The Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center is located to the north of the existing Oregon Convention Center in downtown Portland. This full-service hotel contains 600 rooms plus substantial meeting, foodservice, and retail space. The hotel development will serve to attract larger conventions to Portland and will also serve to spur additional economic development in the neighborhoods surrounding the convention center. The hotel is located directly on the light rail serving the overall Portland metropolitan area with direct access to Portland International Airport. Mortenson acted as the developer and design-builder for this project.
As part of the Hyatt Regency Portland hotel project Metro, the Oregon Convention Center, and Mortenson Construction dedicated funding to develop construction careers for women and people of color. The Community Construction Training Program provided funding to BOLI-certified pre-apprenticeship programs to diversify the pipeline of future workers. This program exceeded pre-apprentice training goals, directly investing in 112 pre-apprentices to help generate well-paying careers for those who are underrepresented in the trades.
Mortenson invested $300,000 and Metro and OCC contributed an additional $150,000. The program grantees included Constructing Hope, Portland Opportunity Industrialization Center, Portland YouthBuilders, Oregon Tradeswomen Inc, and Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute.