The Challenge

To design, permit and build a signature upscale select service hotel on a prime real estate lot in the heart of Portland’s Old Port district. This required sensitivity to the local historic architectural context along with compliance with Hilton’s strict franchise brand standards.


The first franchise hotel in downtown Portland, Olympia needed to create an iconic building that exceeded the brand standards both inside and out. The hotel’s titanium skin harkens back to the metal shed buildings that once populated the historic waterfront.

With external illumination provided by cutting-edge color-changing LED’s, the Hilton Garden Inn Portland combines modern construction technology with luxurious, transitional interior finishes – a unique design combination that earned the hotel “Deal of the Year” from Hilton.

A Unique Opportunity

The Olympia Companies is devoted to pursuing opportunities in the hospitality industry. We strive to leverage the commitment, strength, and intellect of our team members to explore and develop assets as well as prospects.

In addition to our Management, Design, and Development services, we posess expertise in developing Restaurants, Property Branding, as well as Acquisitions.