Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Portland, Oregon, Provenance Hotels specializes in financing, developing and operating award-winning independent hotels. Their portfolio includes Hotel deLuxe, Hotel Lucia and Sentinel in Portland, Ore., Hotel Max in Seattle, Hotel Murano in Tacoma, Wash., the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery in New Orleans, and Hotel Preston in Nashville. In addition to this State Street project in Madison, the company has three hotels under renovation and construction in Seattle and Portland that will join the collection in 2017 and 2018 as well as projects in the works in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Fort Wayne, Ind., Stillwater, Minn. and Hermosa Beach, Calif.
Distinguished by deeply-integrated art stories, gracious service and strong ties to their local communities, Provenance Hotels share
a commitment to sustainability and eco-friendly practices. The company’s Green4Green program incentivizing travelers to opt out of housekeeping service. As a result, the hotels help to reduce waste and conserve water and energy. In Portland, Provenance Hotels partnered with local apiary purveyor, Bee Local, to install beehives on the roofs of its hotels. The hives at the Portland hotels aid in the recovery of the overall honeybee population, which has experienced a dramatic drop in recent years due to colony collapse syndrome. By fostering small colonies of urban bees, the hotels are able to help protect honeybees in Portland while the honey harvested from the hives is used by the culinary teams in the hotels’ bars and restaurants. In addition to these programs, Provenance Hotels has implemented eco-friendly and sustainably produced pet offerings at all properties.
Recognizing the shared responsibility that businesses have in caring for the environment, Provenance Hotels seeks partnerships with local companies that share their commitment to sustainability and local innovation. In Portland, Provenance Hotels has forged relationships with companies such as Jacobsen Salt Co., Bee Local, Smith Teamaker and Salt & Straw – all companies that mindfully strive for eco-friendly practices, support local businesses and practice social responsibility. As Provenance Hotels expands into new markets, the company continues to seek new opportunities to innovate with businesses bettering their communities through environmental practices.
Provenance Hotels’ investment in thoughtful programming and passion for infusing meaningful local partnerships into the guest experience has earned the company regional and national acclaim with six Provenance Hotels recognized with Conde Nast Traveler’s 2016 Reader’s Choice Awards. In Portland, Sentinel was recognized as the #1 top hotel in the Pacific Northwest and #10 nationwide. Also gracing Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best Pacific Northwest Hotels was Hotel Lucia and Hotel deLuxe in Portland, Hotel Max in Seattle and Hotel Murano in Tacoma. In New Orleans, the Old No. 77 Hotel & Chandlery was named to Conde Nast Traveler’s list of best hotels in New Orleans and was selected by the editors of Travel + Leisure as the #7 Best City Hotel in the U.S.