The town of Hood River Oregon is located 60 miles east of Portland on Interstate 84 in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area. The area is rich in natural resources with agriculture, timber and recreation as the major sources of economic activity. Fruit grown in the Hood River Valley is of such exceptional quality that the county leads the world in Anjou pear production. Cultural and recreational activities abound including windsurfing, kiteboarding, scenic parks, mountain bike trails, fishing, camping, whitewater rafting, year-round skiing and snow boarding, historic tours, festivals, museums and art, cultural and civic organizations. The climate in Hood River is mild with less than half the annual rainfall of Portland.
Nichols Landing is located on an embayment of the Columbia River within walking distance of downtown Hood River. The end of the spit separating the property from the mouth of the Hood River provides some of the best kiteboarding on the Columbia. The launch site for the windsurfers is immediately west of the basin.
The four-story, 88-room Hampton Inn & Suites will be the first new hotel to be built in Hood River since 1997. Catering to both the business and leisure traveller, the hotel’s freeway visibility, waterfront location, on-property amenities, access to downtown shopping and restaurants, coupled with Hilton’s worldwide sales and marketing, assure its competitive positioning. In 2011, Hampton was the #1 franchise in the world according to Entrepreneur magazine.
A mixed-use 20,000 square foot, commercial building will contain a restaurant & bar, retail and office space.
Location: Hood River, Oregon
Owner: NBW Hood River LLC
Developer: Naito Development LLC
Completion: Spring 2014
Project cost: $15 million
Program: 88-Room Hampton Inn & Suites and 20,000 square feet of commercial space located on an open cove to the Columbia River within walking distance of downtown Hood River.