IHG Hotels & Resorts (IHG) today announced the signing of its first Vignette Collection hotel in the United States in McMinnville, Ore. Scheduled to break ground in late 2023 and open in 2025, The Gwendolyn will occupy a coveted location along McMinnville’s historic Third Street retail and cultural district and in the heart of the state’s famed Willamette Valley wine region. The hotel additionally represents a desirable destination for all travelers seeking a variety of adventures, only an hour drive from both the state’s Pacific coast and downtown Portland.
A first-of-its-kind hotel for the region, The Gwendolyn will feature 92 luxurious guestrooms, destination restaurant and retail spaces, a rooftop pool with accompanying restaurant and bar, a fitness center and a spa. IHG Hotels & Resorts will oversee the hotel’s evolution alongside owner Hugh Development – a Portland-based real estate development firm with more than four decades of CRE and asset management experience – and operator Practice Hospitality.
Vignette Collection hotels offer one-of-a-kind experiences for guests seeking rich and varied independent stays. Each hotel also features a name reflective of a unique element of its history, character or location, with The Gwendolyn serving as a tribute to Clarke’s aunt.
The Luxury & Lifestyle Collection brand’s U.S. debut follows the signing of its first Americas region hotel – the El Gran Encomendero in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula – earlier this year, and previously announced properties across Asia, Europe and Australia following its August 2021 launch. The first Vignette Collection hotels to open include Hotel X Brisbane Fortitude Valley in Australia and Sindhorn Midtown Hotel Bangkok in Thailand. IHG anticipates securing more than 100 new Vignette Collection properties in sought after global urban and resort locations and heritage destinations within the next decade.