Rooms 703, 803, as well as 1003, are reputed to be the most haunted rooms in the Heathman Hotel. Paranormal events have been regularly reported in all three rooms. Cold spots, inexplicable sounds, and poltergeist activity have been reported by guests of the hotel. People who have spent a night in the rooms have said that they have seen a hazy face staring at them from the dark corners of the room. Videos taken in the room reveal strange shadows too.
Guests who left the room in order to enjoy the city and many of the hotel’s amenities came back to find their towels soiled and furniture moved. The hotel’s front desk has also received several calls from guests saying that they can feel a presence with them in bed.
The mystery behind the rooms which end in 03 could be attributed to a suicide that may have taken place from the floors above. A psychic who saw the ghost at the end of the bed in room 803 did say that someone had jumped to their death and is now haunting all the rooms which he passed on his way down.
The construction of the Heathman Hotel began in 1927 and was completed in December of that year. The 10-story structure was made with concrete and brick. Designed with the Italian Renaissance style in mind, the architectural firm of DeYoung and Roald was recruited for the hotel’s construction.
The hotel’s formal opening was in December 17 and the city’s mayor and governor were in attendance to make dedication speeches. The Heathman family, for whom the hotel was named, was very active in the hotel business for over 25 years. When George Heathman died at the age of 49, his wife and two of his children remained active in the business until the 1960s. [/tab]
The Heathman Hotel has 150 luxurious guestrooms and suites which are all equipped with modern amenities for the guests’ utmost comfort. The hotel has been named one of the best 500 hotels to stay in the world. AAA has also awarded the hotel 4 Diamonds for 26 consecutive years. It is a member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts Worldwide and the Historic Hotels of America.
The hotel hosts art exhibits once in a while. The Heathman Restaurant and Bar is one of the best restaurants in Portland. Headed by Director Philippe Boulot, the restaurant has been the winner of the James Beard Award for Excellence and the 2011 Wine Spectator’s “ Best of Award of excellence”. The restaurant’s extensive wine list offers wines from every region and is a delight to every connoisseur.
- Wireless internet access
- In-room safe
- Complimentary telephone calls
- Twice daily maid service
- MP3 compatible sound system
Things to Do
There are lots of fun things to do in Portland, Oregon. It is a vibrant city that has a lot to offer to guests. The Oregon Convention Center is the largest convention center in the Pacific Northwest and it received the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Award in 2004. It is located in the city center and just within proximity of the best restaurants, shopping centers, and entertainment centers. Guests can watch the home team, Portland Trailblazers, play on the hardwoods of the Portland’s Rose Center. The Rose Quarter is home to the 200,000-seat Rose Garden and 6500-seat Theater of the Clouds, the 12,000-seat Memorial Coliseum and the 40,000-square-foot Exhibit Hall.
Forest Park, the nation’s largest forested park can also be found in Portland. The park spans more than 5,000 acres. The city also has its share of some of the best museums in the country, including the Portland Art Museum; the Oregon Historical Society; the Portland Children’s Museum and the Oregon Museum of Science & Industry. Portland Shopping is also better compared to other places because all purchases are tax-free. Portland is a shopper’s paradise with many places to choose from such as Lloyd Center; Pioneer Place Shopping; Washington Square and The Pearl District.
Deluxe Rooms start at $299
Symphony suites start at $329
Executive King starts $349
Renaissance King starts at $399
Warhol Suite starts at $460
Oregon Symphony signature suites start at $839