Hotel deLuxe began as the Hotel Mallory, commissioned in 1912 by Rufus Mallory. Even then it was a luxurious retreat: the Crystal Room (now the Screening Room) was a ballroom featuring Grand Piano and orchestra pit. In its previous life, the Green Room was a billiard room furnished with a pool table, crystal decanters of spirits and fine cigars. Across the lobby, ladies could socialize privately in the Lady’s Parlor, which is now the Editing Room.
The Mallory Hotel’s last major remodel was in the late 1940s, and was done in a Regency style, complete with imported European crystal chandeliers. In the mid-1950s, when Oregonians voted to allow liquor sales in bars, the iconic Driftwood Room was added.
The Mallory was purchased in early 2004 by Provenance Hotels and reopened in 2006 after an extensive renovation designed to honor the legacy of the Mallory and channel the Golden Age of Hollywood.
How did the hotel come up with the name Hotel deLuxe? It was inspired by the Hollywood color lab, Deluxe, that brought brilliant color to the silver screen. Besides being inspired by classic Hollywood style (Gracie’s restaurant is a nod to showbiz icon Gracie Allen), the hotel’s décor takes its influences from Art Moderne, and the Art Deco movement that ignited during Paris’ 1925 World Fair.
Curator Tessa Papas was commissioned to source and select the more than 500 black and white cinematic photos that adorn Hotel deLuxe’s hallways and rooms.
Hotel deLuxe continues to serve as an elegant and luxurious retreat, with lavish events held at Gracie’s and in-the-know regulars flocking to the Driftwood Room for our legendary cocktails.
At Hotel deLuxe, have an experience, not a stay. Just as staff would for a celebrity, Hotel deLuxe tailors your experience to your specifications. Just let them know what they can do to make your stay perfect – no request is too big or small. In addition to the standard amenities, Hotel deLuxe’s Provenance Signature Amenities include:
“Make It So” Button – It’s yours for the asking. Just pick up our in-room phone and order whatever you need, whether it’s a basic amenity or a whimsical fancy.
Pillow Menu – Rest well with your choice of a range of specialty pillow types.
Honor Bar Tasting Menu – Enjoy expertly paired sips and snacks at discounted prices; food-beverage pairings turn the honor bar into a culinary adventure.
Spiritual Menu – Taoist? Christian? Muslim? Hotel deLuxe has a variety of books of faith, please feel free to borrow one during your stay to get inspired.
iPod Menus – This is the sound track to your stay. Borrow an iPod preloaded with your favorites genre of music – options range from classic tunes to modern Portland bands.
Salt & Straw Ice Cream – Have an urge for something sweet? Call us – staff will deliver a pint of Portland’s famous Salt & Straw’s gourmet, hand-packed ice cream to your room.
Pet Welcoming Amenities – Pets are people too: upon your arrival, your pet will be greeted with a pet bed, bowls, toy, tasty treat and comprehensive list of local pet resources ranging from dog walkers to pet psychics and everything in between.
Pet Room Service – For doggies with good taste, Hotel deLuxe has a pet-friendly menu designed with pets’ nutritional needs in mind.
Pet Spiritual Menu – Hotel deLuxe has a range of inspirational books on everything from dog massage to pet psychology; available to borrow free of charge during your stay.