Crystal Ballroom and opulent Mayfair Ballroom. It's no wonder it has been a favorite of heads of state, key business leaders and blushing brides for the last century – decades of memorable experiences have been created at this historic hotel – a tradition that Coast Hotels will strive to uphold for generations to come.

For more information on The Benson Hotel's 100 year anniversary and pricing for the Centennial Celebration package, visit: www.bensonhotel.com

About The Benson Hotel
Established in 1913, the historic Benson Hotel combines European elegance and charm with modern luxuries. Located in the heart of downtown Portland near sightseeing, tax-free shopping, nightlife, performing arts and museums, The Benson features 287 guestrooms and suites with high-definition LCD televisions, high-speed wireless, iHome docking stations, organic bamboo robes and slippers, Sealy ® Tempur-Pedic sleep system beds and more. The property is also home to The Palm Court restaurant and bar, as well as more than 18,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. For more information visit www.bensonhotel.com. If you would like to stay in touch, please "Like" us on Facebook at The Benson Hotel or "Follow" us on Twitter at @thebensonhotel.

About Coast Hotels
Coast Hotels offers properties throughout British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, the Yukon, Alaska, Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. Coast owns, manages and franchises properties in cities large and small. As one of North America's growing - and Canada's largest - hotel brands, Coast owes its continued expansion to its commitment to exceptional service, prime locations, value, and guest satisfaction. Visit coasthotels.com or call 1.800.663.1144.

SOURCE The Benson Hotel