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Portland’s Hotel Lucia Celebrates Photography with Style

PORTLAND, Ore. – Portland’s Hotel Lucia has been lauded by international media and travellers alike as the most artistic hotel in a city famed for pushing the boundaries of creativity and style. Centrally located downtown within easy walking distance to shopping, restaurants, like Portland itself, Hotel Lucia is smart and cosmopolitan yet casual and comfortable.

Hotel Lucia is home to the world’s largest permanent collection of black and white photographs by Pulitzer prize-winning photographer and Portland native David Hume Kennerly. With his resume of high-profile commissions from Newsweek Magazine, LIFE Magazine, NBC and Time Magazine and an appointment as President Gerald R. Ford’s personal photographer, Kennerly is one of the nation’s most accomplished photographers and Hotel Lucia is honored to showcase his lifetime’s work. In addition to his photography, the hotel boasts dozens of works by regional and national artists in the lobby and meeting rooms.

Hotel Lucia’s 127 guestrooms are exquisitely appointed with custom furniture, bold colors and possibly the “world’s most comfortable beds,” as frequently noted by Lucia’s guests. Each guestroom phone has a “Get It Now” button that puts anything guests want literally at their fingertips and all rooms boast a Pillow Menu, Spiritual Menu and iPod Menu so guests can customize their stay. Forgot your iPod? Borrow one from Hotel Lucia. Buddhist? Taoist? Scientologist? Hotel Lucia has your book of faith.

One of Portland’s most acclaimed chefs, winner of the James Beard Award and TV’s Iron Chef, Vitaly Paley, opened Imperial at Hotel Lucia in September 2012. Here, he and Executive Chef Benjamin Bettinger explore heritage cooking methods using ingredients from Portland’s diverse bounty. Inspired by campfires and the big open spaces of the Pacific Northwest, Imperial is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily and provides 24-hour room service for hotel guests.

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About Hotel Lucia
Centrally located at 400 SW Broadway in the heart of downtown Portland, Hotel Lucia – one of Travel + Leisure’s 500 Best Hotels in the World for 2010 – offers an art-filled boutique setting just steps from the city’s best shopping, restaurants and night clubs. This hotel offers 127 guest rooms and indulgent but essential amenities including Portland’s own Portland Roasting coffee and Smith Teas; Provenance Hotels’ signature Pillow, Spiritual and iPod menus; and a “Get it Now” button on every hotel phone for the most whimsical desire or typical need. The Hotel Lucia can be reached by calling 503-225-1717 or found online at,,

About Provenance Hotels
Provenance Hotels is an award-winning collection of urban boutique hotels with a distinct and deeply integrated art story and unique, welcoming amenities. It includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and the Governor Hotel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Wash., Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., and Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tenn. Provenance Hotels can be found online at


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