Tuesday, March 17, 2009

the Nines

My heart went pitter-patter when I discovered the Nines, a new luxury hotel that opened in the fall above Macy's in the old Meier & Frank building in downtown Portland, Oregon. The Nines' design themes came from SERA Architects of Portland and interior designer ForrestPerkins. The gorgeous rooms use a turquoise called Sonoma sky and an espresso brown. What's especially cool is that the hotel is as eco-friendly as they come. According to a press-release:
Eco-consciousness has been a key element to the development of the Nines, which anticipates LEED Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. To achieve this prestigious designation, conservation-focused plumbing, including low-flow faucets, have been put in place in order to save 400,000 gallons of water each year. All products used in daily housekeeping are “Green Sealed,” and the hotel retains 50 percent of its energy from renewable sources including wind power and carbon offsets. Low-emitting adhesives, sealants, paints and carpets were used during the renovation to secure optimum air quality. Throughout the building process, 24 million pounds of material was removed and 90 percent of construction waste was diverted from landfills for reuse or recycling. -Source

9 comments:

High-Heeled Foot in the door said...

WOW!!!!!

I wanna go!

kathi said...

Just one night, give me just one night!

Lauren said...

gorgeous!!! hahahaha kathi has me cracking up!!

Sharon said...

I am hooked on your blog. and i totally blame you for my new found love of turquoise:)
thanks for all the inspiring posts!!

Pattie said...

That chair is wonderful!

Delikatissen said...

And that carpet... and that wallpaper.... OMG!! It looks amazing. I totally wanna move to Portland and live in the Nines. Great find!

Things That Inspire said...

I love to see how people manage their pillows on the beds. I am not a huge fan of euros, and it was great to see the bed in this hotel - all king shams, focusing on the horizontal.

Daniella said...

Love your blog! It's sooooo Tiffany's! LOL... love this colour!

Anonymous said...

I stayed here for my 5th Anniversary this past April! It was such a fab/chic hotel! The lounge area is just as amazing as the rooms!

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